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Problems with installing a .exe

By Marty9231
Jun 29, 2008
  1. Hi everybody,

    I have problems with this very often, my computer is devided into several drives, of which the F:\ drive is the Windows drive. Now, i tried to install a demo, (exe file) and it automaticly installs to the F:\ drive. And i know what to do about it, just change ProgramFilesDir in Regedit. So i did, but it didn't work? Also, there is a Browse option when installing, but i am unable to click it, because it starts installing right away...

    Can someone help me with this annoying problem?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Depends on how the programmers wrote that program
    You could in fact allow it to install to F drive, then move the installed program to C drive, then create a new shortcut to the exe

    Try that
     
  3. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    I would love to, but my windows drive is not made for installs, so it is to small for that :( and re-partitioning doesn't work.. any other options?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Start-->Control Panel-->System

    Advanced Tab
    Environment Variables Button

    New (System Variables - bottom one)

    Variable name: ProgramFiles (note: no spaces)
    Variable value: C:\Program Files (note: one space)

    Ok
    Ok
    Ok

    Restart

    Install again
     
  5. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    Just tried, didn't work. However i found out that it is Self-extracting first (WinRAR Self-extracting Archive) this also moves all files to the F drive, is there any way to change the self-extracting path?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  7. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    Never mind, i found an other thread, having a real simple solution.
    thanx for the help anyway ;)
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    lol :)

    That always makes me laugh :)

    If you decide to ask another question, I'll just say, just search for it.

    Actually I'd say all questions have been answered online, and many here at TechSpot
     
  9. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    Thats true, and i found it on TechSpot too.
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I found this
    But you stated that you already tried this

     
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