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Installing Programs to Second Hard Drive Windows 8?


starchini

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Hi everyone,

This is my first post and i apologize if it is posted in the wrong section. I have recently purchased and new computer with Windows 8. It's running smoothly and I love it, however I am encountering one particular problem which I have yet to find any solution for.

My primary boot device is a 128GB SSD and obviously I want that space for the operating system install and some essential programs (photoshop, fireworks etc.).

My secondary device is a standard 1TB HDD. This is what I want to be my storage space for files, documents and non-essential programs.

The problem - Whenever I try to install a program to my second drive it comes up with the following error

"Error Writing to D:\blahblah\blah\blah.xml. Verify that you have access to that directory"

I have check my permissions in the security tab and made sure that all the right check boxes are clicked. I have made sure to run the program as administrator and I've check to make sure that the directory is not set to 'read only'.

I really don't know what else to do now, so this is why I have joined this forum in hopes of finding an answer.

I would appreciate any advice and I thank you all in advance for your time in reading my post.

Cheers,

Starchini.
 

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herbrico

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#2
Format second drive...:)
 

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topgundcp

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Hi,
Always turn off your anti virus (AVG) software when installing programs.
 

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vrosa

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After a clean install change the default program files location in the registry. Doing this resolves all permissions problems.

1- Open regedit.exe and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

2- Change the values of the selected entries to what you want

PROGSDIRREG.jpg

:)
 

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