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Can't find the option to custom install from SSD to HDD

Apr 19, 2016 12:55PM PDT

I am not sure if I am missing something. However, whenever I am installing my programs I am unable to find the custom install option to change the installation path from SSD to HDD. Is this due to a setting in the windows? I am using windows 10 by the way.

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In short no.
Apr 19, 2016 1:15PM PDT

There has never been a setting in Windows to do this. That option is per app and that app's installer.

To look closer at this we will have to pick an app and then go find out more.

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What about microsoft office?
Apr 19, 2016 8:37PM PDT

Thanks for the reply man! It is my first time using SSD and HDD together so I I am kind of confused on the drives. What about microsoft office?

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Ok one thing is
Apr 20, 2016 6:47AM PDT

you do this while installing the app once it's installed to get it from the SSD to HD or HD to SSD you will have to reinstall and remove from the old location. Typically if you go from 1 drive to 2 the the OS will be on C drive and the new drive will most likely be D.

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Microsoft Office is well discussed about how it
Apr 20, 2016 7:02AM PDT

Let's be clear that Microsoft Office even if you tell it to install on another drive WILL install stuff on Drive C (or more accurately the Windows host drive.)

This has lead some to flame out over this. This is how Microsoft Office installs and I don't mean to upset you here but there's nothing that you can change about it.

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Re: install program
Apr 19, 2016 1:17PM PDT

Some installation programs offer an option in their dialog to choose a folder to put the program in, just as some offer you to choose what exactly to install. Others don't.
This shouldn't be dependent on the OS, but only on the program.

Try the same install program on a Windows 7 computer and see.

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Well typically most apps will have a default
Apr 20, 2016 6:43AM PDT

location. That location is typically c:\program files or program files (X86) based on if it's 64 or 32 bit. The 32 bit usually are in the X86 Program files folder. At my work we always install applications to the F drive not C. So when i get prompted for the location of the install I just change the C to a F and it installs the app on the F drive.

Bottom line any installer will ask or should ask you where you want to install (which drive) but will usually give you a default location.

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