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Installing programs to secondary drive

I have an Asus k501Ux laptop with a 128 SSD primary drive and a HHD secondary drive. The SSD has the OS. I want to install new programs to the HHD as the SSD is near full. Is there a way to install and run the programs from the HHD. Windows 10. When trying to install new Programs the installation defaults to the C drive.

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True.
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Thanks

I have tried changing where the apps will be installed but it still defaulted to the C drive. but I'll try some other progams to see if works.

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Please don't

I've seen apps claim and then it turns out the apps is a trojan.

Use the settings I linked to and watch for options during install.

-> In closing Microsoft Office will and does install parts of it's apps on C and there is nothing you can do to stop it as it's hard coded. That discussion is well done so you may feel shortchanged.

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Just an aside

I suspect your going to have a constant fight with disk space on that small ssd.

Give some thought to replacing that ssd with a 480/500GB unit.
For most folks that should be an ample amount of storage.

Now move the hdd to an external enclosure and use it for backups.

Without the hdd in the laptop it will increase your battery life.

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SSD

II had hoped to use the SSD for the OS and the HDD for the programs but it looks like that is not going to work. I guess I will have to invest in a larger SSD. I wish I had known this before I bought this new laptop.
Thanks for your help.

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It works here. But that's not what I think you are asking.

I think you are asking for a setting that will make all apps to default to another drive.

The reason there is no such setting is that Windows never enforced this. So you might get along with what you have as long as you pay attention during any app install.

But I get it you want it to be automatic.

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What about something like this,

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