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new install of XP pro with documents and settings located on the D drive.

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new install of XP pro with documents and settings located on the D drive.  I want system files on C, but documents and settings and data on D drive
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by:baconyi
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documents and settings are part of system files, you cant change that until after you do an initial install, then change the registry to have any future installations and logins to be on a different drive, but you will always have the windows folder/system files, and docuemnts and settings folder be on the same drive at first install.
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so does that mean the original docs and settings will be on C drive and all future ones will be on D.  What reg settings need to be changed?  after the change to registry, is it just the docs and settings folder and all its subfolders that will move locations. What other system files/folders will move?  will this cause a problem?
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here is how you change the default installation path for programs

goto HKLM-->software-->microsoft-->windows-->currentversion
under there is programfilesdir, which is set to c:, change it to d: and thats that for default program files path,


here is link to change the docs and settings path but NOT recommended as quoted by crazyone as accepted solution.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_20325618.html

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thats because like i said, docs and settings is technically part of system files, thats why it initially gets installed on the drive that you choose to put your windows directory on.
hope some of this info helps
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