I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit and I have 2 hard drives. The hard drive Windows is installed on is a 32GB SSD, and may eventually run out of disk space if all my applications are installed on it. On XP, I was able to change a registry setting to change the default install folder for applications. When I tried to do this in Windows 7, a lot of windows applications lost their shortcut icon and the shortcuts no longer worked.
I then proceeded to install Google Desktop, which installed in C:\Program Files (x86). When it was done, the Shortcut also didn't work because it was pointing to my F:\Applications (x86) folder.
Has anyone successfully done this where it doesn't break existing items in Program Files and works for new software installs?