1. sven stursberg's Avatar
    I've tried to upgrade my Win7 desktop to Win10 yesterday and after downloading all the stuff ti told me it couldn't install it on this computer because the installation could be placed in a non supported directory.
    Huh?
    Ok, I found out it is because when I set up my Win7 I decided to relocate the default path(s) for the program installations in order to point to my D: drive.
    This seems to be causing the trouble.
    Besides the stupid inability of MS programmers to take something like this into account (why don't they just read what's in the current registry and copy that over while Win10 is installing?):
    I guess I will have to move all my installed programs back to C:\Program Files (and the x64 equivalent) and to change the registry settings back to their default ones.

    Or is there any other way (i.e. set this in the ISO files before attempting to upgrade)?
    08-03-2015 06:25 AM
  2. tangledW's Avatar
    Well if you decided it was a good idea to move around directories, I'm sure you can fix it.
    iamtim likes this.
    08-03-2015 06:31 AM
  3. excalibur1814's Avatar
    "Ok, I found out it is because when I set up my Win7 I decided to relocate the default path(s) for the program installations in order to point to my D: drive."

    Something tells me that a VERY low percentage, maybe even a single figure, do as you've done. As you've also entered the registry that's also something that the standard user wouldn't do. I have a feeling that you only have yourself to blame and your stance, at blaming MS, is a bit silly really.

    You already know the answer so I'm thinking that you don't want an answer... you just want to complain.
    aximtreo, iamtim and xandros9 like this.
    08-03-2015 06:33 AM
  4. adrian1338's Avatar
    It actually makes sense to move it off the partition because most tools don't need a reinstall even though your win partition is gone. .. so simply reinstall windows and start the applications from another partition.
    08-03-2015 07:21 AM
  5. WesleyBPeres's Avatar
    "Something tells me that a VERY low percentage, maybe even a single figure, do as you've done. As you've also entered the registry that's also something that the standard user wouldn't do. I have a feeling that you only have yourself to blame and your stance, at blaming MS, is a bit silly really.

    You already know the answer so I'm thinking that you don't want an answer... you just want to complain.
    When you have an SSD with 64GB or 120GB just to speed up the SO, you NEED to move the programs to other place, just the important ones can be on the SSD.
    theefman and xandros9 like this.
    08-03-2015 08:04 AM
  6. elindalyne's Avatar
    You're not supposed to move program files itself. You're supposed to tell the installer of whatever program you're installing to install to a different location. If the installer did not have an option to do so, its a bad installer and the blame goes to the software dev, not Microsoft.

    If you really need to redirect program files to another location, the exact same method should work you used initially.

    Right click on the folder -> Properties -> Location -> Move -> SomeOtherDrive:/
    08-03-2015 09:11 AM
  7. JamesDax's Avatar
    LOL 😁 smdh. Sounds like you made the mess not MS.
    iamtim and tangledW like this.
    08-03-2015 09:15 AM
  8. Peter Kraaijestein's Avatar
    The same problem with folders. I did relocate the OneDrive folder from C: to D: Windows 10 wants it on C:. Not a nice solution when you have a tablet with hardly any space left on C: Also very stupid decission to change OneDrive. Now you have the file on your coputer AND on Onedrive. During installation WIndows 10 asks you what files you want to sync. The default is ON for al files. So if you have a Terabyte of pictures, beware. You will get the warning "DIsk full".
    08-03-2015 09:21 AM
  9. sven stursberg's Avatar
    So, what do you guys, saying I've created the problem, do? Back in time, when I set up the PC with Win7 I used a 60GB SSD drive - the only size affordable for me back then.
    That's the reason I have moved the programs directories...

    Still I think that the folks at MS could have taken this option into account when working on a new OS - it's perfectly possible and ok for Win10 to detect and allow moved personal folders, such as 'My Documents', My Pictures' etc. pp. - so why not for other stuff?

    But my actual question hasn't been answered yet:
    Is there a way to modify the installation files (aka ISO) to reflect the change even before I start the upgrade process?
    08-03-2015 09:53 AM
  10. hopmedic's Avatar
    Your question will probably be better answered (if there is an answer) in a forum like Technet or SuperUser.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-03-2015 10:28 AM

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