How can I change the default program installation directory in Windows 7?
I'm toying with the idea of getting a SSD to replace my main drive. However, due to the relatively small size of these when compared to normal hard drives, I want to customize my Windows installation a bit more than the norm. I'm using Windows 7 Professional, 64bit.
When poking around the Windows registry, you can see there are keys which allow you to set the Program Files, User account directories, etc. However, once Windows has been installed, it's a little late to change these!
Essentially I want to install Windows itself on C:, and Program Files (both versions) on D:, along with user accounts. I can then manually install things on the SSD that I actually want there and hopefully cut down as much space as possible - I really don't need things like Windows Mail, DVD Maker and various other programs I never ever run cluttering up that precious space on the SSD... not to mention the AppData directory.
Can anyone recommend a way of doing this?