(Or manually change them - "TOO RISKY" - they say)3)Manually hexedit all relevant path statements to the new path in the files.4)Double click all the reg files to update the windows registry.5)Search C:\ for any files containing text "C:\Program Files (x86)\XYZ" and (individually, I'm afraid) change this to D:\Vista Programs\XYZ.
That might just work, but my problem is that the suggestion above seems more like a career choice than a quick fix, is there software that can do this?
If Windows is already installed, this option does pose some risk.
Assuming you have a legitimate copy of Windows installed on the PC you intend to upgrade (the Vista installer will check to see if it is a licensed copy), then your out-of-pocket will be the upgrade price.
A Windows Vista Home Basic upgrade pack will cost you only $99.95, but this stripped-down version lacks most of the sexiest features of the OS, such as the slick Aero interface.
If data loss is a concern for you, another option is to use Wubi.
Wubi is a special installation that will install Ubuntu within Windows, similar to any other program.
Hello, How do I move installed programs from C:\Program Files (x86) on an almost full C:\ partition to another partition such as D:\Vista Programs, and maintain their full configuration, associations and functionality?