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how to change file download path permanently..d: instead of C:?

Q: how to change file download path permanently..d: instead of C:?

I had problems with vista, so i created a new partition, installed a different version of vista, then formatted the original OS partition. (obviously i had no idea what i was doing, but thats beyond the point)
Now i have a problem with the new partition i created for vista.
The default drive on where to save things is C:
however, C: is my OS drive
how can i change it so that all files are downloaded to D: without manually entering it everytime?

Or, would simply changing the Drive letters work?
if so, how do it do it? Ive tried using the vista maintenance tools, but i get an error saying it cannot be changed because of files in use.

Or, should i get a new harddrive, remove the old drive, install a partition on it named c:, install vista on that. (i would assume the original vista disc i have has the ability to create a partition on it when booting from disc.. its preactivated)

Im not really looking for the easiest or cheapest way to do it. I have just googled the crap out of this, and im not really finding the info im looking for, because im not really sure what its called.
So any suggestions would be very helpful

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I have windows XP Pro. I use PDF Xchange viewer instead of Adobe. I find it's a little faster. However, it has a feature that I don't like. It stores downloads in my registry "C:\Documents and Settings\"my name"\Local Settings\Temp". How do I permanently change the download path to my desktop? Thank you.

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How can I permanently change a single file's icon?

I have organized some backups as ISO files, and would like to have a different icon for each file.

I have created an .ICO for each file.

IconChanger worked great, but only while the program was installed. Once I had all the icons changed and thought I was through and uninstalled the program, all the icons went back to their original disc icon.

Is there a way to permanently change a single file's icon, so if I move it to another machine it will retain the icon?


A:Permanently change a single file's icon

Originally Posted by 3DPiper

Is there a way to permanently change a single file's icon, so if I move it to another machine it will retain the icon?


Technically, yes, a "resource editor" can be used to alter icons embedded in executables. However, once you start haxx0ring an app, most software vendors would see that as a violation of their terms of use, which is why I won't provide further technical detail (I realise you're asking for entirely innocent reasons).

I can't imagine it would be worth your time though. It's just an icon, after all.

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I am currently having the same problem on my Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop. Anytime I try and run a program I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Even when I try to shut down or restart it says "You do not have permission to shut down the computer"

I can only run programs by going into Task Manager -> New Task (Run) -> and searching for the program itself.

Please Please help me!!!

A:Cannot Download file, Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file

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I dont know if my prob is with XP,IE7 or a virus,so i didnt no were to put it but any way.I cant download files from the internet,I try to download a file and it gets as far as letting me pick run or save as but when i pick either run or save as it says "Windows cannot accesss the specified drive,path or file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" and the message bar (top bit) says "C:\Documents and settings\owner\local setting\temporary internet files\content.IE5\ZBTELH.....".This happens with every file with its .exe,.torrent,.jpg etc.....I scanned with adaware and found 9 objects that were tracking cookies i dunno if that may have something to do with it and then ran avg free and it didnt find anything,i was hoping to run hijack this but i uninstalled it (stupidly) and i cant download files.Also IE7 wont let me delete history when you click delete browsing history and click on delete all it just closes and the pop up telling you progress just appear and the history stays.Ive tried searching the internet but i cant find a problum like this.Is it my settings or a virus or what?

heres some more infor in case it might help:
Running IE7
Windows XP with all sp's
Zone Alarm Security suite
Avg Free Edition

Hope someone can help me

A:Cannot Download file, Windows cannot access the specified drive path or file

I am currently having the same problem on my Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop. Anytime I try and run a program I get the message "Windows cannot access the specified drive, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Even when I try to shut down or restart it says "You do not have permission to shut down the computer"

I can only run programs by going into Task Manager -> New Task (Run) -> and searching for the program itself.

Please Please help me!!!

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My drive C is almost full, so I had an additioanl drive D added to my computer. I want to take advantage of this additional space. How, for example, do I move My Documents from C to D and then permanently change the path in Excel, Word or PowerPoint to access the data?

A:Change file path


I don't fully understand what you mean by "permanently change the path in Excel, Word or PowerPoint to access the data".

If your documents are on a new partition, you can launch Excel, Word, PP docs from there, or browse to the partition from within the applications.

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I have a program called TweakUI which used to reside in Start Menu/All Programs. I couldn't find it there so used Google Desktop and it in Windows\System32. No idea how or why it got there. Can I move it out of there or is there a way I can get it back in the Start Menu?

A:Can I change the path of file?

yup, open up your system32 folder (you might have to tell windows to enable viewing the contents of that folder, I think it hides everything in there by default).

Find the tweakui program and right click on it. Without releasing right click, drag it to the start button, and the start menu comes up. Drag it now into program files and release the right button. You should get a menu and you'll want to choose "create shortcut here".

I think also that they designed tweakui to work as a control panel extension so it always appears in your control panel. Check there.

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don't know if this has been answered before but the search is being wonkey so I just made a new thread.

my dilemma is that my C drive is 10GB however I have a multi part self extracting .EXE file that wans to extract over 8GB to the temp folder on my C drive however I only have 4.5 GB of space left on it.

so my question is, is there a way to change the path of the EXE file so it makes or extracts to a folder(temp or other) on another drive or even the same drive?

that or is there a program I can DL that will do the same thing.

note that once the file extractor is started the change file path is grayed out...another viable option would be a way to allow me access to this extraction path input line before the extraction takes place, like an interrupt or something.


A:self extracting exe file path change

Hi Borathian, welcome to Tech Support Forum...

If you install an archive program such as WinRAR, you should be able to right click the self-extracting file and choose to extract to a different location.

Hope that helps

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Hello All,

Apologies if this is in the in incorrect section, but since I encountered this problem while I was restoring a image I decided to place this thread here.

Does anyone know of a way to change the location filepath of all files in a folder? from C letter to G letter?

I imaged my C Drive and restored this image to another partition G drive while C drive is still present, for some reason I assumed all the filepaths would change to G too. But this is not the case everything refers back to C drive even startup services.

I wanted another OS setup that had similar settings but with different programs. I guess the quickest way to fix this is to format G and reinstall, but I would like to ask if there is a way to mass change file paths as this would be the least time consuming solution.

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I would really appreciate help with the following:
In Kodak EasyShare I want to change the location where pictures are stored. I have not been able to do this despite spending hours experimenting.

There does not seem to be any way to change from the default location that EasyShare installs.

I tried backing up and then restoring to a different location. I was able to do this and the files have been copied to the new location but I cannot get EasyShare to access the files in the new location - it just continues to use the old default location.

There does not seem to be any way to enter/modify a path to the file location.

I have searched extensively in the Help program and in the FAQ at the Kodak site but found nothing helpful.

Would really appreciate any advice/help with this.


A:EasyShare: How to change path, file location

You can the default location in the Easy Share programs options. I just did this for my parents a few weeks agao. It's there and pretty obvious it's got the entire save path listed. I can't be more specific then that since I don't use it.

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I use Firefox and I installed this add-on called Easy Youtube Video Downloader 1.1 . It works fine, but the file I downloaded (MP4) went to my AppData folder. I want to change the Folder path to something that is easier to access. So how do I change the Folder path for those particular files I downloaded off Youtube?

A:How do I change the Folder path of a downloaded file?

I just went to the site and looked at the screenshot off it, dood its pretty self expansionary, All u have to do is change the "Save As" location to wherever u want it to go on your HDD.

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I am a new XP user. When I set up my new p.c. I wanted all the accounts to use the same favourites file for Internet Explorer. Somewhere I found a place to change the path that Explorer used for the favourites file - I changed this to point to a common folder (one not specific to a particular account), and moved my old favourites file into that folder.

That worked fine, but now I want to reverse the procedure and I cannot remember where I changed the path that Explorer uses to look for the favourites file. Help!!

I've searched the web and found two options - one involves editing the registry, and one involves a power tool. However I did this through some other process that was much simpler - as I recall all I did was create a new folder and enter a new path name into a settings dialogue box somewhere.

Does anyone know where this feature is hidden in XP?

Many thanks


A:How to change path for IExplorer favorites file location?

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Hi, Recently I installed 2 x 120 SSD Drives in a RAID 0 allowing me to have 240 storage space as well as speed. In the past, I have changed My Documents, My Pictures...ect.. to another HDD. (D. Can some one tell me the correct steps to do such a thing? I have right clicked on each file/folder I want to have on another HDD (D and chose "MOVE Target" and "Find Target" and changed it from my C: to my D: so as to not take up space on my SSD's. The problem I am having is that Windows keeps putting these folders into my C: by default, so basically, I have 2 of every folder. I only want one.. Windows puts one on my C: and I have one on my D:. the C: is empty..and my D: has my stuff..

How do I correct this?
If you need pic's or more info, I will post what you need...

Thanks in advance!!!

A:How do I properly change my file target path/Location?

There are registry edits you can do to point Windows to your other drive but IMO they are more trouble than they are worth. Personally, I just recreate the folders on my hdd and then forget about the ones on the ssd. A few unused folders on the ssd don't take much space or bother anything.

Using the "libraries" feature of Win 7, you can add the new folders from your hdd to the Documents, Pictures, Music, etc... Libraries so they are readily accessible. You can even remove the folders on your ssd from the Libraries if seeing the empty folder there bothers you.

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I had a setup of a 40gig with windows and drivers on it and a 160 gig with all my games on it. And I posted about a year ago now on some other forums about changing the default install path from C:\ to D:\. Which I have done before,but since I formatted I have forgotten how and now everything tries to install to my C:\ and I have to change the path manually. Which is fine until I come across a game that won't let me pick the install path... I know its in the regedit somewhere. any help on where to change the path would be great ... thx alot

A:Permanently changing install path

Could this be what you had in mind http://www.theeldergeek.com/specify_...tion_files.htm.

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I have a puzzler for the Outlook wizards. I'm wondering if somebody can help me recover my colleague's lost folders and messages. The short version is that I changed the Root Folder Path setting in Outlook 2013 for his IMAP account, resulting in the loss of several nested folders and contained messages that were apparently not synced by IMAP. Reverting the setting did not recover the folders/messages!
------- Long version ------------
Please bear with me on the explanation and please please do provide any relevant input that might help with this issue.
My colleague is using Outlook 2013 and had 2 IMAP accounts configured: 1 Gmail account and 1 other account (let's call it "Work"). At first, his issue was that several of his "Work" account folders nested under the Inbox were not syncing to his iPhone email client. I attempted to help by configuring IMAP folders in both applications.
The provider of the Work email specifies that the path for IMAP folders should be configured as "INBOX." Therefore I set this path on his iPhone and changed the Root Folder Path in Outlook 2013 for the Work account to the same, "INBOX".
Upon the change in Outlook 2013, his nested folders immediately disappeared, including all of the contained messages. I reverted the setting back to the default (blank), which restored only 1 folder with a handful of messages, one that apparently had been configured as an IMAP folder, but the rest of the folders were ... Read more

A:[Outlook 2013] Changed root folder path, permanently lost folders and messages?

I'm experiencing this same issue and am currently in panic mode.  Did you ever find a solution to this issue.  I can't seem to find anything online.  Thanks in advance for any information that could help!

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Every time I download a winamp skin from their site it comes up with the error message stated in the subject after it has downloaded 99% of the file!

When downloading, the file is temporarily placed in here:

"C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\6j8XMZO1\filename"

Is it just because I am not logged in as an administrator, or is it something else???

How can I overcome this problem???

Cheers )


A:Error message "Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied" when download

It is indeed probably because you are not logged in as the Admin. When you download skins for Winamp, they self extract and install to the proper directory. Sounds like the skin is coming down OK but when it goes to extract and install, it stops as you don't have access.

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When I install or download file from the net, these one are automatically saved onder c: user\downloaded file

As I just install a new SDD HD, I would like these file to be saved under d:\user\downloaded file

How could I permanently modify the default files?


A:How to change the default download file directory

open Internet explorer and press CTRL+J
click on link options
set default download location

if you use firefox then in tools>>options>>general tab

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Hello, my admin name is Mike and lets say my file path name is C:\Users\Mike\AppData and I want to change the name Mike to Chad which is easy but my file path still stays C:\Users\Mike\AppData how do I get it to change to C:\Users\Chad\AppData.


A:Change Admin Name doesnt change path name

Create a new account there is so much info linked to the old name its not simple to change

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I am always using the "Copy as path" option and it is a pain to always have to press Shift to get this and some other additional context-sensitive menu options.

Is there a way to enable the "Copy as path" option so that it is there in the regular right-click context menu, with no pressing of the Shift key required?


A:Can "Copy as path" be enabled permanently without Shift

Not sure what exactly that does but you CAN add any context menu items you want to the normal right click context menu for explorer.

Unfortuantely it reguires registry editing.

If you google for the instructions for creating the very common "Command Promt From Here" context menu item, you could adapt that to change the name and the function that you are looking for. "Power Toys" may also allow you to edit context menu items for explorer.

From the web:Navigate in your Registry to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Classes/Folder/Shell

and create a key called "Command Prompt" without the quotes.
Set the default string to whatever text you want to appear in the right-click menu.
Create a new key within your newly created command prompt named "command," and set the default string to cmd.exe /k pushd %1You may need to add %SystemRoot%\system32\ before the cmd.exe if the executable can't be found.
The changes should take place immediately. Right click a folder and your new menu item should appear.

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hi, anyone can tell me how to permanently change the mtu for a given network device in win7? the cmd "netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface ?NameOfConnection? mtu=XXXX store=persistent" does not work for me: mtu value goes back to initial after reboot...
thank you

A:how to permanently change mtu?

you can modify the windows registry for this as well.

click start type regedit the navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\[Adapter ID]]

(Find the correct adapter you want to change on your machine, there may be multiple entries depending on the number of adopters you may have)

the right click and create a new REG_DWORD, name it MTU, set the value after that.

hope this helps

Cheers !!

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When I am typing, sometimes I get the character ? instead of ?. After doing some research, all you need to do is select the English(US) instead of English(Can) in the language bar. Apparently, it seems that this language setting only effects the individual software instead of all the software installed on your computer. So for example, if I changed this language setting in Word, this setting will not roll over to Notepad or Chrome or even the OS.

I am wondering if there is a way to permanently save the English(US) setting so it will apply to all of my software?

A:Change Language Permanently

If you go to Regional and Language Settings in the Control Panel, you should be able to set it to English (United States) so that all software defaults to this. Additionally, you can go to the "Keyboards and Languages" tab and click on "Change Keyboards" to ensure that English (US) is installed. If not, you can add it.

Keyboard Layout - Change

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I have really tried everything i can think of and researched so much for answers.
Please, i only formatted my computer 2 months ago and then this came out of the blue. I am about to start back at school and i dont want my computer to go bust. I need any help possible.
I wake up and i log on and what comes up is not what my profile I logged into looks like and so i figured that my comp had a quick lapse in ability like it had before that made it assume a temp profile because mine could not be found.
* So i log out and log back in. No fix. Open my comp check all connections. No fix. System Restore. No Fix.
* That's when i found out that i was in TEMP.ESM-01 login not Tarik but i clearly logged into Tarik so i ended up freakin thinking my files were gone. So then i checked and found that when i went to Tarik's docs through My computer it came up empty but when i go to Documents and Settings/Tarik/My docs its all there so "phew" i didn't lose anything but why am i not getting that profile to load?
* After looking at it all and doing some research i found out it has to do with roaming profiles yet i don't have a host network i connect to; i am the host. So finally i found something that may have fixed it and downloaded it from Microsoft called "User Profile Hive Cleanup Service".
* Didn't Work but what i did notice is that it creates and replaces the TEMP.ESM-01 Profile folder every time i log in with Tarik. So i guess it a profile that... Read more

A:How do i permanently change %USERPROFILE% in the registry?

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On my Dell XP Pro, msconfig lists a number of applications (not services) from 3rd party vendors, such as HP and QWest, scheduled to launch at start-up. Several times, I've unchecked these items, clicked APPLY, and then re-started my system; nevertheless, when my system has finally rebooted, Windows Task Manager shows them running, and I have to eliminate them in Windows Task manager.

So it appears that somehow, there is some application somewhere that is reversing (i.e. ignoring) my (new) settings I try to establish in msconfig. Is anyone familiar with this problem?

I can figure out several ways of dealing with this problem, such as changing the names of these annoying applications (e.g. from application.exe to application.eze) so they cannot be found (therefore cannot launch), but I'd sure like to know what software it is on my machine that keeps overriding my choices. And also how to change the start-up menu permanently without changing the names of the relevant offending programs.

A:Cannot permanently change msconfig settings

msconfig is a diagnostic utility. If you want to permanently manage startup items you should use a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml).
Uncheck whatever you don't want started in that app and let's go from there.

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There are a whole bunch of XP services that launch automatically when you start up Windoze. These can be turned off manually by using services.msc.

But I've found that at least some of these can not be turned off permanently. An example is Automatic Updates.

Does anyone know if it is possible to turn these off permanently? One obvious way would be to change the name of the service, and that's not hard to do, but there must be a "proper" way to do it. Anyone have any ideas?

A:How to permanently change Services that launch

Using Automatic Updates as in your example, if you right click the Service, Properties and set the Startup Type to Disabled and reboot, does that not keep it from starting again?If you disable Automatic Updates, you will then get an informational message about that, which you will also have to disable (if you want).If you have particular fussy ones, tell us which and maybe we can help. I don't think renaming is a good method.I have many disabled service too. Here is a popular list for XP that will give you some ideas about what can be turned off/disabled/better left alone:http://www.blackviper.com/

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Can someone tell me how I can permanently change the default font in Word Pad?


A:Change font permanently in Word Pad?

Hmm, you can use a trick as i think you can't change the default font in Wpad.

Create a rtf document with a "space", select the space, choose your font and size, save as your-template.rtf.
In properties, tick read only to avoid modifying it, be sur that rtf files open with Wpad.
Change your shortcuts to open Wpad so that they open your-template.rtf and that's it.

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I recently set up a sbs 2003 server. My isp doesn't allow my [email protected] emails out or in very well. I have setup exchange for my comcast email and use it in outlook but exchange keeps changing my default email server to itself. Is there a way I can make my comcast email the default permanently?

A:Permanently Change the default email in Exchange

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anyone know how to change user variable permanently for TEMP and TMP path using script for every user profile?

when I use:
setx TEMP "c:\temp", it will change the reg type to REG_SZ instead of REG_EXPAND_SZ

A:change user variable permanently for TEMP and TMP

...which is OK because there is nothing to expand in "c:\temp", right?
If you wish to continue using %USERNAME% in those environment vars, you could use something like
set unvar = USERNAME
setx TEMP "c:\Users\%%unvar%%\temp"

which will give you REG_EXPAND_SZ along with "%USERNAME% in it.
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OK I can open cmd and type color 0a and that's what I like...

So is there anyway to keep this color default so I don't have to type it in every time...

A:Solved: Change Color of Text in cmd permanently ..

I don't know if I can help, since I don't have Windows7,but have you tried to right click on the title bar at the top of the box and select properties.That is how you do it in Windows XP.
Hope that's what you mean.

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running windows 7 service pack 1 64 bit.
Cannot put files in recycle bin as they get only deleted permanently. Cannot change options.
Here is the screenshot:

Thank you for your help.


A:Recycle Bin only deletes permanently and cannot change settings


Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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i want to change especially the brightness settings of a webcam.
Does anyone know a way that lets me adjust the settings globally and permanently?(so that those settings apply to all programs that will use the cam without having to re-adjust)
The cam itself is a quite old no-name model. The basic driver which makes it available to applications on the systems miracously still worked though.

A:globally / permanently change webcam settings

If the cam is that old, its entirely possible that option was never available...

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I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

A:How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

A:How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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hi, randomly the other week my computer became extremely slow and would often hang, so i did some investigating and one way or another i discovered that setting the priority of a certain instance of svchost.exe (the one that hosts the service "Network Connections" among others) to Above Normal seems to do the trick.

i have no idea why this works but it seems to, and so i wanted to know if there is a way to permanently set the priority of this process to above normal without having to manually adjust it every time i start my computer.

i should mention i tried downloading the program "Prio" which claims the ability to save settings on priorities but unfortunately it doesnt work with svchost.exe

does anyone know how to permanently change the priority of this process?

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In a Contact, Notes field, when I select all and change the font, it usually reverts back to the small default font the next time I open outlook. How do I prevent this, and, how can I set a new default font for Contact notes for all new contacts? (I am not talking about Notes, I am talking about within a contact, the notes field.) Thank You

A:Outlook 2003 permanently change font for notes

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I do not want to upgrade my computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10!
Here's what I've done so far.
     First - I unchecked the Windows 10 upgrade box in the optional update list.
     Then I right-clicked on it and chose to hide the upgrade.
The upgrade still started downloading with the selected, important updates so I stopped the download which
also stopped all of the other updates from downloading.
I read that you could do a search for KB3035583 and choose to uninstall it, which I did. But on my next
attempt to install just the important updates, Windows 10 began downloading again before any of the other
updates could be installed. 
I did stop the download again, but I know it will start as soon as I attempt to download this month's updates.
~ Is there anything else I can do to stop it that won't mess up my computer?

A:How can I permanently stop the Windows 10 automatic upgrade/download?

Hello, LadyFirst!
I will be doing my best to assist you today with any questions you may have. Firstly, I would like to say that you have made the right choice by deciding to stay with Windows 8.1 as Windows 10 has many security issues, compatibility issues and privacy issues that grow more concerning as we learn more about the policies. I do see that you already know to remove the update 'KB3035583' which has gave the option to upgrade to Windows 10. A way to resolve this issue of the update coming back, would be to right click and 'hide update' and then it shouldn't install at anytime. I hope I was able to be of assistance to you in resolving your issue!
Stay safe!
If you have any question(s) or need additional help, feel free to PM me!

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I am laptop user. About 2hr ago, i login to my lappy and discover that my profile is different. My folders on desktop went missing and some of the setting changed. Then i try on my own to solve it but to no avail. Fortunately i come upon my C:\Documents and Settings and discover that strange profile C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP and my original profile C:\Documents and Settings\p0716499 was still there. This imply that my previous setting and files are still in my laptop. However, I cant changed back to the original profile and struck with the temp profile.
Initially i suspect is registry problem so i DL "UPHClean Service" by miscosoft but to no avail. Now currently i suspect it might be the work of a virus. I need help. Thank anyone who help me in advance.

A:User profile path change to user profile path change to C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP :\Documents and Settings...

This morning when i woke up, i discovered a icon named "syminstallstub" on my desktop. I checked online and i believe that it could be a virus. I try to find ways to uninstall it but to no avail I not sure what did my younger brother do to my laptop. I feel that im damn unlucky and encounter 2 problems in a row. Please help me solve my problems.

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After reading several threads, I am still not clear: Altho I uncheck the display preview panel button in layout, the panel re-appears every time I restart Mail. This is driving me crazy. Any way around this?

A:Windows Mail - Permanently change preview panel option

Hello Decorlady, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might consider giving Windows Live Mail a try instead. It is better in my opinion.

It supports Pop3, IMAP, HTTP website (EX: Hotmail) email, and is a lot more stable. Plus, WLM will minimize to a tray bar icon, checks spelling as you type messages, and has a separate Inbox for each email account. WLM will automatically import Windows Mail messages, accounts, and settings into it. Contacts will have to be manually imported from within WLM. (Tools, Contacts, File, Import, Address book for current Windows User.) To see the Menu bar, press ALT+M and check "Show all menus".

Hope this helps,

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Every time I insert a picture it takes me to a folder way back who knows where. How do I get Word to take me to my folder on an external hard drive with my pictures in it?
I'm using Word 2007

A:How To Change the Path

I'm not sure if this will work, but...Click the Office button, then click "Word Options" at the bottom of the Office menu and click Advanced in the left pane. Scroll down to the bottom and click "File Locations...". Then change the location for the Clipart pictures to the folder on your external drive that you want to use.

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Hello everyone,

Firstly I would like to say that this seems like a swell enough forum as is and I am frankly out of ideas. About a year ago I had backed up a rather large series of files under one name for my roommate who was in the process of doing some "spring cleaning" on his computer. Fast forward to now and he is out of Hard-drive space damn near and has been unable to find the reserve file himself. Below is the directory under which I named and saved the around 200gb file of games and old-ROTC documents. Regardless the file needs to be found and even after un-hiding all files from the control panel, I have yet been able to locate it. It would seem to be simple enough, one would think that you could see the file name sitting above Program Files but it is not. Any one have any ideas, we would rather not have to reformat/ system restore if we can avoid it.


A:File path error/ Cannot find file directory/file itself

I used a software called TreeSize which shows the size of all folders on the disk. Thinking that the Windows OS is around 18gb, a 200gb files should really stick out with TreeSize.

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ok, so I've tried to research this but have not found a exact awnser, as most are for windows 7.

Now that i've done another full wipe, and fresh install of vista ultimate 64 (on c: ). I want to change it to where anything i install from this point on installs to my D: to keep my OS clean, as I C: i have set with only 60gb just to run windows.

So im not sure how to acclompish everything installing to my D: except the neccesary updates for windows (unless they can install and work from the D: )

my first attempt which i forgot to back up the reg. first I had changed:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion

ProgramFilesDir to D:
ProgramFilesDir (x86) to D:

But then when i went to open my device manager to install my wireless driver, it said it could not find the C; path. And then when trying to get back into regedit, it too gave me the same message.

So now after another quick reg reinstall.....how do i get this to work right lol. as i know that both needs to be changed id assume, so both 32 and 64 bit programs install to the D:
Do i also need to make this change to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Wow6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion
ProgramFilesDir (x86)

or vice versa....

I dont know alot about computers, but i learn things fast, as long as its easy to understand lol.

A:installation path change

Welcome to Tech Support Guy

1. The driver for your wireless adaptor and indeed all drivers should be installed on the C Partition
Installing them on other partitions will lead to problems, many of them, firstly updates to them, secondly chkdsk and sfc etc, expect to find the drivers on the partition that the system files are on.

2. For downloads from the internet see this



In respect of programs generally the custom installation, usually offered, will allow you to select where you install to

Bear in mind however that space will still be used on C drive, as of course the registry entries, and various minor file elements, such as a shorcut will still be on C drive.

Some programs such as Adobe, require the full package download, before the option to select the install location is available

There are many benefits to be gained by moving your personal data, such as your docs, images and audio files to the other partition.

If you do this do NOT copy the whole folder, only the individual files.
Simply create the new folders on the other partition and then copy your files across from your docs and settings. Check they are all there and of course accessible and then delete them from C.

In my opinion your att... Read more

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I used Telegram on remote PC and in my local PC when I browse something like "telegram.me\example" my browser as me to launch telegram and when I click "allow" then it open telegram for me on remote PC how can I change it? I have telegram
on my local PC.

Thank you.

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Old p4 asus running XP. Installed Panda antivirus on D: (partition of C:). C: is mostly full and does not have space to run Panda. Pada scans max out halfway through. I have already moved " my docs" to other drive. D: is mostly empty with plenty of space. Allthough Panda is installed on D: it runs on C:. How can I change Panda and/or Panda path to run on D:.
Any help would greatly appreciated. shieblerp.

A:change path of softwear

You cannot...Windows is the O/S, Windows determines where programs run.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hope this is the right place for this...When I go into My Documents then onto, say, My Pictures the path in the address bar reads.....C:\Documents and Settings\Previous PC Owner\My Documents\My Pictures Now is there a way to replace the previous owner of this laptop name with my own?I have changed the owner name in the registry

A:My Documents path name change

Hi, this link from Tech Republic might be what you want http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-o...amp;tag=nl.e064

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Well Hello There

Quick question fer y'all

I've been doing system administration for quite some time and honestly, getting a little on the bored side. I've been considering a move more towards the development side of things (guess I'd say..more on the side of scripting/web dev,etc...), as I find myself really spending so much time writing and changing the scripts for my own website and for the company login scripts due to being more interested in this side of it.

So, does anyone have any input on what language(s) to really focus on and possible training? Something that'd be pretty desirable to possible employers in the future.

Thanks Ahead of Time,

A:Change of Career Path

Are you planning to switch positions in house? Are you are Unix/Linux or Microsoft shop?

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I recently had to restore my desktop environment from an external hard drive. An annoying problem arose after doing that.

The network path for "My Music" is exactly what was before I restored. When I right click on "my music" and then click on "properties" I get a pop-up box which shows the network path as \users\john\music. The same pop-up box has a tab called 'location' which shows this path and appears to let me edit the path.

The network path for "my documents" (as well as "my pictures" and "my videos") changed after the restore. Following the same procedure as I described above, the network path now shows as \users\public\documents\documents. The pop-up box does not include a location tab and therefore I cannot reset the network to the original location which was similarly structured to the path for my music.

I have not had any luck in finding a solution that works.

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Hey there, every time i want to install something the default path is: C:\PROGRAM FILES\
but i install the programs in a different partition( d:\ ) , so its there away to change the default C:\PROGRAM FILES\ to D:\ ? or its the path that the creator have chosen and not windows ?


A:Change default path..

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