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Marshey
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need to transfer programs from C drive to D drive

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I get a message that my C: drive is almost full and I need to create space.  I have cleared  the recycle bin and deleted other items but I think the problem is that I have too many programs on the solid state drive (C).  It seems obvious now but I accepted the default C: drive for installation without realising how small it is.  Is there a way to transfer my programs from the C drive to the D drive other than deleting them off the C drive and reinstalling them on the D drive?  Also will there be any registry issues?

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banhien
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@Marshey

 

The following link shows specs of your machine

 

    https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05444427

 

It has 128GB of M.2 SSD. I've got 128GB SSD on my machine with tons of programs and still have 30% free space. You can't transfer all programs/apps from C: to 😧 (or other drive). Please try

 

    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/move-installed-apps-programs-windows-10/

 

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BH
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> Is there a way to transfer my programs from the C drive to the D drive other than deleting them off the C drive and reinstalling them on the D drive?  Also will there be any registry issues?

 

I would not recommend anything other than what you have suggested - it is the best solution.

 

Start with the "free" programs (Adobe, Audacity, VLC), rather than those programs that require a license-key (such as Microsoft Office).

 

No, there will not be any issues with the Windows Registry, as long as the 'D:' drive-letter is accessible, i.e., not a "removable" device, such as an external disk-drive.

 

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Thank you for your reply, I want to carefully study you information before I proceed.   I have used 116 GB leaving 1.35 GB free, have to sort out what I do not need.

 

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Marshey

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Thank you for you reply,  will give it a careful look.  I  assume that I delete programs from C drive before reinstalling on D drive.  Will there be any issues regarding finding data files?

 

I have used 118 GB and have 1;35 Gb free on my C drive.

 

Thanks once again.

 

Marshey

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Don't forget to run the Windows "Disk Cleanup" utility, choosing to "cleanup system files".

Choosing this option removes Windows updates that have already been applied.

Delete all "Temporary Internet Files" within your web-browser(s).

 

 

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@Marshey@  wrote:

I  assume that I delete programs from C drive before reinstalling on D drive. 

Will there be any issues regarding finding data files?


Yes, delete the programs, then reboot, to do any "final cleanup".  Then, install, and reboot.

 

I do not anticipate any problems when your personal files exist on either 'C:' or 'D:', as long as you can remember where you stored them.

 

Also, check your 'Downloads' folder.  It can "grow", over time.

 

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My query was about creating space on my solid-state C drive.

I incorrectly assumed I needed to delete program files.

An HP technician  discovered that virtually half my C drive was taken up by my iTunes library.

The HP technician did some tech stuff and an Apple technician finished the job.

I now have 60 GB free on the C drive

Hope this information will be of use to others.

Thank you very much for your help/answers.

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My query was about creating space on my solid-state C drive.

I incorrectly assumed I needed to delete program files.

An HP technician  discovered that virtually half my C drive was taken up by my iTunes library.

The HP technician did some tech stuff and an Apple technician finished the job.

I now have 60 GB free on the C drive

Hope this information will be of use to others.

Thank you very muchfor your help/answers.

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> Thank you very much for your help/answers.


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