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I am a registered user of Affinity Photo and Designer. I now have a second personal computer, a laptop, and I would like to install Photo on it, as a Windows App rather than execution of the usual .exe downloaded file. That's important to me because my laptop has a very small SSD where the OS is, but will install Apps on a much larger DATA HD. (On my desktop Windows doesn't see Photo or Designer as Windows Apps, but rather as installed programs. I'd like to change that situation too, but that's a later topic.)

So....

Should I pay for the Windows App, then request a refund? Or is there somewhere else I can get the App install file, then later use my registration code to activate it?

Thank you,

Ray

PS. Should have mentioned that Windows allows Apps to be installed on the DATA (D:) HD whereas Affinity Photo wants to be installed in on the OS (C:) in Program Files.

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, Ray. :)

The Microsoft Store versions of the Affinity apps are sold by Microsoft, not Serif, so you can’t simply switch between the MS app and the desktop app. Since the MS app is tied to your MS account, it doesn’t use a product key.

If you purchased the desktop app(s) within the last two weeks you can apply for a refund.

P.S. I think you should be able to install the desktop apps in any location, but I’m not sure of the details.


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So, I guess you last statement is now my question. While I might guess the desktop could be installed in any location, I think it's a safe bet that most testing by the software engineers took place with it installed in its default location. So i'm always quite hesitant to install any software elsewhere.

Any experience out there with installing on a drive other than C:?

Ray

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The Affinity applications will install wherever you want to put them on Windows.

Just change the install location when it asks where to install the program.


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Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
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On 12/24/2018 at 7:19 PM, RayFortMill said:

Any experience out there with installing on a drive other than C:?

Yes!!  All my Serif and Affinity apps, along with the great majority of my other programs, are installed on my dedicated Programs drive, D:\.

HTH

Jeff


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics

 

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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