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Could I do this on a W7 install?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Barso, 12 Oct 2009.

  1. Barso


    Joined: 27 May 2009

    Posts: 278

    I have vista 64 on my C drive and my games on my D drive.
    I know that when I install W7 on a clean C drive, it will not recognize the games on my D drive so I need to reinstall all of my games again.
    But if I try to install my games again over the old games will they install faster and write the details into the W7 registry or is it better to just wipe the D drive and install the games new again?
  2. Fegruson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,049

    Location: Derby

    Probably not, normally you could try a repair, but becuase there is nothing in the 7 registry to say that game is installed, then i would say no.

    You could install it to the same directory, but it would just overwrite the files, not just update the registry.
  3. Raumarik


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,772

    An alternative is to install W7 on C, backup your games on D drive (rename the folder containing them) then reinstall the games into the same original spot on D drive then overwrite with your old game folders. That way the updates games should be applied in most cases and any saved games etc that reside inside the game folders will be retained.
  4. RoEy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jan 2008

    Posts: 1,677

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    That's a good idea. Never tried that myself but will do in future.