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Reinstalled OS on a new SSD, can I still run software from my HDD?

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February 3, 2014 11:59:40 PM

Hello there, I'm buying a new 120GB Solid State Drive and I have my files backed up into my HDD, can my games still run from the HDD even though I'm on my SSD?

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February 4, 2014 12:07:34 AM

if u mirror it then yes, if u reinstall, maybe no seeing the registry will not have those games. but, for a couple of games it can work since some of games can just be copied and they will automatically installed on ur registry. just don't forget to back up ur saves
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a b G Storage
February 4, 2014 12:35:43 AM

It will depends, If u just migrating old OS to SSD using migration apps then it will work..
u just need change the OS partition on SSD to C: (or same as your old OS drive), then change/remove the Old OS partition (Old C: ) to something else

If u do clean install OS (recommended) then some will and some will not..

if the game depends on registry or have config files saved on C: (OS drive) or my doc, etc... it require reinstall..
If it stand alone type of game then it will work....
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February 4, 2014 12:03:17 PM

rdc85 said:
It will depends, If u just migrating old OS to SSD using migration apps then it will work..
u just need change the OS partition on SSD to C: (or same as your old OS drive), then change/remove the Old OS partition (Old C: ) to something else

If u do clean install OS (recommended) then some will and some will not..

if the game depends on registry or have config files saved on C: (OS drive) or my doc, etc... it require reinstall..
If it stand alone type of game then it will work....

I'm using the HDD as storage, should I reinstall it on to the HDD and then it will work?
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a b G Storage
February 4, 2014 8:11:50 PM

Yeah if u reinstall the apps in the hdd it will work..

for me I usually just clean install OS, then manually try all the apps and games...

for the one that can start right away, i just make new shortcut..
for the one that fail to start i just reinstall that games/apps.....

It take more time than just cloning/migrating the OS but u got new clean OS (less junk, less bug that can cause error)
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February 5, 2014 12:42:29 AM

Yes I'm doing a clean Install using my OEM Package with Windows 7 Professional. Thank you so much :D 
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