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Second storage problems after Windows 8.1 reinstall.

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April 30, 2014 2:03:18 PM

Hi everyone,

I had to reinstall my windows 8.1 on my SSD (only for my os/drivers) due some problems. So i disconnected my second storage my HDD(for al my videos music games programmes). and did a secure erase installed everything and my drivers.

I reconnnected my HDD and found out that all my normal programmas and games installed on my HDD where unfindable (I know its kinda obvious) in the start menu. So I did reinstall some minor programmes like fraps/gputemp and core temp but I'm not really feeling like reinstalling al those 20 gb games...

Does anybody have a solution for this? you would be my hero!

Thanks in forward,

Jeff
a c 98 G Storage
a b * Windows 8
April 30, 2014 2:05:12 PM

games from what? steam?
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April 30, 2014 2:19:54 PM

rgd1101 said:
games from what? steam?


Some of them, but those are not the problem those are not that big.
Some hard copies and some torrent games does it matter?
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a c 863 G Storage
a c 450 * Windows 8
April 30, 2014 2:44:29 PM

The new OS and Registry knows nothing about those applications/games.

Reinstall.
And FYI, we here at Toms do not assist with torrented games. Period.
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April 30, 2014 2:50:12 PM

USAFRet said:
The new OS and Registry knows nothing about those applications/games.

Reinstall.
And FYI, we here at Toms do not assist with torrented games. Period.


okay thanks, anyway to fix it?
and yes I understand sorry.
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a c 863 G Storage
a c 450 * Windows 8
April 30, 2014 2:56:47 PM

Jeff Van de Pol said:
USAFRet said:
The new OS and Registry knows nothing about those applications/games.

Reinstall.
And FYI, we here at Toms do not assist with torrented games. Period.


okay thanks, anyway to fix it?
and yes I understand sorry.


The only 'fix' is to reinstall. You can reinstall to the same location if desired. But the reinstall creates the correct entries in the Registry and elsewhere.
Some applications make work without doing that, some may work 'sort of' and some may not work at all.

Reinstall is by far the easiest.
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