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Need help moving programs (games) to new harddrive

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September 3, 2010 8:43:00 AM

I'm trying to find an easy way to move all my programs from one drive to another without cloning everything. I don't need to move my OS just programs. I don't know if I'll have to copy any registry files I'd rather not have to. Thanks for any help.

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a b G Storage
September 3, 2010 10:51:37 AM

Well installed programs have a lot of registry entries with the installed location linked to it. Many time just copy pasting doesn't work for games and other apps.

I would say, just uninstall them from the current drive and install them to a new one. Just take a backup of the saved games (for games) and copy them to the location of the new installer.

That is the only way i know of.
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a b G Storage
September 3, 2010 12:55:02 PM

agreed
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September 3, 2010 1:28:02 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
Well installed programs have a lot of registry entries with the installed location linked to it. Many time just copy pasting doesn't work for games and other apps.

I would say, just uninstall them from the current drive and install them to a new one. Just take a backup of the saved games (for games) and copy them to the location of the new installer.

That is the only way i know of.







Thanks, I was hoping for an easier way,But it seems there isn't an easy solution to this. Thanks for the help.
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September 10, 2010 6:56:54 AM

Best answer selected by Malcer.
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