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January 1, 2013 5:38:45 PM

I upgraded everything in my computer, except the hard drive, and GPU. I know that I needed to re-install Windows, which I did on a separate partition, and I know I have to re-download all the drivers.

Is there any way to easily transfer all my programs from my old partition to the new one, or do I have to re-download the programs?
(I'm mostly worried about the games, because they take up the most space and I don't have enough bandwidth to re-download them all.)

Also, my OS is now 64 bit instead of 32.

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a c 88 G Storage
January 1, 2013 7:03:20 PM

You will have to reinstall all programs. No way to transfer them.
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January 1, 2013 7:09:12 PM

You don't have to reinstall Windows, just do a sysprep.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep and open sysprep.exe then select OOBE, check 'generalize' set reboot in shutdown options and confirm with OK. You'll keep all the programs and your machine will be wiped clean of drivers.

Edit: Forgot to mention, if you want to keep your user account with all the personal settings etc, use the built-in Windows Easy Transfer tool.
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January 1, 2013 7:52:55 PM

Soda-88 said:
You don't have to reinstall Windows, just do a sysprep.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep and open sysprep.exe then select OOBE, check 'generalize' set reboot in shutdown options and confirm with OK. You'll keep all the programs and your machine will be wiped clean of drivers.

Edit: Forgot to mention, if you want to keep your user account with all the personal settings etc, use the built-in Windows Easy Transfer tool.




FYI, Sysprep doesn't delete user accounts unless you specifically tell it to do so.

Also, he upgraded his o/s from 32-bit to 64-bit so none of that would work anyhow.
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January 7, 2013 11:42:17 PM

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