|26 May 2013||#1|
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backup games / Windows fresh install
I have about 10 games installed on E partition
And i want to do a OS fresh install ( only C partition ) Will the games work after i do the fresh install of Windows ?
Could i make a backup and restore them after the OS install ? I already saved all the saved games, just in case.
But i don't want to install all the 10 games, after i install Windows, it would take a long time.
Any ideas, guys ? Could i use Acronis True Image, for backup, maybe ? Will that work ? Would all the games start normally, after i recover them ?
Thanks, any ideas are welcome
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|27 May 2013||#2|
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If you do a fresh install, you lose the registry entries, user, appdata, etc for the games. So unless they are old standalone games that don't use what I mentioned, they probably won't work by just using the executable on your E partition. I have Steam games on my D drive, and if I restore my system drive, then play the game from Steam, it will do a "first time startup" or something similar to that. Doesn't take long as it doesn't re-download the entire game.
I can then move my saves back in from where I've stored them as a backup.
For non-steam games I just reinstall them, then move the save games back. That's the main thing, saving the saves, and you've done that. I assume you have them saved off the C partition, otherwise they could get deleted when you do a fresh install.
Taking an image of the games on the E partition won't work if you're doing a fresh install. That will only back up your game files. Your fresh install will still destroy the system entries I mentioned in the first sentence above.
Re-installing the games is your best option.
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