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Windows 7: Steam Games on Win 7.

06 May 2009   #1
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 
Steam Games on Win 7.

So.. if I install Steam on Win 7. and sign in. How do I play all the games that were installed on my old Vista HD.. as Win 7 is installed on a new HD.

will steam just install them all?


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06 May 2009   #2
Fereon

Windows 7 7100
 
 

You would have to download then reinstall the games through steam or if you have the cds you could install them that way.
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06 May 2009   #3
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

yup... it's going to take a while. steam already started reinstalling and downloading. I copied the Appdata file inside of steam. from my old HD, to the new. and most of the games are 100% ready now.. just a few need to be downloaded and stuff.. so hopefully that worked.
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07 May 2009   #4
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

Fixed.. for anyone updating and does need to save everything over from steam and doesn't want to have to re wait for steam on the new system to redownload, and install ALL the games in your steam folder. there is an easier, and faster way.

I went to Computer/c drive/program files(x86)/Steam/Steamapps

the steam app's folder had about 5 or so GFC files for each game that I had, COD4, Source, CS, HL, Bioshock, TF2 and others.. I just copied ALL those into my new Steam apps folder on the new system. and then when I started steam. all of them just needed a refresh in the Games list and they worked.. some needed updates though. other than that they are all working.

That is what worked for me.
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07 May 2009   #5
Decieved

windows 7
 
 

you guys do know steam has a backup option

file> backup games

just be sure to do it in its default location or it doesnt create the exe that restores them.
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07 May 2009   #6
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

If you install windows 7 on a new partition or drive so you maintain your vista files all you have to do is start steam and it will install the service for windows 7.
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07 May 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Where are you games installed atm?
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07 May 2009   #8
Husky42

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

YupYup has it right, i did not bother with a backup of files via the steam method, had my steam install on a different hard drive anyways so i just left it there. Installed windows, launched steam installed service and was gaming.
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07 May 2009   #9
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Where are you games installed atm?
On a separate drive (E) from the windows drive.


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08 May 2009   #10
Archer1978

Genuine Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Install steam again within windows 7 (E: in your case) but point to the directory youve already installed steam on your other hard drive, let it install and sign in.

When you sign into your Vista partation to play steam you will have to input your password and the same if you went to play in Vista then back to Win 7!

You wont have to reinstall your games but you might have to set screen resoulotion, sound settings etc.
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