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.