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Windows 7: How can I move games and programs to new OS install


06 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
How can I move games and programs to new OS install

Hi,
My computer is giving me problems and I think im going to reinstall windows 7 with a clean install. I would like to know if there is a way I could move my games and some of my programs without downloading them.
Thanks,
Jhost

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06 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jhost View Post
Hi,
My computer is giving me problems and I think im going to reinstall windows 7 with a clean install. I would like to know if there is a way I could move my games and some of my programs without downloading them.
Thanks,
Jhost
If you reinstall Windows, you will need to reinstall your programs also. There is no way around that. Windows has registry writes from the programs and have to be installed after Windows is. It you need assistance with your reinstall, this is a good tutorial.
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06 Sep 2012   #3

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

You could try this:

Imaging with free Macrium
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06 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Lawrence View Post
You could try this:

Imaging with free Macrium
This isn't a Clean Install though. It is what he has now just transferred.
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06 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Mainly im worried about games, because they are really large and I have many of them. What about the games?
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06 Sep 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Some games like Steam will run from their Program File .exe, but this is not a permanent solution. You want to reinstall all of your programs eventually.
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