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Windows 7: Will my games still work with upgrade?

25 Oct 2009   #1
pandora

Vista
 
 
Will my games still work with upgrade?

Hi, when I upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista (not clean install), will my installed games still work? I just don't really want to go through the hassle of reinstalling 30gb worth of content :P.

This is a seperate issue from game compatibility (I have read the list), I just want to know if games will work after an upgrade.

Basically, do games make changes to the registry, or are they simply composed of the files in the installation folder?

Thanks!


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25 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pandora View Post
Hi, when I upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista (not clean install), will my installed games still work? I just don't really want to go through the hassle of reinstalling 30gb worth of content :P.

This is a seperate issue from game compatibility (I have read the list), I just want to know if games will work after an upgrade.

Basically, do games make changes to the registry, or are they simply composed of the files in the installation folder?

Thanks!
Hi pandora

1-If your games work in vista they will in win 7. they may have to be run in compatibility mode


2- 99.99% of the time they will work

3-games (like any application) make changes in registry and have files in the "installation folder"

the only way to tell for sure is to try it

ken
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25 Oct 2009   #3
pandora

Vista
 
 

Sorry, maybe my question wasn't clear enough (looking at it, it's a bit of a mess - sorry )

Here's my sernario - I have windows Vista, and on it, I have several games installed. All I want to know is - assuming they are compatible - will the games work when I upgrade to windows 7?

I guess if the upgrade is there to preserve applications, games will be no different, allways good to check though .

Thanks again.
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25 Oct 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pandora View Post
Sorry, maybe my question wasn't clear enough (looking at it, it's a bit of a mess - sorry )

Here's my sernario - I have windows Vista, and on it, I have several games installed. All I want to know is - assuming they are compatible - will the games work when I upgrade to windows 7?

I guess if the upgrade is there to preserve applications, games will be no different, allways good to check though .

Thanks again.
Pandora

Assuming they are compatible of course they will. vista and win 7 arent that different. Upgrade does preserve everything the good and the bad.

Ken
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25 Oct 2009   #5
Percise

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Yes and no, i have battlefield 2142 works, world in conflict doesnt work, empire earth gold edition doesnt work, sid meiers pirates doesnt work, sims 3 works, gta vice works, world of goo works, so im having problems with some of these games even though i have never had a prob with vista.....don't listen to those people its just been released so there's going to be some games that won't work and will....

Peace
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05 Nov 2009   #6
dmnted

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Most won't

I had about 12 games installed and so far only 1 will work still haven't tried all of them.
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