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Windows 7: Install - files renaming to Window.old

05 Aug 2009   #1
dinjo

Windows XP
 
 
Install - files renaming to Window.old

Currently have 3 Drives F, G & H and Windows XP is been installed on F Drive and G and H Drive has all got Games and Softwares Installed.

When I try to do a clean install on H Drive (200 GB Free) it says Windows have found Old Windows Install Files and this would be re-named to Windows.old, now i dont have any Windows files installed on H Drive it has got games with like this H:/Program Files/Games is this the reason why it saying older windows files found and I dont want to renamed them as it would mean re-installing all games over again.

Any helps on this.


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05 Aug 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dinjo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would need to install Windows 7 on a separate drive or partition than the H: drive if you want to keep the games and software installed on it. However, you will still need to reinstall the games in Windows 7 though. Installing Windows 7 on the H: drive would not keep the games intact after installation.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Aug 2009   #3
dinjo

Windows XP
 
 

Thanks I installed Win 7 and its amazing and yes Program Files on H Drives were moved to Windows.old , with just some reg hacks I didnt have to re-install the games again.
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06 Aug 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Dinjo,

I'm happy to hear that you didn't need to reinstall the games. Sometimes they install all over the place and is almost impossible to get them to run without reisntalling.
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