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Windows 7: Help. How to get Installed App on another partition to new C drive?

28 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Help. How to get Installed App on another partition to new C drive?

Sorry I cannot set the title clear.

I have C drive and D drive partition. C drive is for windows installation while D drive is for 3rd party app installation.

I got these heavy apps on D drive.
1. Oracle
2. Java
3. Photoshop
4. Android
5. Eclipse
and many more....

I lost C drive and I must format it.

My question is how to get my "installed" App which already exists on D drive "sync" to new C drive.
Currently, I cannot find Oracle Start/Stop on Windows Service. I cannot find JAVA HOME. Etc. Despite I installed these on D drive yet registry setting seems still reside on C drive.

I will gladly thankful if I do not need to re-install all these apps on D drive. Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2015   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

If you reinstalled Windows on [C] you will need to reinstall all the programs you have on [D].
There were registry entries in the previous Windows installation that don't exist now for all the programs on [D].

If you can restore a backup image of the previous [C] drive, that might work.
When you install programs on a different partition than the OS, you need to keep backup images of both partitions so you can restore both of them to keep them in sync.

I don't know of any way to "sync" what you have on [D] to a reinstall of Windows on [C].
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Thank You for your response.

Actually I still have fully contact C drive. I have not formatted it yet. It just wont load into Windows. Safe Mode and System Repair did not work out.

I have 2 laptops. 1 laptop is with the issue (A). Another one is working well (B). Laptop B is new fresh Windows. I can copy all files from laptop A by removing its HDD and make is as external HDD to laptop B.

So Is there is a way I can copy file from external HDD (A), copy certain specific files to laptop B, or even copy its registry to laptop B to avoid re-installing all the apps I have?

Thanks in advance
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Feb 2015   #4

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

WOW, i don't know how or if what i think you're asking would work.
Work through this tutorial by gregrocker for the laptop that won't boot:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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