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windows question about games.

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BigRed

Caffinated Member
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Apr 6, 2001
Location
Mount Vernon, WA
well im about to format my hdd and swap mobos and reinstall xp corp. the thing is i have a raid drive (2x 20gb drives) with all my games installed on it and after i format and reinstall windows would i still be able to run them? or would i gotta make a backup copy of some registry entries? i dont wanna reinstall 26gb of games, lol. so would the games work after i reinstall windows if not what would i have to do to keep them?
 

David

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Joined
Feb 20, 2001
I think that the games will have a lot of registry entries. I would try reinstalling windows and seeing if the games will run. If a game wont run, you will need to reinstall it.
 

stool

Senior Member
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Dec 20, 2000
Location
Albany, NY
That will mostly depend on how the games were installed originally. Most that were done through Setup will probably have to be reinstalled. As David said. you'll probably have more work doing registry entries than reinstalling.
 

David

Forums Super Moderator
Joined
Feb 20, 2001
I would try just reinstalling windows and try to run the games, one at a time. If the game works, then you're fine - it may reinstall the registry entries it lost. If it doesn't - reinstall the game. See if you can backup your savegames if possible.