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« on: February 03, 2006, 06:53:55 PM »

Hi folks,I have an amd athlon xp with an 80gb hd,it is used 90% for gaming by my grandson,since it is almost full I have bought a 200gb hd and have a question concerning moving files with windows xp pro.
Can I install the drive as a slave then go into the 80gb hd using "my computer" open the program file,click on a folder and select move? with the 200gb hd as the target? If yes, would the installed games (previousely on the 80gb hd) still work?
If none of the above work,does anyone have an idea on how I might accomplish it without reinstalling 20 games or so?
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 07:56:06 PM »

Unfortunately the games wouldn't work, because the registry is set to read them from the location on the C: drive. The alternative would be to reinstall the games and have the installer put them on the new drive. Then you'd have to move the savegames across, which would probably take a good while, unless the games are smallish.

The alternative of course is to move the games over and then look up all registry entries that the games created and change the path to them.

Both methods are annoying, but this is how Windows demands thing to be done, I'm afraid.
You'll also have to assign a new drive letter to the new drive, via the Computer Management console and you might even have to format it prior to adding any data to it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2006, 02:53:53 PM »

Thank you redaxe for an excellent response!
Looks like I`ll be busy for a while. Grin
Thanks again
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2006, 02:57:52 PM »

I had an after thought redaxe,,what if I moved the folders to the 200gb hd then removed the 80gb hd from the pc, the 200gb hd would then become the master with the same drive letter assigned that was for the 80gb hd,,do you think that would work?
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2006, 01:47:08 PM »

It wouldn't work unless you had WindowsXP pre-installed on it and it would still require all the necessary registry entries to run the games properly.
I'm afraid you don't really have any other options. Unless somebody pops in here and has better knowledge of the whole issue.
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