Just a simple question

#1
Hey,
I plan to do a fresh install to 7 from Vista Home Premium. I have a 1TB HD and 2 smaller ones. Can I copy the contents of the smaller 2 to the 1TB HD, unplug it, install 7 then plug the 1TB HD back in with all my files still in tact or is this not possible?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Wrong forum, sorry.
 


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reghakr

Essential Member
#2
Your file may be intact, but they would run because there are no references to the registry to them.

Answer is no.
 


#3
I was afraid that was going to be the answer :frown:

Thanks anyway.
 


#4
Your file may be intact, but they would run because there are no references to the registry to them.

Answer is no.

I think you meant to say they would NOT run
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#5
Thanks for the correction.

Early Alzheimers I guess:)
 


#6
Now I think about it, I was more looking to copy my Steam/installed games folder over and the usual music, pictures etc. to the TB HD. Would that still have the same result?

Tbh I REALLY need to read up more about this sort of thing.

Cheers again!
 


#7
Now I think about it, I was more looking to copy my Steam/installed games folder over and the usual music, pictures etc. to the TB HD. Would that still have the same result?

Tbh I REALLY need to read up more about this sort of thing.

Cheers again!
As the old saying goes... Remember to pillage and plunder BEFORE you burn.


Install to a clean hard drive... THEN copy any backed up info. Win 7 can format a hard drive before an install... so there is no need to risk it. You will have no problem copying your personal files and photos from another drive.
 


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