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So after all my troubles with my drive and everything and some random crash on boot thing i reinstalled windows - only now have i realized that it was a Clean Install (it was late, i was pretty drunk) Anyway though i lost application and games from 1 drive i did have some games and apps installed on another drive - i was trying to clean everything up when things just went tits up

So i was wondering, these games and applications can i play/use them still or do i have to delete all of them and reinstall all the files again? the main one im worried about is WoW as i had only just done a complete install of that (all downloaded) like a week ago - that was over 30gb of data with just that So i am not really wanting to having to reinstall that again.

Is there a way, like some application that will scan all my drives and download/fix any files or missing files and fix them into the registry as well so that i dont have to reinstall them all, all over again
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post #2 of 8
as for WoW, i know a co-worker who just transferred it from HDD to HDD and it runs fine, it does not have any Windows embedded commands that it needs to run... just copy the entire folder and you are gtg.

i thought he was full of crap at first, then I did it myself... and it works fine.

CCleaner has a registry fix, and it is free to download

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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post #3 of 8
If you did a fresh install of Windows, any reg entries, program data and links from previously installed apps are gone. There is no apps that I know of that auto-fix themselves if files are missing, so plan on reinstalling them. As for WoW, I have no idea ... try what the above poster recommends.
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as for WoW, i know a co-worker who just transferred it from HDD to HDD and it runs fine, it does not have any Windows embedded commands that it needs to run... just copy the entire folder and you are gtg.

i thought he was full of crap at first, then I did it myself... and it works fine.

CCleaner has a registry fix, and it is free to download

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
Great, thanks WoW does still work
i used CCleaner, how will i know if its worked?
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post #5 of 8
you want to use the registry feature and scan for errors. then fix all selected errors (if any).
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you want to use the registry feature and scan for errors. then fix all selected errors (if any).
Okay i done that, fixed them all and redid the scan and it found nothing, so it should work then? minus MSN which just doesnt want me using it
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post #7 of 8
work perfect? there are no guarantees, but it should help clear up any glaring issues. but if you have some programs that are still giving you headaches, uninstall and reinstall.
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post #8 of 8
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work perfect? there are no guarantees, but it should help clear up any glaring issues. but if you have some programs that are still giving you headaches, uninstall and reinstall.
So far only MSN, i have tried to remove it and ended up using Zap Messenger, but even that didnt work as after i finally am able to install it i get LOADS of crap about mssing DLL's
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