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So I am upgrading my windows 7 32bit to a 64 bit and found that I have to do a completely new installation. I just have Windows installed on my SSD while all my programs are installed on a secondary drive.

When I reinstall Windows on the new SSD is there a way I can remap it so it recognizes all my programs that were installed on my secondary drive?
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I'm pretty sure you'll have to reinstall all of the programs under the new Windows installation. However, just make them install to the mechanical drive during the install process.

The exception is Steam Games. If you have a Steam Games folder, keep it or move it, and though you'll have to reinstall Steam, you won't have to redownload all of your game content.
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So I should basically be reformatting both hard drives but keeping my steamapps folder in my storage drive (3rd hd)?
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Sounds like that would work.
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