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Okay, so I reformated and made two partitions, 1 for the OS and 1 for storage. I installed The Witcher 2 on storage, then reformatted again. When I go to play it, it says a .dll is missing.

Is there anyway to fix this without uninstalling it from the 2nd partition?


**Edit***

Well, I tried installing it again, and it appears to have installed lighting fast. I assume it didn't overwrite anything, and instead just installed what wasn't there. So I think I'll keep my HDD the way it's setup.
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Okay, so I reformated and made two partitions, 1 for the OS and 1 for storage. I installed The Witcher 2 on storage, then reformatted again. When I go to play it, it says a .dll is missing.

Is there anyway to fix this without uninstalling it from the 2nd partition?


**Edit***

Well, I tried installing it again, and it appears to have installed lighting fast. I assume it didn't overwrite anything, and instead just installed what wasn't there. So I think I'll keep my HDD the way it's setup.
Some (most?) won't rewrite registry entries once you try to rerun it after an OS install. Your best bet would be to back up the save info just in case. If the game doesn't launch properly, then reinstall and replace your save data.

I personally use Link Shell Extension to link game and save data to the boot drive. If I reinstall the OS, all of my info is saved with zero effort. If I have to reinstall a game because of the registry entries, I just "link" my data again, and I'm good to go.

I store it all in a Games folder on my storage drive.
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Is the game installed through Steam?
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