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Will my games work?

I have steam games(separate hard drive) and BF3 which of course is on Origin(separate hard drive)

Will the games still work upon upgrade?

I have an SSD and will deleting the windows.old folder be ok in this situation?

EDIT: Also Drivers and their utilities? Would those work too?! :s
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are you talking preview or when the retail is released? Either way I doubt you will have a answer this soon. Also if it's the preview I wouldn't chance upgrading from you working windows 7 to developmental build with some holes still in it.
Edited by CDub07 - 3/1/12 at 6:58pm
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I'm running a fresh install of Windows 8 on my SSD.

I had Steam installed on an HDD with Windows 7, just had to run it and it did the install the first run and all my games work fine.

I haven't reinstalled Origin yet because I'm not a fan of BF3 as much as BC2.



Drivers are a odd issue right now, everything works, but not 100%.
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are you talking preview or when the retail is released? Either way I doubt you will have a answer this soon.

for the consumer preview, I don't mind either way but I wont be home for 4 hours and it would be nice to know before hand what I have to look forward to, because I plan on doing the "Upgrade" either way and seeing what runs and what doesn't.
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I'm running a fresh install of Windows 8 on my SSD.
I had Steam installed on an HDD with Windows 7, just had to run it and it did the install the first run and all my games work fine.
I haven't reinstalled Origin yet because I'm not a fan of BF3 as much as BC2.
Drivers are a odd issue right now, everything works, but not 100%.

thx for the info, I figured steam would work but I wasn't sure if everything was going to work fine with Windows 8 and VAC Secured servers.
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I'm running W8CP on a Sony SR laptop... the OS hangs like crazy! Whether it's opening windows explorer, recognizing a new USB drive, switching between local/Live accounts... even restarting and turning off the computer causes hangs. Not impressed.
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Running Windows 8 consumer preview - everything [well, almost everything] works great! The OS is super responsive for me.
I have Windows files and such on an SSD, and everything else, including games, on an HDD. I just did an update-install and everything worked cleanly! All the games work, and all the files are right where they should be.

...Drivers are different issue. Graphics drivers are now available for most cards, which is good. Unfortunately, a weird program I need for cpu cooler doesn't fully work, so I can't safely play games for very long lol. You probably won't have any problems.
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I'm running W8CP on a Sony SR laptop... the OS hangs like crazy! Whether it's opening windows explorer, recognizing a new USB drive, switching between local/Live accounts... even restarting and turning off the computer causes hangs. Not impressed.

Did you install your chipset drivers?

On my AM3+ build, without installing my chipset, south bridge, and display drivers, my mouse would constantly get "stuck" but music would keep playing so I knew it wasn't a crash, just a mini freeze, eventually it would become responsive again.

Once I installed the latest Windows 7 drivers (chipset, USB filter, SATA driver, display driver, and my sound card), everything was working perfectly, now nice and stable folding.
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Did you install your chipset drivers?
On my AM3+ build, without installing my chipset, south bridge, and display drivers, my mouse would constantly get "stuck" but music would keep playing so I knew it wasn't a crash, just a mini freeze, eventually it would become responsive again.
Once I installed the latest Windows 7 drivers (chipset, USB filter, SATA driver, display driver, and my sound card), everything was working perfectly, now nice and stable folding.

That's what I was thinking as well. Unfortunately, my drivers are on my USB stick and evertime I plug it in, it would recognize it but freeze when opening up in windows explorer tongue.gif

It was a pain to find the drivers for my laptop online... looks like I might have to do it again. Sony laptops (or at least my version) is super sensitive to the order and versions of the drivers installed... and the *working Win7 drivers weren't all in the same download region lol
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Did you install your chipset drivers?
On my AM3+ build, without installing my chipset, south bridge, and display drivers, my mouse would constantly get "stuck" but music would keep playing so I knew it wasn't a crash, just a mini freeze, eventually it would become responsive again.
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That's what I was thinking as well. Unfortunately, my drivers are on my USB stick and evertime I plug it in, it would recognize it but freeze when opening up in windows explorer lol

Well the less likely scenario is a grounding issue on your USB port, but since it's only casuing explorer to freeze, I'm leaning towards chipset driver.

What you will need to do is download the 12.1 Windows 7 driver because I'm pretty sure the Windows 8 Consumer Preview driver doesn't have the USB and SATA components.

- Install Windows 7 full 12.1 package
- Restart
- Install Windows 7 8-series south bridge driver
- Restart
- Install AMD AHCI driver
- Restart
- Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview Driver
- Restart

If you don;t install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Driver, for some reason the 12.1 driver thinks you have XGP (an AMD proprietary external GPU solution) and won't let you play with Eyefinity or GPU overclocking from in the Vision Control Center. So I'm currently running my GPU stock settings with no Eyefinity.

For me though, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview driver on my 6870 would constantly get "Your display driver stopped working" and would only fold at 80% GPU usage. So that's why I just stuck with the Windows 7 driver.
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120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Acer Media 220 W SFF Acer X1800 Acer Optical 
Mouse PadAudio
The TV cabinet Denon 2808 7.1 AVR + Dahlquist 350W 8" Sub + Kl... 
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CANARY - Main Rig
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CADILLAC - HTPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4570s Asus H97M-Plus AMD R9 280 G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB (2x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Acer Media 220 W SFF Acer X1800 Acer Optical 
Mouse PadAudio
The TV cabinet Denon 2808 7.1 AVR + Dahlquist 350W 8" Sub + Kl... 
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