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Need help planning move to dual boot (OSX/Windows) on SSD Hackintosh

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hi guys...

so here's my current situation... I built a Hackintosh compatible PC. Currently I have a 1TB HDD just for Windows and I have at least 20 games installed on it.

What I want to do is buy a Samsung 840 (128GB) and install both Windows and OSX on it. In the end, my hard drives will be:

1. OSX/Windows boot & applications drive SSD on 2 partitions
2. 1TB HDD for everything else (files, games, etc) which will be shared by both OSes via Paragon
3. External 1TB USB 3.0 HDD for whatever else which will be shared by both OSes via Paragon

Where I'm having a problem is trying to figure out how I can avoid having to reinstall ALL my Windows games all over again on the HDD. If I didn't have them, I could easily just format the HDD and call it a day. I'm not too concerned about the OSX partition. Does anyone have any thoughts on the best way to approach this?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! redface.gif
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If they're Steam games you could just move the SteamApps folder to your external HDD and then move it to your SSD once you have windows and mac osx installed again etc. Steam will detect the games and allow you to play them.

If they are just games, then they have probably made registry edits for set-ups etc. so that method won't work. It's the same reason installing a game on an external HDD won't allow you to play the games on any PC you plug the HDD into. You would be forced to install them again.

Other than that I can't help you. You could try backing up your registry I suppose..
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Stock Q6600 G0 XFX 650i Ultra XFX HD 5770 1GB OCZ DDR2 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 15x Pioneer Blu-Ray RE/RW 3 120mm Case Fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit Acer 27" 1920x1080 LED Backlit LCD PC Line 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNova 750W Full Modular AvP Defender K1 Roccat XTD Kone Coca-Cola BottleCap 
AudioAudio
Logitech 7.1 Surround Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 5350 Kabini Asus AM1I-A Radeon HD 8400 4GB Patriot 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Green 1.5TB Western Digital Green 1.5TB 80MM Case Fan Ubuntu 14.04 
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