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i have all of my games installed on my 1st physical drive C: which has the windows 7 operating system
yesterday, i installed a 2nd physical drive D: with windows 8 as it's operating system

the question is, can i a copy the game's shortcut to my windows 8 desktop and play them? is there a drawback to this other than longer loading times?

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im guessing itl run fine, worst case is - they wont start up at all tongue.gif
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Most of the folder structure in 8 and 7 are the same. As long as you get the "program files" moved along with their Appdata stuff, it should work. Some games may fail to launch of specific versions of DirectX are not installed however. Others may auto-install those as needed when you launch them.
 
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oh, i thought copying over each game's short cut is enough, but i have to copy the entire folder of the game along with it's appdata right?
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Originally Posted by omari79 View Post

oh, i thought copying over each game's short cut is enough, but i have to copy the entire folder of the game along with it's appdata right?

not necessarily copying the entire folder,

appdata folder - maybe, for the save games.. it varies between games
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thanks for the advice mate, i didn't bother with the appdata folder, just ended up creating the games' shortcut and they all work fine except for CS:S which works too but for some reason beyond my comprehension, the start screen looks like



this doesn't happen with 7..only with 8
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Originally Posted by omari79 View Post

thanks for the advice mate, i didn't bother with the appdata folder, just ended up creating the games' shortcut and they all work fine except for CS:S which works too but for some reason beyond my comprehension, the start screen looks like



this doesn't happen with 7..only with 8

its been a long time since ive tinkered with cs:s ... haha, cant remember why it would show up like that

but hey.. if it works biggrin.gif

glad i could help ^_^
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