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Fresh (Kinda) Install of Windows, Need Programs Help

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So I used to have an SSD from a couple years back that had my OS on it, but windows kept getting a bit bigger each month until the point where it was almost filled up, I had some extra cash so i decided to buy a new SSD that is 4x bigger. I tried to copy the partition over but was having numerous problems so in my infinite knowledge, i decided to do a clean install of windows on my new SSD.

Windows is now installed, drivers all up to date, but i really don't want to go back and re-install all my programs, i had my PC set up so that all my programs and games were set up on a different HDD from my boot drive. So i still have all my programs and files and they all run fine, but they do not run on start up, do not show up as shortcuts or in my start menu.

I think this is because i still have the old windows partition set up, but not active.

So the question is; Is there a way to.. "Import" all my programs/games/files so that they act as if they were installed on this partition instead of the previous one so that they can run on start up, etc.
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try cloning the entire drive with gparted or similar program. windows installation has some hidden files unless you explicitly made it to show those hidden files. that may be why you had problems with copy and paste. not to mention hidden partitions such as the MBR.
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