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It definitely worked for me when I wiped C: and reinstalled Windows 8.1. I had Steam on a different partition, not on C:, and after I was done installing Windows, I just went into the old Steam folder and started steam.exe and that was it. It still has all old games and they work.


Imma hafta try it again...(cloneing).....the last time I tried, it was just a nightmare with programs......was it set to raid before or after or do you mess with that? maybe I shoulda unraided first? I tried to do the whole drive though
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Thanks for all the replies. I should have been more clear. Yes, my OS in on my SSD and will be on the new SSD. Prices are getting better so I'm going for a 240 or 500 GB. I'm very very close to going back to WIN 7. mad.gif
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Thanks for all the replies. I should have been more clear. Yes, my OS in on my SSD and will be on the new SSD. Prices are getting better so I'm going for a 240 or 500 GB. I'm very very close to going back to WIN 7. mad.gif

I wouldnt blame you. I made that move.
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This is actually a very simple thing to do.

Open Steam
Click Steam at the top left
Click - Settings
Click - Downloads
Click - "STEAM LIBRARY FOLDERS"
Click - "ADDLIBRARY FOLDER"
Browse to your Steam folder on your other HDD, and it'll do it's thing. No need to back up tons of data, steam does the job simply and great.


Depending on your SSD and current install, you may not even have to reinstall windows. You could use a program to make a bit-for-bit copy of your system drive, and them copy that to the new SSD, all it requires is your system drive having less data on it than the entire size of the new SSD.

For example, a 500GB HDD can be backed up to a 32GB SSD, but only if you're using less than 32GB of data on the 500GB Drive. If you can move everything but the OS off the main drive, and get it down to taking up less space than the new SSD you can just transfer it over nice and easy.

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