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Well all my games are on my 2nd drive (Including saves) and I am probably going to just use my boot in Linux on my memory stick to do a complete copy of my SSD onto the HDD so I have pretty much everything when I reinstall.
EDIT: The only thing I may fear is that some of my games took me ages to find (Because they are old or they now do not exist on steam) so I just hope that they will still run when I reinstall since I do not have the install file anymore.

 

So then try to find the installers now.

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post #12 of 17
Just make sure you backup your users folder. Do it twice or something.

I lost my 55 hour save to STALKER a few years ago because they stored the damn thing in /Users/Public directory mad.gif
Haven't restarted the game since.
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post #13 of 17
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I have cleared out drivers in the Device manager that are hidden/unused but I was wondering if it is safe to clear out unused drivers here? This also applies for the Shadow copies which there are loads too. After clearing out all the other drivers I have noticed a slight boost in start-up time.

    Yes, it is perfectly fine to uninstall all those "grayed" devices.  Just don't mess with: Network adapters, Non-Plug and Play Drivers, and Sound, video and game controllers.  You can safely clean all the non-present devices from all the other categories. thumb.gif
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post #14 of 17
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Well all my games are on my 2nd drive (Including saves) and I am probably going to just use my boot in Linux on my memory stick to do a complete copy of my SSD onto the HDD so I have pretty much everything when I reinstall.

EDIT: The only thing I may fear is that some of my games took me ages to find (Because they are old or they now do not exist on steam) so I just hope that they will still run when I reinstall since I do not have the install file anymore.

So then try to find the installers now.
I would do but all the old installers came off of torrents that took ages to download and I am definitely not going through that again...
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post #15 of 17
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I would do but all the old installers came off of torrents that took ages to download and I am definitely not going through that again...

 

I'm not saying download them. I'm saying find them. See if you can still find them. You know: peace of mind.

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I can't find any of them, OCD kicks in after time and my drive must be organised (AKA clean of anything I no longer think I need) biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 17
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I can't find any of them, OCD kicks in after time and my drive must be organised (AKA clean of anything I no longer think I need) biggrin.gif

 

Did you know that "AKA" means "Also Known As"?

 

Anyway, if you can't find any of them, then the decision to format and start over must be yours. I don't think it's anyone's business to tell you to do it at this point.

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