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post #1 of 12
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I recently ordered another hard drive, I plan doing this setup...

The first hard drive will have 3 separate partitions:
1. Windows XP
2. Windows x64
3. Games (shared by XP and x64 [someone tell me if this will work])
And then the second hard drive will be set to slave for music/videos etc...
4. Storage

Someone tell me if this will work...

Thanks in advance.
   
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post #2 of 12
No... a single game install would not work to run in two different OS. You have to install the game for each OS since installing a game isn't simply just running some files. There are .ini and registry changes.
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I'd venture to say sharing the games between OS would cause problems...
First there is the Regestry issues, solve that ands what happens to any updated files
    
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But... If I do the exact same setup, but only run games off of Windows XP. Wouldn't that work??

What I'm trying to say is... Can I have my windows XP install on c: and have it run my games off a different partition such as f:
   
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by zz0theta View Post
But... If I do the exact same setup, but only run games off of Windows XP. Wouldn't that work??

What I'm trying to say is... Can I have my windows XP install on c: and have it run my games off a different partition such as f:
some games will run like that, not many
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I still don't see the point in putting programs on a different partition.
Even with an image of the main part(s) it's still a pain if you have to reload the OS due to many varaibles.
    
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post #7 of 12
If you're wanting to do something like that, what you may be able to do would be to install the game while in XP and then re-install the game while in x64. Don't know if it would work or not.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kriegen View Post
If you're wanting to do something like that, what you may be able to do would be to install the game while in XP and then re-install the game while in x64. Don't know if it would work or not.
you cant reinstall because to the other XP it doesnt exsist, its never heard of ot
post #9 of 12
some games you only install once and you can basicaly copy and paste into a different hard drive and they work. others have keys into the registry and dont work.

Ex: Unreal tournament 2004, Pharaoh, Diablo II, Homeworld II

The above games I managed to install once, and whenever I would reinstall windows, wether it was XP or Vista, i didnt have to install them again, i could just run them from whatever directory they were in.
You will have to try each game and see which works like that and those that dont, just install them on both partitions.
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Is there anyway to transport registry values from one place to another?

Or is that too risky?
   
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