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I currently have two drives, a 74gb raptor and a 500gig. Vista64 is going on the raptor. I currently have a few games on the raptor; If I move them to the 500 gig hard drive can they still work? Also will I have to reinstall all my games with the new OS or will everything stay on the 500gig and still be accessible after the OS change?
    
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They probably won't work, I assume the games are installed for/in Windows XP? Especially if they made any registry changes like most programs. Generally programs can't be moved across OS's without re-installing as far as I know. Your static files will still be accessible however.
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They probably won't work, I assume the games are installed for/in Windows XP? Especially if they made any registry changes like most programs. Generally programs can't be moved across OS's without re-installing as far as I know. Your static files will still be accessible however.
yeah, what he said,
but not all games' require these registry information.. but in most cases yes,
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They simply will not work.
The likelyhood of them working, or even having the save files present is slim at best. (and its almost impossible if they are actual big games, not some tiny arcade games)
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What games are they? A lot of games can be moved and still work perfectly, and a lot of others just need a little tweak in the registry or something. If you list what games you have I may be able to help you out with them.

I run 3 OSs on my PC so I've had to deal with this a few times
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i have WoW, crysis, grid, cs:source, and COD4 on my raptor

on the 500gig is Age of Conan
    
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