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Fresh Windows 7 install over xp, keep game installs

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My friend wants to upgrade from XP to 7, but does not want to loose all his game installs. Is there any "easy" way to set it up so that we wouldn't need to reinstall all his games?

I've looked at ways through the Windows Easy transfer with the transfer usb cable, and through trying to extract from the Windows.Old Folder.

Thanks in advance!
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No not really. If I remember correctly, if you went from Vista to windows 7 you could do a simple upgrade. However, with xp, you have to do a complete install.
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You could go from XP to Vista to Windows 7, but your asking for problems doing that.

A fresh install is the only way to go straight from XP to Windows 7, which you would want to do anyway since your going to be installing Windows 7 64 bit (or should be).
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make a clone or save the files? then copy the registery files back to where they go and presto?

(don't acculy know if this will work, but in theoty it sounds like it should)
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