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I was wondering, i have Vista Ultimate on my laptop and thinking about going with windows 7 but i have wow installed on my computer fully updated and everything if i do a install of windows 7 what would i have to do to be able to keep the folder called "Windows.old" that has all the old windows stuff

would that work? i have 3 hard drives (its a killer laptop ) 1 has the OS 1 has nothing and the last one has my games, if i install windows 7 on the one with Vista on it currently would i be able to play wow right away or something? i DONT want to have reinstall wow and download 30+ gb of updates
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Going from vista to win 7, you should be able to do just an upgrade. Meaning, everything should be left intact.
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Going from vista to win 7, you should be able to do just an upgrade. Meaning, everything should be left intact.
Right and doing a Custom install means that the drive will be formatted and will install Window 7 on it.
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I recommend doing a clean install and just copy your wow folder.
It's nice to have a clean install IMO.
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I was thinking of doing the same thing. There wouldn't be any compatibility issues if say I copied my SteamApps folder from Vista and installed it onto the new copy of Windows 7, right?

Or would I need to install games for a week to get back my folder?
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Just install steam and copy the steamapps folder in the steam folder. Shouldn't be a problem.
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Just install steam and copy the steamapps folder in the steam folder. Shouldn't be a problem.
Nah. It doesn't work like that because if you copy the steamapps folder and wanted to play a game on steam or open by application, it'll say that you need steam to open it which won't work. I recommend you use the backup option from Steam and restore it after.

Just go to: File > Backup & Restore Games and choose the games you wanna backup and choose a backup destination.
    
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Wow is a portable app. You can move it around and from machine to machine and execute it anywhere.
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Nah. It doesn't work like that because if you copy the steamapps folder and wanted to play a game on steam or open by application, it'll say that you need steam to open it which won't work. I recommend you use the backup option from Steam and restore it after.

Just go to: File > Backup & Restore Games and choose the games you wanna backup and choose a backup destination.
It works. I promise. You have to install steam and put the steamapps folder in the installed steam folder. I have done it, people here have done it. It works and it's simple.
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It works. I promise. You have to install steam and put the steamapps folder in the installed steam folder. I have done it, people here have done it. It works and it's simple.
I can confirm this, I keep my steamapps folder on a separate HD all the time and use it on several installs.
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