Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:38 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Want to reinstall windows, don't want to redownload games...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:55 pm 
8086
8086

Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:56 am
Posts: 12
I have my hard drive split into two drives, primary of 75gb for the windows installation and programs.

The second partition is the d: 400gb and I keep everything on it including my games.

I have ~10 games that aren't on steam that I can reinstall (but would rather not) but the rest of my games are all on steam. I don't want to re-download them because it'll take a life time to do so with my connection.

What's the best way to reinstall windows (I plan to format the c: so it'll be a clean slate, leaving d: with all my stuff on it) and be able to play my games after installing? I know you can save the registry entries but it's been since windows xp since I've done that and I don't know how many entries or where they are for each game in windows 7. I'm no newbie to the registry and am not scared of it, perhaps if there was a program that could point out where the registry entries are?

I've had this windows installation going for years now and it still runs acceptably but I just feel like there is a lot of junk installed I don't want that's hard to get completely rid of. Plus something is up with how some of my video files play that I'm not liking, I figure it's easier to just spend ~hr to reinstall windows, ~20 minutes to reinstall the programs I use with ninite.com and just be up and running again on a clean install.

I didn't post in free-clinic because this isn't a problem, I'd just like it to be easier if it can be :o


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Want to reinstall windows, don't want to redownload game
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:20 pm 
Smithfield
Smithfield

Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:37 pm
Posts: 5219
Back up your Steam\steamapps folder somewhere that isn't going to be on the partition where you will install Windows. When you reinstall Steam, put the steamapps folder back in or make a symlink to it.


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group