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