Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:45 PM
Each Windows installation has entries in the registry that tell the programs how to work. Since these entries won't exist in your new Windows installation, the programs won't work.
Also, they have security descriptors assigned to each particular Windows installation - and that information will tell the system that those settings belong to another Windows installation than the one that you're running. So Windows won't let it run.
Next, if the program thinks it's on the C: drive - but it's now on the E: drive - it's gonna be confused, and won't want to run. That's relatively easy to change for the main program startup - but it won't fix the "calls" that the program makes to other files within the program's folder.
Finally, the keys and security stuff within the programs is designed to prevent copying (to prevent unauthorized use) - so just getting your game keys may not be very easy to do (if it's possible at all).
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