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#1 astrolnk

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:43 PM

So I just finished building a new computer. I have my hard drive from the old computer in my new computer with my new hard drive. How do I go about moving my registry keys from old games over to the new hard drive. I would have just reinstalled some of the games but I don't have all the disks for the games to do that.

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:47 PM

Moving regestry keys is awkward at the best of times, I tried this a while back and had very little sucess, I found that the games on the old HDD still worked if I found the relevent .exe file in the program files folder
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 11:34 PM

yeah I can still play the games but the problem is, that I went to go download some new stuff for the game from their website and it comes up that I don't have it installed on my computer. the only thing I can think of is that its not seeing the registry keys.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:57 AM

Would thishelp?

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:34 PM

does help some, but I can't boot up my computer with the os on my old hard drive for some reason, so I don't know how I would even get into the registry on the hard drive at this point. regedit will pull it up for my current hard drive and thats it.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:55 PM

Install just your old had drive as Master leaving your new hard drive disconnected then do a repair install. This will allow WinXP on the old hard drive to recognize the new setup. You will need to install the motherboard drivers and other drivers plus necessary programs and updates.

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