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Going AMD... Do I need to reinstall all my games?

if you've installed the applications themselves on another drive then there's a good chance they won't work when you reinstall. if it's just a steam or origin library however, it should be fine

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

How's it going?

I'm going AMD in a few days. That means new motherboard, new processor, new everything except my ssd and hdd. (I'm giving my current build to my little brother as a birthday present)

When I got my current build, I installed a lot of programs (like steam, origin, uplay, amazon games, minecraft, riot games) on D drive (1Tb HDD) instead of C (500Gb SSD) thinking that I would be able to do clean installs of windows on C drive without having to download all my programs again.

However, now that I think about it I'm not sure that my programs are going to work right off the bat.

Do you think that steam and other apps will launch without any compability problems? Or should I backup everything on an external drive using steam's backup and restore feature ?

 

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It can work without reinstalling but I would wipe the drives and reinstall windows in order to get rid of drivers tied to your old platform. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, juandeag2k said:

It can work without reinstalling but I would wipe the drives and reinstall windows in order to get rid of drivers tied to your old platform. 

Do you think reinstalling Windows on C without wiping D drive will cause conflict?

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1 minute ago, rabbito said:

Do you think reinstalling Windows on C without wiping D drive will cause conflict?

Wiping only the C drive should be fine.

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Programs and launchers need to be reinstalled along with windows.

The game folders themselves you can just specity after installing steam or whatever.


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if you've installed the applications themselves on another drive then there's a good chance they won't work when you reinstall. if it's just a steam or origin library however, it should be fine


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Enderman said:

Programs and launchers need to be reinstalled along with windows.

The game folders themselves you can just specity after installing steam or whatever.

So even if I have steam installed on a different drive than the one with Windows, the programs won't work ?

It'll take an eternity to back up my games...

 

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3 minutes ago, yaboistar said:

if you've installed the applications themselves on another drive then there's a good chance they won't work when you reinstall. if it's just a steam or origin library however, it should be fine

alright I guess I'll have to back up everything lol thanks for the help!

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Just now, rabbito said:

alright I guess I'll have to back up everything lol thanks for the help!

yeah, make a copy of the "steamapps" folder and that should do you, same for everything under "Origin Games"


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, yaboistar said:

yeah, make a copy of the "steamapps" folder and that should do you, same for everything under "Origin Games"

Thanks dude!

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34 minutes ago, juandeag2k said:

It can work without reinstalling but I would wipe the drives and reinstall windows in order to get rid of drivers tied to your old platform. 

Yeah, general rule. Lots of people keep their storage and don't reinstall then come writing on this forum with all sorts of problems because they didn't reinstall.


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40 minutes ago, rabbito said:

So even if I have steam installed on a different drive than the one with Windows, the programs won't work ?

It'll take an eternity to back up my games...

 

Steam won't work, you need to reinstall that.

The steam games don't need to be reinstalled, you can tell steam where to find the games folder.


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