[SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows on a new SSD - will the programs work?

neznemi

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Hi!
I am planning on upgrading my SSD where is my Win10 installed from 128GB to 512GB, I used my old SSD for mostly Windows (and some drivers), My apps and games are stored on the D drive which I do not intend to take away. My questions is, after reinstalling my Windows, will all the apps that are located on D drive work? (In properties I checked and they are located in: D:\Users\xx_name_xx\Programmes) My Steam games are located there as well. Will I be able to run them after installation?

My network speed is really slow and downloading everything again would be incredibly painful.
I checked, and these are the main apps I have on C drive: (do I need to worry about them? For Nvidia drivers I would download GeForce experience, but for Visuals C++ and etc?)
View: https://imgur.com/a/ypK36zG

View: https://imgur.com/a/c9GvvTB

View: https://imgur.com/a/XEXHVVl


Thanks!
 

Math Geek

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your steam/origin games will work fine and can be copied over to the new drive or can be left where they are now. the rest will need to be reinstalled on the new drive. a lot of stuff they need to work right is stored in the registry of windows and other places. to get everything where it needs to be you need to reinstall the programs. hopefully you kept the installers or you'll have to suffer through the downloads again. but you're steam games which are likely the largest files will be fine.
 

Math Geek

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your steam/origin games will work fine and can be copied over to the new drive or can be left where they are now. the rest will need to be reinstalled on the new drive. a lot of stuff they need to work right is stored in the registry of windows and other places. to get everything where it needs to be you need to reinstall the programs. hopefully you kept the installers or you'll have to suffer through the downloads again. but you're steam games which are likely the largest files will be fine.
 

MPF-Dean

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Math Geek is right,

However you are upgrading due to space yes? If you're happy with your setup at the moment, clone the SSD to the New SSD and everything will come across safely;

Or there is a free one by slysoft/clone CD makers, I can't remember its name but its orange - cloneHDD or something it was called back in the day
 

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