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A reg key problem (I think)

redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfixRegistered User regular
so, i reinstalled windows

i had a ton of stuff installed on a secondary partition, which is still there
problem is, a lot of it doesn't think it's installed, because i need the reg keys

particularly fallout 3, which i got back into like yesterday
help?

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    wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Yea generally you need to re-install software.

    You're likely going to get a bunch of people who are going to quote me and say "olol no you don't, lots of software runs fine without having to be re-installed."

    And while that's true, as you have just proven, it's can be a massive pain in the ass.

    I recommend just re-installing fallout 3. Delete the folder off your secondary partition, and just re-install the game. Do this with all software that won't work.

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    exoplasmexoplasm Gainfully Employed Near Blizzard HQRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Don't forget to backup your save files.

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    ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Which was probably on the main partition under My Games in some random folder under the User folder. I really hate the random places that game saves go these days.

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    alright

    unfortunately, a friend that lives like 2 hours away borrowed the disk

    no f03 for me for a while : /

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    matricsmatrics Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Unless your friend is using it atm. (installing on 2 PC's at the same time is bad, mmmkay?), locate a FO3 disk not in use (call friends etc.), call the guy with your disk, ask him to read your serial to you and presto. All FO3 disks are created equal, just the serial is different.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    wunderbar wrote: »
    You're likely going to get a bunch of people who are going to quote me and say "olol no you don't, lots of software runs fine without having to be re-installed.".

    No, you're right.

    Only games that check and recreate the registry keys are the exception.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited April 2009
    Shens wrote: »
    Which was probably on the main partition under My Games in some random folder under the User folder. I really hate the random places that game saves go these days.

    Nothing random about that place. It's the recommended folder for save files for Vista and on.

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    ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Echo wrote: »
    Shens wrote: »
    Which was probably on the main partition under My Games in some random folder under the User folder. I really hate the random places that game saves go these days.

    Nothing random about that place. It's the recommended folder for save files for Vista and on.

    True. The random comes in when the games aren't just saved there and they are saved in many different locations.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited April 2009
    Yeah, it'll get better when developers get used to it (though old games will still be SNAFU). I think it's a requirement for a GFW certification.

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    TethTeth __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2009
    If you're feeling adventurous, you can have someone that has installed the app export the relevant reg keys then go into the .REG file and {replace all} instances of, say, C:\ with E:\ (or whatever disk your old partition/disk is assigned). Then import the reg key. Results will vary. I've never had an issue doing this with games. Other apps - well, they may include drivers and other components that need to be properly registered or even, in extreme usually business-app-related circumstances require you doing shit like importing them into your WBEM/WMI (I highly, highly doubt this is the issue with your home computer though).

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