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AaronPwner

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I'm not sure this is the correct forum, but I'm on windows 7 for the first time so i decided to put it here. I currently installed Windows 7 on a new HDD. Instead of taking an entire day to install and patch World of Warcraft I simply moved the folder across from my secondary HDD. Is there any way without uninstalling and installing the game to add the registry key? I would like to use X-fire in game chat, and it doesn't work without a the game installed correctly. I assure you this is NOT an illegal copy of the game I have ways to show that it is not. I simply do not want to take literally an entire day to install and patch it.

Thank you for any help that you can give me ahead of time.
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Neil Jones

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No. You can't copy programs from one drive to another. You have to reinstall from the CD.
This applies to all versions of Windows, not just Windows 7.
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Actually you can. I have copied every file from my 2nd HDD to my main and they run fine. They simply do not show up in the registry so some functions are not usable.
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so some functions are not usable.

That's what Neil means by "Can't copy programs from one drive to the other". Yeah, they will sort of work, but if you want everything to run like it should, then you have to install the program via the setup file.
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And anything else will give you programs and parts of programs that do not work. Combine that with possible OS freezing/ locking/ crashing because the programs are incomplete.
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Actually you can. I have copied every file from my 2nd HDD to my main and they run fine. They simply do not show up in the registry so some functions are not usable.


Another "expert" who thinks he/she knows better than the rest of us.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 29 March 2010 - 02:38 PM.

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Actually you can. I have copied every file from my 2nd HDD to my main and they run fine. They simply do not show up in the registry so some functions are not usable.


Another "expert" who thinks he/she knows better than the rest of us.


We're all here to learn and share. No need to be rude or sarcastic. The 'rest of us' make mistakes, too. Not everyone knows everything.
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