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    Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    I have so many odd things happening to my windows 10, Administrator privileges being the worst one.

    I want to re-install clean but then restore my massive collection of games on Steam and Origin without re-installing them..

    Any help and advice would be helpful?

    Also i heard you can get Windows 10 with all the junk taken off like a streamlined version, wouldn't mind doing that either.
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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    copy the folders back then install steam and origin, when you go to install the games on origin it says downloading but flies through as the files are already in place then says ready to play, steam tends to just see them and let you get on with it.
    You may need to change the default install paths if you did it before.

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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    copy the folders back then install steam and origin, when you go to install the games on origin it says downloading but flies through as the files are already in place then says ready to play, steam tends to just see them and let you get on with it.
    You may need to change the default install paths if you did it before.
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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    I know with steam i have to move all the C:\ games onto D:\ to not mess it up then move back after.

    But Origin i did have a nightmare where i move the folders back into Origin and it still downloaded more than half the game again..

    I will try again fingers crossed.
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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    before doing this.. buy a new games hard drive... move it all over and leave it there

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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    Thanks i might do that
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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    Sadly origin is being a real pain, installed Origin then showed it where my games were and it started downloading them again.. Luckily i had moved some games out in case that happened.

    Now What i am having to do is install one game at a time, pause it and then shut down origin, then Transfer the game folder overwriting the new one that had been created.

    I am slowly getting through the games, Steam was very simple in comparison.

    With Steam i went to Settings-Downloads-steam library folders and then directed it to my games.
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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    Sadly origin is being a real pain, installed Origin then showed it where my games were and it started downloading them again.. Luckily i had moved some games out in case that happened.

    Now What i am having to do is install one game at a time, pause it and then shut down origin, then Transfer the game folder overwriting the new one that had been created.

    I am slowly getting through the games, Steam was very simple in comparison.

    With Steam i went to Settings-Downloads-steam library folders and then directed it to my games.
    What a pain, for me it said it was downloading but did the 60gb game in a couple of minutes.

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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    Actually its all done now I tried again one at a time and didnt have to download much at all.

    Still took a while, but its all great now!

    I must be going mad! Strangely i have had two side effects from Re-installing Windows 10 Fall update clean, Sound is beefier in games and graphics and fonts in windows seem to have better higher detail
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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    I must be going mad! Strangely i have had two side effects from Re-installing Windows 10 Fall update clean, Sound is beefier in games and graphics and fonts in windows seem to have better higher detail
    hey...low hanging fruit :-) take your wins

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    Re: Reinstalling Windows 10 clean, but restoring Steam and Origin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    hey...low hanging fruit :-) take your wins
    Ripe for the picking, also tried Doom and it loads very quickly now vs 30secs - 1minute before.
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