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Re-Installing windows

Postby cjba » Mon May 15, 2017 12:52 pm

A quick question...

My sample sets are on a separate HDD to windows and the main software. If I reinstall windows on the main HDD, and then also reinstall the Hauptwerk program, can the program re-connect itself to all the sample sets still sitting on the other HDD, or do I need to reinstall each separate sample set from the original RAR files?

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Re: Re-Installing windows

Postby B. Milan » Mon May 15, 2017 4:01 pm

Hello Christopher,

The only supported method for this is for you to reinstall each instrument from the original media or downloaded files using the Hauptwerk component installer ('File | Install organ or temperament' menu option).

I hope this answers your question.
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Re: Re-Installing windows

Postby mdyde » Mon May 22, 2017 8:31 am

Hello Christopher,

To add to Brett's reply, unofficially it would normally also possible within the Hauptwerk installer's Custom mode to select the folder level *above* the existing HauptwerkSampleSetsAndComponents folder for the 'sample sets and components' installer option, so that the installer would set up the new installation pointing to your previous folder:


However, since you're reinstalling Windows there's a risk that file/folder permissions might end up being incorrect (due to a new/different user account on the new Windows installation), so it's safer just to reinstall everything.
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