So i just changed my as good as broken hard-drive and installed Windows 8 to a new Primary Drive (SSD 64GB, 6GB/s).
I left my other Hard Drive (Toshiba 500 GB) built into my PC and left the Software on it installed.
Now my new Windows 8 has lost all the shortcuts and registry entries to the programs I installed over the span of more than half a year.
Is there any way to "restore" / refresh registry entries for already correctly installed Programs after fully new installation of windows?
Would it help to have the old Boot-Partition (except for the Windows folder)?