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Changing Mobos. Need help on backing up game installs

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Last response: in Storage
January 16, 2014 2:51:06 PM

Only thing i need to backup on my current HDD is my game installs.

I do have a backup HDD to use. Whats the easiest way to transfer game installs to backup HDD and then transfer back over after i reinstall windows?

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January 16, 2014 2:57:43 PM

The easiest way is to search for the games save folders location (google for it) and save those folders on HDD or USB.
Theoretically, you can't transfer a game from an OS to another. You'll have to reinstall the games and then copy the "save" folders to the same locations.
January 16, 2014 2:58:14 PM

You really can't because of each games registry entries. In theory you might be able but in the end it is just easier to re-install all the games. With Steam and Origin this can be daunting but really you should re-install.
January 16, 2014 3:11:51 PM

Ok ty. I dont mind reinstalling

But i hate having to redownload! Damn slow internet lol. Thanks guys
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