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[Battlefield] Can I install battlefield 4 from a disk onto my hard drive? [PC]

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July 19, 2014 4:25:10 PM

SCENARIO
I am looking at buying Battlefield 3 and 4 for my new Gaming PC. My main problem is the download sizes which as you probably know are massive downloads. So I have decided to buy BF3 on origin first (and download it) before buying BF4 disk version. I have always downloaded my games, and to save some money I opted not to buy an internal disk drive for my gaming computer though I do have an external disk drive that I use with my laptop which I could use but I honestly don't want to have to use my external disk drive every time as I find it extremely slow and can be unreliable.

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I was wondering if it would install the files from the disk drive onto my computer or if it would need to be inserted every time.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and/or reply to my question!
a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2014 4:31:11 PM

If you have a disc, you can burn them to create ISO and can be stored on your hard drive. This means you always have the BF3/4 installation CD in a more movable format and you won't need to use the CDs every time.
I have my three BF4 ISO and it works fine. (Three since there are three discs. Keep the discs as a backup)
Of course any patches after release will be require to be donwload. With just BF4 base game, you would need to download 3GB of updates, not including DLCs.
Also PC games no longer require you to have your discs in your optical drive to play
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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2014 4:34:18 PM

Origin activates your games. So all your have to do is type in the code for BF4, and it is activated to your account. Once that is done, you do not have to insert the disc to play the game, as origin knows that you rightfully own the game.
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July 19, 2014 9:55:34 PM

Suztera said:
If you have a disc, you can burn them to create ISO and can be stored on your hard drive. This means you always have the BF3/4 installation CD in a more movable format and you won't need to use the CDs every time.
I have my three BF4 ISO and it works fine. (Three since there are three discs. Keep the discs as a backup)
Of course any patches after release will be require to be donwload. With just BF4 base game, you would need to download 3GB of updates, not including DLCs.
Also PC games no longer require you to have your discs in your optical drive to play

Thanks was a little unclear with the iso things. does this mean that I will need to launch the ISO every time I want to play or will bf4 install from the disks onto origin? thanks!

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July 19, 2014 9:56:03 PM

bradsctt said:
Origin activates your games. So all your have to do is type in the code for BF4, and it is activated to your account. Once that is done, you do not have to insert the disc to play the game, as origin knows that you rightfully own the game.

I think you might have answered my question... will have to see. thx
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