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August 20, 2014 8:13:08 AM

I'm planning on carrying over my old storage HDD to a new Pc am building, it has all my games(steam,origin...) And my media files. When I install steam and orgin on my new Pc will it load up the games without me having to redownload all of them?

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August 20, 2014 8:25:53 AM

You will have to redownload all the games. Also You should just transfer files. Taking the whole HDD over to your new PC will mess up the OS boot and just be a pain when finding files especially if you plan on backing up the hard drive it will just create multiples of the files. It would be easier to just get the files you want,put them on a USB stick or backup drive, then transfer them. But if you want to use that drive still get all the files you want off of it then format it.
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August 20, 2014 8:28:13 AM

Yes, I had steam on my D drive, reinstalled windows on my C drive and all the steam games work. However, there were some small weird problems.
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August 20, 2014 8:29:07 AM

Mr Hollywood said:
You will have to redownload all the games. Also You should just transfer files. Taking the whole HDD over to your new PC will mess up the OS boot and just be a pain when finding files especially if you plan on backing up the hard drive it will just create multiples of the files. It would be easier to just get the files you want,put them on a USB stick or backup drive, then transfer them. But if you want to use that drive still get all the files you want off of it then format it.


Nope, When you install steam if you either A install it to the same location as the files are or B install it where ever and add the folder on the other HDD as a steam library it will find them all automatically, same is true for Origin but it is a little more flakey
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August 20, 2014 8:30:57 AM

Snipergod87 said:
Mr Hollywood said:
You will have to redownload all the games. Also You should just transfer files. Taking the whole HDD over to your new PC will mess up the OS boot and just be a pain when finding files especially if you plan on backing up the hard drive it will just create multiples of the files. It would be easier to just get the files you want,put them on a USB stick or backup drive, then transfer them. But if you want to use that drive still get all the files you want off of it then format it.


Nope, When you install steam if you either A install it to the same location as the files are or B install it where ever and add the folder on the other HDD as a steam library it will find them all automatically, same is true for Origin but it is a little more flakey


Thanks didnt know that!
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August 20, 2014 11:05:23 AM

Thanks guys I think will just go with a new HDD
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