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Possible to tranfer OS, and games from a HDD to a SSD

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February 3, 2013 7:19:35 AM

Hello, I am planning on building a new gaming rig soon, My current rig is going to be sold to a family member, but I wanted to know if I could transfer the OS ( if not I'm not to worried about it), and any games on my current HDD. Particularly my Battlefield 3. I would just reinstall it on my SSD but to download the DLC takes way to long ( 6-12 hrs min) with my so called 7.5mb download speed which is really 700-789Kb/s. I play WoW too but that only takes at most 3 hrs to download which to me isn't bad.

Weather I keep my current harddrive from this rig and install it in my new one I still want to have my OS, and most played games on a SSD while everything else is on the HDD. I am currently waiting to talk to a EA rep about it but my wait time is 30 mins and been waiting an hr now.


Thanks in advance

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February 3, 2013 8:54:25 AM

You should reinstall the OS. If you had an OEM version and are changing the motherboard you need a new license anyway because its locked to the board.

Programs must be reinstalled, but Data can be moved.

Steam and origin are a little special though. You can install them and move the game download folder to the steam/origin game folder on the new drive. When you launch a game the first time they will "install" the game for you. Directx, registry entries all that. You do NOT have to redownload the games
February 3, 2013 12:02:06 PM

unksol said:
You should reinstall the OS. If you had an OEM version and are changing the motherboard you need a new license anyway because its locked to the board.

Programs must be reinstalled, but Data can be moved.

Steam and origin are a little special though. You can install them and move the game download folder to the steam/origin game folder on the new drive. When you launch a game the first time they will "install" the game for you. Directx, registry entries all that. You do NOT have to redownload the games


I figured I'd have to get a new OS, no problem there. So I install origin on the SSD and then I am able to move the game from my HDD to the SSD? I don't mind installing the Core game since it writes off a Disc, it's the patches and DLC that take for ever to download. I just want to make sure I'm understanding what your saying as I've never done something like this before.
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