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Old hdd to new pc. Can i keep my games?

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3 April 2013 11:07:16

Hello guys i have gotten a better pc from my brother so that i Can play the newest games but. Can take my old hdd to the new pc where my games are stored and installed. (digital copies) but i also have my operating system installed on that hdd will that be a problem?

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3 April 2013 11:18:28

It depends on the game/software, if the game stores info in the registry, or has some sort of registry that stores pc info, you may need to re-install these games.
3 April 2013 11:57:52

godnodog said:
It depends on the game/software, if the game stores info in the registry, or has some sort of registry that stores pc info, you may need to re-install these games.


Well the games are bioshock 1 and 2 not sure if i am allowed to say this but its pirate copies. Do you Think my old operating system will become a problem? And if i play the games on the new pc will it make files in the other pc?
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3 April 2013 14:28:30

You "mean" you have "backup" copies.... You should be fine, because the files used to replace the originals usually are made to bypass cd/Dvd check or bypass online/drm protections.

Regarding the OS, if you´re using only 1 HDD you should (not necessarely as you can run them both, sometimes you have problems with using the same Program Files folder, because of the name) use 1 OS, 2 disk 2 OS.

In the future avoid posting things concerning piracy, post like the 1st are ok the 2nd not ok, we dont´want Tom to be in trouble.
3 April 2013 14:33:34

godnodog said:
You "mean" you have "backup" copies.... You should be fine, because the files used to replace the originals usually are made to bypass cd/Dvd check or bypass online/drm protections.


So i Can play my installed games on the new pc?

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3 April 2013 14:36:37
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Like i said, most probably yes, in the end you need to do the test. If you´re gonna use the old hdd as a 2nd disk, you won´t have a problem, as the old os will still be working in the old pc, and most likely the games will work on the new system, make sure you boot from the new hdd.
3 April 2013 14:41:05

godnodog said:
You "mean" you have "backup" copies.... You should be fine, because the files used to replace the originals usually are made to bypass cd/Dvd check or bypass online/drm protections.

Regarding the OS, if you´re using only 1 HDD you should (not necessarely as you can run them both, sometimes you have problems with using the same Program Files folder, because of the name) use 1 OS, 2 disk 2 OS.

In the future avoid posting things concerning piracy, post like the 1st are ok the 2nd not ok, we dont´want Tom to be in trouble.


Ok Then i will try it. I will post if it goes well