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Greetings.
I'm going to reinstall Windows soon, but I have a few questions about my games, namely Battlefield 3.

I have the Limited Edition, and I was wondering, how many times can the key be used?

Secondly, will I lose all stats and unlocks?

Thanks in advance.
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Since the game is on Origin, the CD-Key gets stored to your account. Then with Origin, you are free to download any of your games as many times as you want. And no you will not lose any of your multiplayer stats as they are stored and updated on EA server.
Edited by SkippyDogg - 1/8/12 at 9:22pm
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The key checks your hardware so as many times as you want on that system if BF3 is even limited.

All that is saved on EAs servers. Single Player game save will be deleted if you don't back it up though.
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Okay, so if I change my processor and then reinstall, will it work the same way for the key?
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Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post

Okay, so if I change my processor and then reinstall, will it work the same way for the key?

yeah, but you don't need to reinstall windows when swapping CPUs!

Ignore the whole key schpeel. This isn't Ubisoft we're talking about lol. Just log into origin and there will be your BF3 smile.gif
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Alright, thanks guys. smile.gif
I kind of like to reinstall Windows when I change stuff like processors and motherboards....I hear it gives better performance...or did I hear wrong?
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Your key won't matter, if they decide to black-list it, drop a ticket to Origin and they'll un-blacklist the key.
Given, you are able to provide Proof of Purchase.

Origin features a 'Cloud Data' feature, where it will save your saved games..

Enable that in Origin and you're good to go.

(In Origin, under BF3, should be a cloud icon, click on it).

I also saved the folder in My Documents and transferred it right over.

Saved all my key bindings.
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Alright, thanks guys.
I kind of like to reinstall Windows when I change stuff like processors and motherboards....I hear it gives better performance...or did I hear wrong?

I don't know about better performance for sure, but I like to do the same.

When upgrading major components, I'd rather have a new registry and fresh drivers, instead of old traces.. Just me, and how I was raised, I guess.
Is it necessary, no, but I do it anyways!
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Your key won't matter, if they decide to black-list it, drop a ticket to Origin and they'll un-blacklist the key.
Given, you are able to provide Proof of Purchase.
Origin features a 'Cloud Data' feature, where it will save your saved games..
Enable that in Origin and you're good to go.
(In Origin, under BF3, should be a cloud icon, click on it).
I also saved the folder in My Documents and transferred it right over.
Saved all my key bindings.
I don't know about better performance for sure, but I like to do the same.
When upgrading major components, I'd rather have a new registry and fresh drivers, instead of old traces.. Just me, and how I was raised, I guess.

Is it necessary, no, but I do it anyways!

Same here.
I guess I might try not doing it this time, then run some registry cleaning and see how it goes.
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BF3 does not use DRM like securom so there is no need to deathorize the machine. The DRM for bf3 is Origin itself, so you can install as many times as you wish.

BFBC2 had a different DRM where it had to be uninstalled to free up an install to your install pool. Hate these types of DRM...
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Cheers. Rep'd all.
I have one last question.
Would I need to use the DVDs for installation again or do I have to download?
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