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*SOLVED* Is it legal to copy my game DVD to my memory stick (via another PC) in order to install it on my new build, which has no DVD drive?

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It's a retail version of CoD:WaW.

My new build has no DVD drive and I'm not prepared to spend another £20 for a licence I already have, or spend £15 on a new DVD drive (it's 2013...)

I own a legal copy: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(I covered the key code)

Would it work when I install it off of my memory stick or do I need to compress it into an ISO?

Although I have an installed copy on my other hard disk which works fine, it won't let me create a new profile. I tried deleting all profiles in the Appdata folder (it's only taking Appdata from my OS disk, my SSD, not the install drive) and I tried changing the active profile in the text document, then setting it to read only. That didn't work. I still get the error where I create a profile, then it tells me to create a profile immediately after. LAN still works in Co-Op mode though. Therefore I want to see if a re-installation to my new build will fix this issue.

I guess it's because the old installation was under a different registry or something?
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Yes. Just copy the content of the CD drive to the USB stick; I've done it before - it works just fine.
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Why wouldn't it be legal. It is your copy.
You can make an ISO and install it on a system that do not have a ODD.
I do it all the time with my OS and games.
    
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Yes, it's legal to do what you're asking here in the UK. As long as you don't plan on selling the game (although not much use if you have already used the key!)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bruflot View Post

Yes. Just copy the content of the CD drive to the USB stick; I've done it before - it works just fine.
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

Why wouldn't it be legal. It is your copy.
You can make an ISO and install it on a system that do not have a ODD.
I do it all the time with my OS and games.

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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

Yes, it's legal to do what you're asking here in the UK. As long as you don't plan on selling the game (although not much use if you have already used the key!)

K thanks. I don't plan on selling the game at all, or even giving it to anyone because I understand that in CoD 4 and WaW, while the other key is in online play, any other application running the same key will say "Key code in use" when one attempts to open multiplayer smile.gif
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