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post #1 of 11
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I want to upgrade from Win7 to Win 8.1, but I have capped internet and wish not to download the 25gb of BF4 again (this would be a quarter of my monthly cap).

I know there are guides to backup, but has anyone managed to do so. I want to ensure 100% they work before I do it biggrin.gif
post #2 of 11
All I did was copy the Origin Games Folder and move it back after I've reinstalled Windows. Origin then gives the option to "Install" the game. That works for me and hopefully it will work for you too.
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Pretty much what Bradley said...

1) Copy the downloaded BF4 folder to an external/backup drive.

2) Reinstall/Update Origin after you've installed Windows 8.1

3) Start to re-download BF4 until the BF4 folder shows up in the Origin Games forlder.
(Have the folder open to check, usually only takes a few seconds and download would still be on 0%)

4) Pause the Origin BF4 download and exit out of Origin completely.

5) Copy the original saved BF4 folder off your backup drive back into the Origin Games
folder on your main OS drive (Overwriting the newely downloaded BF4 folder in the process).

6) re-open Origin and resume download, should now say "Installing".

7) Once it's installed it should verify the files/check for updates and then you should be ready to play.
Edited by Tobe404 - 4/17/14 at 4:31am
post #4 of 11
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Perfect, thank you. Will try to install Windows 8, then the 8.1 update... then BF4 again smile.gif

Hopefully fixes the Mantle stuttering I have.
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Perfect, thank you. Will try to install Windows 8, then the 8.1 update... then BF4 again smile.gif

Hopefully fixes the Mantle stuttering I have.

The stuttering is common on the first set of GCN cards, such as the 7970. The Mantle optimizations are not complete in the drivers.
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oh, well I have the 7970 using Catalyst 14.4...

Still worth going to Windows 8?
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I'd say yes, because DirectX 11.2 will still provide a good fps boost with reduced CPU overhead, if you decide that Mantle is too broken to use. thumb.gif
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post #8 of 11
If you got it on a secondary hdd, then just reinstall origin when you have upgraded and choose to install bf4 again and it will then jump right to installing instead of downloading.
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post #9 of 11
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Holy mother of balls.

Not only did the backup work flawlessly, all my Mantle stuttering is fixed. Works perfect now with my HD7970. About 10fps more than DX11 too!
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Just curious because I always have to do it - did the expansion packs work for you after just doing the above? For some reason for me it does not update/fix the registry entries so I manually have to go in and create the Xpack0, Xpack1 and Xpack2 so the DLCs launch too.
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