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Yea i finally got one, a seagate 100gb external hard drive, i dont know where to put this fourm but since its about harddrives\\games, ill go with hard drive, i want to know what i can do "game wise" with this. if i have a network *cough hamachi cough* can somone use programs that are on this HD at my house at their house? or how dose it work. it says it can "Holds up to an AMAZING 25 games! whooo, at 4gb a pop HA!, but anyway so say i start to put all my games on this harddrive, do i just plug and play in a way ( i know i have to go into it and select it and such). bottem line is first part what can i do "game wise" ..... and sorry if that all dosent make any sence i dont know how to word it really
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in theory if you install the game on the external you should be able to play on another computer, but usually games will also use your c drive for save games and a couple extra Dll's which would render the game unplayable.
I know WoW can be played off an external I have done it, but for anything else it all depends.

So best bet is to copy the game folder or install it on the external.
safely disconnect the hard drive and bring it to another computer and see if it works.

If not you can also just use it for transporting files and backups.
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in theory if you install the game on the external you should be able to play on another computer, but usually games will also use your c drive for save games and a couple extra Dll's which would render the game unplayable.
I know WoW can be played off an external I have done it, but for anything else it all depends.

So best bet is to copy the game folder or install it on the external.
safely disconnect the hard drive and bring it to another computer and see if it works.

If not you can also just use it for transporting files and backups.
I am going to throw in here and say I've never encountered any kind of game that couldn't run from a flash drive, even if it weren't installed through that.
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okay thanks guys, i think ill start doing it
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