Originally Posted by truestorybro545
Is downloading Origin on the external hard drive absolutely necessary? Or can we just download a new one when our computer is formatted?
You can download new origin on formatted computer.
Also, in regards to OP, this works for the newer games like BF3 and ME3 (games I have) but not so well for older games. Best bet is to back up the game installers folder as well. Hope you checked save game installers in origin options.