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As some know I will be building a rig sometime between this week and the next. I want to transfer my games from the internal HDD to my external, but want them to remain playable on any PC, is this possible through any type of software? I really want this since I dont want to lose all my many mods
 

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Well, if it uses steam, then you just need to copy the steam folder. If not,just copy whatever game folder that has the mods and paste over after you install the game on your new computer.
 

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I dont use Steam, and is it a way to bypass the installing part? I want to play on other computers that arnt my own(Over friends house etc)
 

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Unfortunately, there's no easy way to do that. First, games that require drm will need to be "bypassed." Second, games that require product codes will also need to be "bypassed." Third, games that require access to "appdata" and install on other parts of the HDD other than Program Files will make make things very difficult.

If I were you, download a program to create ISO's and store it on the external. Keep another folder for any updates for those games and another folder of the mod data.
 

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don't forget a lot of games install a number of registry entries that they are depandant on. even when they are patched to run with out a disk. I'm not even sure if it's possible with steam, i think it depends on each game.
 

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Here's a portable version of UltraISO. Basically, you would just run this on your machine (or someone's computer) without needing to install. You will need dameon tool's (or whatever you like best) to create the ISO.
 

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Thanks guys, will revive this thread after I get my pc up and running for any more opinions
 

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An easier way to do this: Pick up another copy of windows and put it on that drive with the games, and treat that hard drive as something separate from your everyday PC. When over at a friend's you boot from that drive and everything is kosher. When you're at home you'll have to remember to periodically boot to it to keep everything up to date.

Edit: This works in the context of Steam, in that you'll be able to download your games to both your static PC's HD and your portable HD, with the caveat of having to verify by email whenever you boot from the other, or boot from your friend's house. I wouldn't even try it with Origin, Uplay or any other digital distributor, since they have a habit of permabanning people for logging in from different locations regularly.
 

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IMO make your entire rig portable. Since you haven't actually built it yet I would see that as the easiest (read headache free) route.

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IMO make your entire rig portable. Since you haven't actually built it yet I would see that as the easiest (read headache free) route.

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Also a good option. Cases like that in his rig and the Bitfenix Prodigy are easily packed around. Grab an easy way to carry your cords, keyboard, mouse, and a small set of speakers and you could carry the PC under your arm and the tote in the same hand.
 
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