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How To Play A Game From An Old Install/slave Drive

As mentioned, you could clone the first hard drive to the second, this would give you an identical copy of the first drive, so you would then be able to run Never store files in one place. Logged I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool. I originally installed Steam on my SSD and wanted all games to be stored on my HDD, but had to move Steam from SSD to HDD because of that. –Nolonar Jan weblink

I dont see anything marked as an error, if that is what you mean. Eisenhower. You might need some changes to start up to insure files are being pulled from "D" vice "C". Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: Install old hard drive as slave drive?

Get downloadable ebooks for free! Booting a PC with 2 hard disks, each with it's own OS and logical DOS partitions, without one configured properly as a slave, can irrepairably damage a PC, so I'm told...". Normally when I get a second hard drive, it means I had been having problems with the older one. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2004 9:23 AM PDT In reply to: Install old hard drive as slave drive?

I've moved important files off already. But if I'm running the game from the second hard drive, shouldn't it use/search that hard drive's registry for the config files it needs? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: Many thanks to Kee, remusson and rhbass by intrepid909 / September 2, 2004 7:56 PM PDT In reply to: Many thanks to Welcome to the future.

This used to be possible because most games installed their configuration files within the game folder, but now most games use the registry. And trying to restart would often end in the OS being unable to boot, Disc Read errors, or simply do nothing at all. I would just make sure to install your Master Drive first then add your slave drive, an extra step that can save a lot of confusion. I was more under the impression it was a hard drive issue rather than a Windows problem.

Maybe I'll just bring it to my local computer guy and hope he can figure it out. Then simply use an external drive to copy over the up to date game files over to the fresh install and fire up the launcher. ThankyouCan you think of a single reason why there would be performance issues? As a side note, MTBF (mean time between failure) of HDDs is generally 50,000 hours (about 4.5 years).

it's the older drive so that 2. Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. 3 Just wanted to jump in and say that I do this for a lot of Warning: Be sure to wait for the file copying process to complete before you uninstall the game!

I installed Guild Wars 2 and it launches without a problem. have a peek at these guys Neither game would launch from this hard drive. Comments How to slave a SATA drive The great thing about PCs is that they're easy to upgrade. exe, but most do not, because this is a bug for a program and the programmer must immediately improve the program, if not then the program can be duplicated and used

Hahaha! I am just so confused. Crafty Guest Can I install a game to a second hard drive? « on: October 01, 2010, 04:27:55 PM » I would just like to now something, if I make a check over here You can also uninstall any software that you will not need to access through the VM.

Please try again now or at a later time. The idea behind this is to alternately transfer files from one to the other. But only you can decide what is best for you and your wallet.

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steam pc windows-7 windows hard-drive share|improve this question edited Jan 15 '15 at 19:17 asked Jan 13 '15 at 19:38 Magnamuz 326136 marked as duplicate by Jonathan Drapeau, Schism, sjohnston, kalina, I guess I'm trying to understand why the question was asked. You need to take some things into consideration:1. Balao / September 2, 2004 10:51 PM PDT In reply to: Install old hard drive as slave drive?

pics, videos, dowloaded software and updates and the like). quaxoGuru What, me worry?Thanked: 127 Computer: Specs Experience: Expert OS: Windows 7 Re: Can I install a game to a second hard drive? « Reply #14 on: October 03, 2010, 08:51:25 Hooray for rules! http://wcsonline.org/how-to/how-do-i-uninstall-a-game-on-my-phone.html Connected through a USB port?The point I was trying to make is would the games be slowed down by windows having to look else where for it's information.

by Greatfuldead101 / September 3, 2004 1:29 AM PDT In reply to: Re: Install old hard drive as slave drive? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Sounds like good advice, Thor2k by grandpaw7 / August 30, 2004 6:25 AM PDT In reply to: Re: Thanks, datalookup I haven't discarded Connect with him on Google+. With the SSD unplugged and the HD connected to SATA 1 port, install windows to the 1st partition of a size equal to the SSD.

They are both internal harddrives, but the one with windows 7 on is a raptor drive which runs at 1000 rpm and the other is a WD that runs at 7200rpm. I have considered just moving all the games to the hard drive and leaving just Steam on the SSD, but the one game I have left to move is TF2. –Pharap