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Windows 7: How to External Drive?


11 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to External Drive?

Hey everyone.
My question is how do I put my games I have on my hard drive onto my new external hard drive?
And once there on my external hard drive, how do I play them from there?

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11 Jan 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't think you want to do that. You would pay a BIG performance penalty - of course depending on the game. I am not even sure whether that would work at all.

If your external drive is a SSD on a USB3 or eSata port, it would be worth investigating.
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11 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

it's a USB2.5
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11 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I don't think you want to do that. You would pay a BIG performance penalty - of course depending on the game. I am not even sure whether that would work at all.

If your external drive is a SSD on a USB3 or eSata port, it would be worth investigating.
Games I want to do that for is:
GTA 4
Fall out 3
BF Bad Company 2
World Of Warcraft
Burnout Paradise
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11 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit
 
 

I don't think this will work out. I Ext Hd gives at best 30Mbps which is not enough for the games I think. Although the procedure is same for installing on a Ext or Int Hd. You just have to change the path while installing the game.
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11 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'll try to see how it goes when it comes.
I just bought one online.
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11 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

And no, it wont work if you take that external drive to a friends computer and try play it there
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29 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I got it down now, thanks!
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30 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thats good news.

How did you go about it?
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30 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well since my games are not the ones you have to put the cd in and play, mine are different.
I won't say what it is, don't want to get in band or something.
however, i did manage to do a back up what i wanted and wasent over 50G.
I made files for everthing i need to it looks nice and neat.
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