Games transfered through USB Drive - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-22-2009, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4
Default Games transfered through USB Drive

My DVD-ROM/CD ROM exploded, and I got Modern Warfare 2 and another DVD game that I only installed on a laptop. But I can't on my desktop. If I buy a USB drive, and copy the folder from my laptop to it, then transfer it to my desktop computer will that work? I've heard that you need registery settings to be added to work, but I'm thinking that can only happen if I install manualyl from a DVD. And after I used the space in my USB drive, can I delete all what's in there and transfer some more data in it? I do not feel like changing my CD/DVD just yet.
__________________

phantomS is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default Re: Games transfered through USB Drive

Hi,

This won't work unfortunately.

It may be possible to create image files of your game discs on your laptop PC (purely for backup purposes), then transfer them across to your desktop PC, mount and install them using specialist software, but this can get a bit complicated and I'm not clued up on what software to use.

The best and easiest thing to do would be to buy a new optical drive for your desktop PC.
__________________

__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,885
Default Re: Games transfered through USB Drive

Actualy, almost all games I have played, as long as you back EVERY SINGLE registry entry that game makes up, and copy everything over, it usualy works... Worked for me on Cod1-4, and FEAR/2, and Fallout 3
c0rr0sive is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Lexluethar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 4,708
Send a message via AIM to Lexluethar
Default Re: Games transfered through USB Drive

Ya it isn't as easy as 'hey i'll copy these files over.' There are registry edits and dll files that are required in order for a program to work with an operating system.
__________________
-Vista SME
Lexluethar is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows 7 FAQ and Questions KSoD Microsoft Windows and Software 1600 03-04-2013 11:29 PM
HELP!! My hard drive will not boot! ehc68 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 15 01-29-2009 04:33 PM
Vista Home and an Internal Backup Drive Problem Larson Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 12-29-2008 07:21 PM
Install Linux on a USB drive with UNetbootin Osiris Linux Tips and Tricks 0 12-16-2008 06:11 PM
Playststion 3 Hard drive upgrade guide (56k warning, plenty of photos) solidsteve Sony Playstation 9 08-20-2008 10:18 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.