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    HDD replacement help needed

    Hey guys, it's been a long time posting here so here goes.
    I need to replace the HDD that has all my games on it. There is nothing else on it. How do I replace the drive without having to reinstall all my games?
    Thanks in advance
    Pete

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    Re: HDD replacement help needed

    are you moving to a ssd or just a regular drive ?

    Most of the new "retail box" drives come with some sort of migration software


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    Re: HDD replacement help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    are you moving to a ssd or just a regular drive ?

    Most of the new "retail box" drives come with some sort of migration software
    Its another spinner. Still waiting for the SSD's to come down a little more.
    I copied all my games to the new drive, now what do I need to do to get my games to run?
    Pete

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    Re: HDD replacement help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by MixedNuts View Post
    Its another spinner. Still waiting for the SSD's to come down a little more.
    I copied all my games to the new drive, now what do I need to do to get my games to run?
    What I would do is a direct drive clone.

    Shut down the rig, and remove the old drive.

    Start it back up, and if needed change the drive letter of the new drive to match the old one.


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    Re: HDD replacement help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    What I would do is a direct drive clone.

    Shut down the rig, and remove the old drive.

    Start it back up, and if needed change the drive letter of the new drive to match the old one.
    I'll give it a try. Thanks
    Pete

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    Re: HDD replacement help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by MixedNuts View Post
    I'll give it a try. Thanks
    I cloned the drive and changed the drive letter. Worked just fine. I tried to clone the new drive using an external USB port...no go. Installed the drive in my rig and it cloned perfectly.
    Thanks for your help mmettin
    Pete

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