[SOLVED] Can i move the stuff on my old pc (HDD) to my new pc (SSD) without disassembling either, or the new one at the very least?

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Mostly looking to move my games as my other files are already saved on another device and my games would take a pretty long time due to my internet not being the best...
 

USAFRet

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Mostly looking to move my games as my other files are already saved on another device and my games would take a pretty long time due to my internet not being the best...
Personal files, yes.
Copy them to a USB or other device, and move them over.

Games, probably.
Steam/Origin...yes.
Standalone games, probably not.

For Steam, locate the SteamApps folder and copy that over to the new PC.
In the new PC, tell the NEW Steam client where those files are.
Steam games location
In the steam client:
Steam
Settings
Downloads
Steam Library Folders
Add library folder



Origin has a similar function, but I don't have those steps documented.

All your other applications will need to be reinstalled. Not copied over.
 

USAFRet

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Mar 16, 2013
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Mostly looking to move my games as my other files are already saved on another device and my games would take a pretty long time due to my internet not being the best...
Personal files, yes.
Copy them to a USB or other device, and move them over.

Games, probably.
Steam/Origin...yes.
Standalone games, probably not.

For Steam, locate the SteamApps folder and copy that over to the new PC.
In the new PC, tell the NEW Steam client where those files are.
Steam games location
In the steam client:
Steam
Settings
Downloads
Steam Library Folders
Add library folder



Origin has a similar function, but I don't have those steps documented.

All your other applications will need to be reinstalled. Not copied over.
 

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