Thread: WoW on new PC

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    Question WoW on new PC

    Not sure if this is the right area, please move if wrong...

    So i got a new pc for x-mas, and wanna put WoW on it, but i don't like using the blizz website to download.

    so here's the question; do i just use the MoP disc, or do i use vanilla > BC >etc?

    thanks!

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    Just copy it from old pc.
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    What Serissa said, I went from an Intel to AMD (I be pooooor) build and changed absolutely nothing, you keep all your addon settings too if your resolution doesn't change. Yes, placement of EVERYTHING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serissa View Post
    Just copy it from old pc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hayro1 View Post
    What Serissa said, I went from an Intel to AMD (I be pooooor) build and changed absolutely nothing, you keep all your addon settings too if your resolution doesn't change. Yes, placement of EVERYTHING.

    doesn't that need an external drive?
    Last edited by Hunter Extraordinaire; 2012-12-29 at 12:40 PM. Reason: gud speller!

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    yes, you can literally copy paste the wow folder from your old pc and transfer it over using an external drive to your new pc

    or you can just use the mop disk to install, but you still need to download patches


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter Extraordinaire View Post
    doesn't that need an external drive?
    Yes, it needs an external HDD unless you can take that old HDD and hook it into your new PC. Other than that I believe the latest MoP DvD would install the entire game up to 5.0

    Might be wrong though.
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    You can also copy it across the network but that would be pretty slow.

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    Ooook i don't have an external hard drive so that's out the window :P

    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceDuck View Post
    yes, you can literally copy paste the wow folder from your old pc and transfer it over using an external drive to your new pc

    or you can just use the mop disk to install, but you still need to download patches
    Just MoP? no other discs?
    Last edited by Hunter Extraordinaire; 2012-12-29 at 12:47 PM. Reason: A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter Extraordinaire View Post
    Ooook i don't have an external hard drive so that's out the window :P



    Just MoP? no other discs?
    Not even small flash stick?

    Yes, just MoP discs. It will install 5.0.1 then you have to download all patches up to 5.1
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    If you don't have an external HDD - I suggest to really, really get one. You'll just kick yourself senseless if you lose important data that you never backuped anywhere.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    One cause is a cognitive bias called projection bias. Essentially living inside your own head your entire life makes it exceedingly difficult to understand how others do not also live your same life, think your same thoughts, and hold your same beliefs. In many cases it's quite frustrating to try to empathize and understand why you yourself may not be the center of the universe, which generally results in one 'acting out' in various ways.
    So, in short: the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter Extraordinaire View Post
    Ooook i don't have an external hard drive so that's out the window :P

    Just MoP? no other discs?
    You can buy a ~32 gig USB Flash Drive for pretty cheap, or borrow one/an external from a friend. But like det said, you should get one cause losing important data with no way to recover it really blows. Here's a decent one for a decent price, no idea of your budget/if you got one, but here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822158117
    Last edited by Hayro1; 2012-12-29 at 08:56 PM.

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    Download from your account on the battle.net site, it downloads everything up to 5.0
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    If you have both computers connected to your home network just transfer it via that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulForge View Post
    You can also copy it across the network but that would be pretty slow.
    it's not that slow most wired networks for years now have been gigabit so they can actually cap out the transfer rate of most average hard drives and motherboards, the main problem is a lot of people use weak routers that fail when high volumes of data are pushed through them.

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    If you installed wow into the default program files directory, addons or settings might be somewhere else, like I heared it before. I suggest you to check where they are.
    But its better to keep it somewhere separately and yes you can copy to the new PC keeping all addons and its settings, that could save you a lot of work.

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