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    Transferring WoW Via Portable Hard Drive

    I recently got a new laptop and, of course, wasn't looking forward to reinstalling WoW from scratch. I used my portable hard drive to move it from the old to the new. Would this mysteriously lead to random freezing of WoW? Because I'm getting a lot of it and can't work out why. Sometimes it won't happen for days, sometimes it happens every five minutes.

    My old laptop was a 32 bit Vista Toshiba and this is a 64 bit Win7 Alienware, incase that helps anyone.
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    Re: Transferring WoW Via Portable Hard Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Teliko
    I recently got a new laptop and, of course, wasn't looking forward to reinstalling WoW from scratch. I used my portable hard drive to move it from the old to the new. Would this mysteriously lead to random freezing of WoW? Because I'm getting a lot of it and can't work out why. Sometimes it won't happen for days, sometimes it happens every five minutes.

    My old laptop was a 32 bit Vista Toshiba and this is a 64 bit Win7 Alienware, incase that helps anyone.
    Are the files installed on the new system or are they on the portable HDD? If you installed to the portable HDD I'd recommend you reinstall and store everything local. Freezing could indicate HDD problems as well as many others. When a freeze occurs do you get an error message from wow, like a pop up in the back ground? Is your CPU or memory maxed to 100% when the crashed occurred? These are some places to look to help identified the troubled area.

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    Re: Transferring WoW Via Portable Hard Drive

    When copying WoW directly as an install mechanism, you should be sure to do two things: delete Config.WTF inside your WTF folder and run WoW via Launcher.exe for your first launch. This will ensure that you don't have any computer-specific settings carry over (which could cause issues) and Launcher.exe will re-add the necessary registry keys.

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    Re: Transferring WoW Via Portable Hard Drive

    The WoW file is on the laptop, not the harddrive.

    I'll try with deleting the config and running via launcher, always been using wow.exe. Thanks for the help, I'll report back after trying.
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