HDD in a caddy - am I missing something?

  onthelimit1 17:03 17 Oct 11

Neighbour's son's laptop died. He had games he liked to play. I suggested a caddy which she bought and connected to her PC. All the files and folders can be seen, but games won't run. Thoughts, please.

  bjh 17:18 17 Oct 11

Yes, I'm afraid you are missing something.

The games would need to be installed from the original disk onto her PC in order to run. She wouldn't be able to run MS Word from the disk-in-a-caddy either. If there are documents on that drive, they'd be openable, but would use the software installed on the host machine.

  ICF 17:21 17 Oct 11

You have to install the games on the PC.You can't just take a hard drive from another machine put it in a cadyy and it will function as if it's still in the old laptop.

  onthelimit1 17:26 17 Oct 11

Fait enough. At least he can recover his files.

  onthelimit1 17:27 17 Oct 11

Or even FAIR enough - where's the edit function we were promised before the recent 'upgrade'?

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