HDD in a caddy - am I missing something?

  onthelimit1 17:03 17 Oct 11
Locked

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'?

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Nvidia Titan X release date, price and specs UK: Nvidia's new Titan X GP102 for 2016 launching on 2t…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Watch 4 Hours of Amazing Paper Cutting in 40 Seconds

iPad Pro 2 release date rumours UK | iPad Pro 2 new features, specs, price: Leaked photos show new…