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HDD in a caddy - am I missing something?


onthelimit1

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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.

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bjh

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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.

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ICF

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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.

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onthelimit1

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Fait enough. At least he can recover his files.

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onthelimit1

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

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