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Ok, going to clone my HD to a New SSD, and keep the HD to store Media (Photo, Music, etc)...Will there be any License issues to consider or will I be able to just start-up and play CM normally.

Any info would be appreciated...

Joe

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It is difficult to tell. Most DRM systems take a snapshot of system information - CPU, GPU, HD ids so it can tell if you try to move it to a new machine. Most of them have a tolerance for hardware upgrades. Most of that system is a mystery and some people report being able to change things easily and others say they tweaked on little thing and the DRM freaked out.

The good news is fixing it is as simple as reactivating. And if that doesn't go smoothly the help desk can get you sorted.

Go for it SSD drives are awesome.

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29 minutes ago, JoMc67 said:

Ok, going to clone my HD to a New SSD, and keep the HD to store Media (Photo, Music, etc)...Will there be any License issues to consider or will I be able to just start-up and play CM normally.

Any info would be appreciated...

Joe

Hi Joe,

 

You will almost certainly have a license issue. When a game is activated it creates a match with the computer it is installed on. If something major is changed it detects a mis-match and will trigger the software. It is no longer as sensitive as it once was but changing the HD is a pretty big one and very likely to cause an issue (that can be fixed through a Help Desk ticket).

Before cloning your HD uninstall all the CM games that you have on it. Then install them using the game installers on the new SSD. Double check which games you have to make sure your find the easiest way to do this. ALL titles that are using the 4.0 Upgrade have all-in-one full game installers available on their download pages. 

 

It is similar with Mac users who try to migrate the games from one computer to another.....using the installers to move the games is the safest thing. 

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