Windows 10: installing games - alternative ways? Solved

  1.    29 Jun 2017 #1

    installing games - alternative ways?

    hello, I have 1tb hard disk drive that is currently on 98% almost full and I there are more games that I still want to install problem is Im too broke to buy new HDD, I wanna know if theres an alternative way to install my games?

    for example:

    A - i want to install them to CD/DVD but then again CD's storage is limited, lets say i wanna install Batman Arkham Knight which is 51.9gb, will the CD can do that? (almost like ps/xbox idea where u will just put the cd of the game you want to play)

    B - buying a 8gb flash driver, then install a single game put a label on the flash drive so whenever I want to play on that particular game ill just have to plug it and play, question is, is this even possible?

    C - buying a 32-64gb flash drive then do the same as plan B.
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  2. AnonVendetta's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB N 1607 x64
       29 Jun 2017 #2

    If you want to install new games then you'll need more space, simple as that. They have to go somewhere, you can't just install them into thin air and expect things to work. I would go through every file and folder on your drive, start deleting anything you don't need. Also, consider enabling NTFS compression, which will save a small amount of space.

    As for installing to disc, no won't work. A CD has a max size of like 800MB and a DVD's max size is 4.7GB. Not sure about BluRay. The only way to "install" anything to disc is by burning.

    You can install to a flash drive but it may reduce speed depending on the game. Don't expect a newer game to run well from a flash drive, old ones should be OK. Try using a USB 3.0 external hard drive or flash drive for best speed.
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  3.    01 Jul 2017 #3

    Thanks for that info, well I guess ill try that "B" :)
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