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Re: Can I transfer my origin games to a new computer?

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@zfrosh16 wrote:

hey, i have sim city 5 and it has an access code, i transfered my account and logged in on the other computer, yet it wont accept the access code because it has already been used

 


You shouldn't need to redeem the code again as it would be linked to the Origin account that you redeemed it under originally. As I can see that you do not have the game linked to this account is it possible that you have more than one account?

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It is asking me for a Registration code.... but I deleted the e-mail, because I already downloaded it on my previous computer. 

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When i reinstall my game from origin  it tells me to first install sims 3. when i try it tells me to put in my serial code, and then tells me it is already in use. what do i need to do to get my game working again?  Thanks!

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But, when I log into the other computer, it says "You dont buy it yet into this computer"

How?

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@krag8472 wrote:

I just changed computers (in the process changed from Vista to Win 8.1) and when I transfered a game over from my old hard drive to the new one Origin would not recognize it as installed.

What I ended up doing was logging in to my Origin account online, selected a game in my library and started downloading it. As soon as it started to dowload data I would pause the download and then do the same for the next game in my library. When all the games in my library had downloaded a bit of data and were on pause I closed the Origin client and then transferred the contents of the folder for each game from my old hard drive to the game folders that Origin had created on my new computer's hard drive. Then I started Origin up again and one at a time I unpaused the downloads. It would take a minute or two and then the download would either show complete or it would download some additional data. Perhaps this was because there were updates from the version I had on my old computer. In the worst case Origin downloaded 300MB more data for a game. For about half of the games it downloaded nothing additional and the rest downloaded about 10-30Mb of data. Much better than having to download endless GBs of data to get my library back up and running.



hope this works coz i m downloading battlefield 3 on an other computer of mine and want to play it on my computer without redownloading it - does this work for sure? 

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hope this works coz i m downloading battlefield 3 on an other computer of mine and want to play it on my computer without redownloading it - does this work for sure? 

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30+ games in my library and all worked.

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So I donwnloaded sims 3 a few months back on a computar and just rececently got a new computar, so I dowloaded origin onto this new computar logged in with the same details and my games arent in the my games section? I even logged onto the safari website of origin and looked up my order history and the my games and it wasnt there niether. Now, I don't want to buy the sims 3 again so is there anywhere else I can try find my missing game??? help me please im desperate to playFrown

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Hi,

 

you seem certain you logged in with the right accounts so I can only suggest you check if the games did not become hidden bt accident. If not, contact a game advisor to check on your account.

To contact a game advisor, please visit the following site:

EA Help - Contact Us

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You will now be provided with the contact options that are available, depending on your country.


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Yeah, it works great for PC to PC and Mac to Mac, but does it work Mac to PC and vice versa?

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