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Archived Post 02-21-2010 03:17 PM

Portable?
 
Is STO portable? I.E. Can I run it from a Flash Drive or Portable HDD? I'm debating making a backup install because mine recently became corrupt and I had to reinstall. YAY! 10GB Patch! And I would rather avoid that a second time.

Archived Post 02-21-2010 03:21 PM

Yes, wasn't sure at first but since I can run it off the other 2 os's without installing it, it probably is. At any rate, you can make backups even if it is since copying your backup back onto where you originally install any program will work, for the most part. There are some special instances where add-ons + expansions have been added and that your backup will be incompatible.

Archived Post 02-21-2010 03:45 PM

not sure how well STO will run if atall from a flash drive but it is possible to run from multiple os'es without reinstalling.

but being as STO appears not to reqire installing attal it should run faster and better from a flash drive assuming its at least USB 2 and not a rather cheap unbranded model

as above if your flash drive is large enough it could be used as a backup incase STO runs into problems

Archived Post 02-22-2010 12:44 PM

Cool, thanks guys. I think I'll wait to run it off a flash drive until after I upgrade to USB 3.0, but for now your replies are much appreciated

Archived Post 02-22-2010 01:34 PM

It tries to be, though its a much less tested (read: we don't test it ourselves) situation.

Archived Post 02-23-2010 06:54 AM

I've swapped the client over to a few computers and even a thumb drive, it runs just fine as far as i can tell :)

Archived Post 02-23-2010 06:57 AM

However, it might make changes to the system run on - making it not truly portable.

dragonjaden 07-21-2012 08:33 PM

So I can install this on my portable HDD from the files.... instead of on my C drive. The reason I'm asking this is 1. I want to be able to execute the program from my portable HDD 2. Having it on my C drive was causing massive process over load. Freezing everything up.

So as long as I can run this from my portable with no issue. Golden. Also I'm hoping I don't lose everything i've worked for by uninstalling the game.

superspeed500 10-30-2012 01:55 AM

CPU and Hard drives
 
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Originally Posted by dragonjaden (Post 4904101)
So I can install this on my portable HDD from the files.... instead of on my C drive. The reason I'm asking this is 1. I want to be able to execute the program from my portable HDD 2. Having it on my C drive was causing massive process over load. Freezing everything up.

So as long as I can run this from my portable with no issue. Golden. Also I'm hoping I don't lose everything i've worked for by uninstalling the game.

You can install Star Trek Online on any hard drive that the OS you are useing can read/write from. Puting it on another hard drive will not affect your CPU and it will still be the same process, but puting Star Trek Online on a faster drive then your C drive may give a higher speed of the game.

afree100 10-30-2012 03:29 AM

If you want to move it to a usb flash drive you are going to need to save down the games registery entries and install them on every computer that you want to run it on. You will also need to edit them to the correct drive letter of your USB.


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