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Running games from a portable hard drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by kieves1, 10 Sep 2009.

  1. kieves1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,355

    Hi all

    Just posting on behalf of a friend.He has a works laptop but is not allowed to install any games on his machine.It uses lightspeed or lightscribe security system and IT wont let him put anything on it.
    Is there anyway you could use a portable harddrive to install the game on and run it through there or any type of solution you can think of??????


  2. J.B


    Joined: 16 Aug 2006

    Posts: 5,922

    Not really as the software that stops him installing stuff will do that regardless off the source files.

    The only way I can think of doing it off the top of my head is ask if the IT department will let him dual boot to a version of windows that he has full control over. I doubt they will do this though.

    Could run a Linux live CD but then he'd be seriously limited on what cames he can play!
  3. kieves1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,355

    Yeah i didnt think he would be able to.The game he wants to play is command and conquer zero hour so it is a 5 year old game dunno i f linux live would run it as i have no knowledge of linux at all :(

    Cheers for the quick reply