VIDEO Help installing computer games on new laptop

Discussion in 'Games' started by Ghost, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Ghost Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2003
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    Hi, I bought a new laptop a few months ago, and I want to install some of my old games onto it.

    Specifically, I bought and downloaded Spore and Sims 3 from the Internet (no CD) on my old laptop, and want to download it again on my new laptop.

    How do I do that? I don't really have to buy the game again, do I? I signed onto the EA Master Account, but I don't see where the option is to download the games I already bought about 4 years ago.
  2. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2004
    star 6
    Download and install Origin from the EA website. Once you've logged in you should be able to download Sims 3 and Spore from that. I'm assuming you bought them direct from EA. If you didn't then you'd need to check the place where you bought them from.

    If you need help with Origin, just ask and I'll be happy to try.
  3. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 11, 2002
    star 4
    Personally I use Steam. As Elk said, it depends on where you bought them from...
  4. Ghost Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2003
    star 6
    Thanks. I bought both of them from EA. I just downloaded Origin, and it had the Sims 3 there, so I installed it on my new laptop.

    But it didn't have the other game (Spore) there, even though I also bought it from EA (and around the same time, I think I bought Spore less than a year before I bought Sims 3).

    Help? :confused:
  5. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 11, 2002
    star 4
    Might be worth contacting Origin's customer services?

    On the Origin website, it's at the top of the screen in the middle.