How to get WOW on another computer?

81 Blood Elf Warlock
865
Hi. My motherboard went wonky on the laptop i played WOW on. How to I get all of the components onto another computer? Hopefully, I don't have to repurchase. I have the cd and keys for all but Cataclysm (that one I purchased digitally when it was on sale). Any push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!
Reply Quote
MVP - Customer Support
90 Tauren Druid
12960
You don't need any disks or keys. All you need to do is to download the installer from here:
https://us.battle.net/account/download/

Once it's installed, log in, and you're set. If the game needs any more data beyond the initial download, it will do it on the fly. If you end up entering a zone where there isn't much game data available (and things start disappearing or having no textures), you can back out to the launcher, and the download will continue.
________________________________________________
Customer Support Forum MVP
HDL - http://hdl-the-guild.com/~nodrama/
E-mail - neppyman.no@spam.gmail.com
"There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes." -- The Fourth Doctor (in "Robot")
Reply Quote
82 Worgen Druid
2515
Hey there,

If you click on "Account" above you will find the different game clients that you will need to install. No, there is no need to purchase anything- Blizzard knows you already bought it once and makes it available to download wherever you see fit.

I hope it doesn't take too long. Have fun.
Reply Quote
81 Blood Elf Warlock
865
Thanks!!
Reply Quote
90 Blood Elf Rogue
11090
You know you can bypass the entire installer, just by copying your old wow folder over to the new machine. It should save some time. Just delete the wtf and cache to reset the setting for the new computer.
Reply Quote
20 Undead Priest
230
This is an excellent question, and an excellent anwser, I learned something for sure =D!
Reply Quote
MVP - Customer Support
90 Tauren Druid
12960
02/05/2013 09:26 AMPosted by Trainpain
Place it on a USB drive. and you can play it on any PC you want.


While normally a good option, I suspect that if the motherboard in a laptop is "wonky", the OP will not be able to take advantage of that particular option.
________________________________________________
Customer Support Forum MVP
HDL - http://hdl-the-guild.com/~nodrama/
E-mail - neppyman.no@spam.gmail.com
"There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes." -- The Fourth Doctor (in "Robot")
Reply Quote

Please report any Code of Conduct violations, including:

Threats of violence. We take these seriously and will alert the proper authorities.

Posts containing personal information about other players. This includes physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and inappropriate photos and/or videos.

Harassing or discriminatory language. This will not be tolerated.

Forums Code of Conduct

Report Post # written by

Reason
Explain (256 characters max)
Submit Cancel

Reported!

[Close]