Hard drives these days are large enough to accommodate all of your favorite movies, music collections and video games and still have enough room to spare for Window's virtual memory. A lot of room on your hard drive will surely be taken up by movies and especially video games. If you just bought your favorite shooter game which you have waited for 6 months and want to copy it on your computer, here are some things you might want to clear out:
1. If your game is a new one and it has the latest jaw breaking graphics, this bad boy would certainly eat a lot of resources. Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements. You should find these in the package that your CD or DVD game came with. If your dog just grabbed it while you were unpacking it and ate it, there's no worries you should be making. Go check the requirements online, but make sure he will not chew on your UTP cable this time.
2. After inserting your disc into your CD-Rom or DVD-Rom drive, the video game copying process will automatically start. The usual path is C: , where all of your other applications and system files can be found as well. Make sure you read all the steps you will be presented with and choose a location on your hard drive which has enough space for the game you are installing.
3. If you have a computer which is not fast enough, you are advised to close all other programs that you might have running so that the installation process can run smoothly and trouble-free.
4. After running through all of the steps of the installation process, at the end you will be prompted by some computer games to install newer versions of Direct X. If you have a newer version of it, just refuse this prompt by pressing Escape or by clicking No. The final tab will signal that the game was installed successfully and you will have some options checked like "View Read Me file" and "Run game".
Select which ones you would like to open and then click "Finish." Some games will require a reboot to be initiated so that all of the changes the installation process has made will take effect. After rebooting, make sure that the game is running fine by running it. You can do this by double clicking on the game's shortcut icon on your desktop.
5. While in the game's main menu, make sure you go to the options menu and adjust the level of detail when it comes to graphics and then go to the sound options and set those, too accordingly. If your operating system is Vista, you should know that the hardware requirements are doubled compared to Windows XP. Make sure you have enough resources for the game you're running, if not, you should consider changing your OS or upgrading your pc.
And last, when you have video game copying done using CDs or DVDs try to avoid touching the side of the disc the ROM's header makes contact with. This is very important if you want to maintain the data on your disc safe and undamaged for a long time.