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Is it possible to sell a pc and change but keep the origin and steam games-

#1Nightshift1983Posted 10/5/2013 2:20:16 PM
still in the system? I want to sell my pc but it has my origin and steam accounts in them?
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#2JKatarnPosted 10/5/2013 2:26:10 PM
Of course, as you can authorize several machines (at least for Steam, not sure about Origin, but I imagine it will work just fine on a new comp) - when you install steam and go to log-in on the new machine it will ask you to authorize the machine and send a auth code to your e-mail, once you enter that into the client you should be good to go and can re-download/install your full collection.
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#3Nightshift1983(Topic Creator)Posted 10/5/2013 2:52:24 PM
No, i want to sell my pc . Not get a new one
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#4TheFeshPincePosted 10/5/2013 2:53:02 PM
lol just uninstall Steam and Origin.
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#5TheFeshPincePosted 10/5/2013 2:53:35 PM
I would actually suggest just doing a fresh install of windows before selling your PC.
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#6JKatarnPosted 10/5/2013 5:36:32 PM
Nightshift1983 posted...
No, i want to sell my pc . Not get a new one


In that case you still retain ownership of your Steam account/games, they are bound to your e-mail account and username etc, if you buy a new machine in the future you will need to authorize that machine for your Steam account, but it will work. As others have suggested, you should uninstall Steam and Origin from your existing machine before selling it or another person will have access to your account (assuming you use Steam auto-login), and could get your account VAC/totally banned.
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#7Black_King945Posted 10/5/2013 9:46:26 PM
Depending on who you are selling to I would recommend you don't even include your hard drive. Anyone sufficiently equipped could try to look into what information used to be on the system.

If you do insist on selling the hard drive as well you can uninstall the game clients and all associated games and they will not be able to access them.
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#8dlfPosted 10/5/2013 9:58:57 PM
To add to that . . . if you want to sell the drive wipe it a few times.
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#9kobalobasileusPosted 10/5/2013 10:47:05 PM
To add even more to that:

If you plan to wipe your drive, CCleaner is probably the easiest to use drive wiper you can download.