Steam has a way to backup games but since Steam syncs with their web even if you don't you don't lose game progress.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8794-yphv-2033 covers it but I suggest you IGNORE the move to external ideas. Just backup and restore.
Hello, I just purchased a new alienware laptop and am having issues with it already... ($2500 well spent...)
So I am looking to do a factory reset on it, hoping it will help, but I am worried that I will lose all of the programs I have installed (purchased programs), and not only that I have download many games from steam (And I dont exactly have unlimited downloading with my ISP).
So I was wondering if I backup the install files, etc, to a seperate hard drive, can I seamlessly transfer over back to my laptop and have them operate functionaly?