Can a disc based Xbox One game be repurchased as digital without reinstalling the whole game?

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  1. TJLewis
    TJLewis Guest

    Can a disc based Xbox One game be repurchased as digital without reinstalling the whole game?


    Hello Everyone,

    This is a bit of a weird ask, I know, and I've seen a couple of simelar posts that ask the same sort of question, but I don't think a definitive conclusion was ever reached.

    Here's the story:

    I purchased Trials Fusion The Awesome Max Edition as a disc based Xbox One game a few years ago. This game is completely installed on my Xbox One right now. Unfortunately, and as a result of an act of dog, the disc has become damaged and unplayable (that
    is... I'm too scared to try putting it back into the console in the condition it's in now).

    What I want to know is, if I were to go to the Microsoft Store and repurchase this game in its digital version (which I'm perfectly happy to do), could I then continue to play Trails Fusion with the installation that's on my Xbox One, or would I have to
    delete the installation and redownload everything after purchasing digital?

    If anyone has had anything like this happen / has ever tried this, could they let me know how it worked out?

    Thanks.

    PS: Have just discovered that the Microsoft Store considers that I already own this game, so I guess I don't need to repurchase it (Yay!).

    :)
     
    TJLewis, Jun 29, 2020
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  2. luissolid Win User

    Can a disc based Xbox One game be repurchased as digital without reinstalling the whole game?

    Hello just to clarify... When you install a game from a retail disc or digital they use the same file. So for example a friend take his game (disc) and install on your console, then you purchase the game from the xbox store and you dont need to download
    the game again.

    Regards!
  3. Smwutches Win User

    Can a disc based Xbox One game be repurchased as digital without reinstalling the whole game?

    If you do have to do this in the future, no, you wouldn't have to uninstall and then reinstall the game. You may have a small install for a license or something though.
  4. TJLewis Win User

    Can a disc based Xbox One game be repurchased as digital without reinstalling the whole game?

    Thanks Smwutches and luissolid,

    I'll give it a go now.

    Guess the moral of the story here is, put your game discs away securly (and where neighbour's curious pets can't get at them) when you're finished with them.
  5. XBF Leo G Win User

    Can a disc based Xbox One game be repurchased as digital without reinstalling the whole game?

    Hi TJLewis,

    Thank you for posting on the Xbox forums. Since the question has been answered, I will go ahead and lock this thread. Feel free to come back anytime
    if you have a question or issue. We will be more than happy to answer any questions and provide solutions. Thank you again and have a good day
    TJLewis!
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    Minecraft Xbox One Edition Update

    How do I update my disc version without repurchasing the whole game?
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