I'm trying to transfer all my files over from my laptop, which is slow and laggy, to my newer desktop, which is nice and fast. I want to be able to play Skyrim on it. I've been looking into how to transfer the game over to it, but all the answers I find are how to move the save files and access them after, etc. That's good, but my current question is how to get the game on my new computer?
I saw one reply to someone that you have to install it. Ok, that makes sense. But do I have to pay for a whole new version of Skyrim? Or how would I just install the one I already bought a couple years ago? I don't have it on Steam, though I'm not sure why since I thought I remembered buying it on there. A little confused about that cause I have Skyrim Script Extender on there. Is this what I'm looking for?

The desktop is running Ubuntu, I've installed WINE already, and I'm not sure if I need to get anything else. My laptop is running Windows 10 and it's messed up so I can't use it, but I refuse to lose my Skyrim saves!

Not moving it to a different folder within the computer, but moving it from an entirely different computer using an entirely different OS.

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    How did you install it the first time?
    – Raj
    May 29, 2020 at 16:50
  • @arghtype The process of moving games to another disk is a lot different from moving them to another system entirely.
    – Joachim
    May 30, 2020 at 8:41
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    Rillewin, the best solution will stand or fall with you having Skyrim on Steam or not. If you log in to Steam, does it list the game in your 'Library'?
    – Joachim
    May 30, 2020 at 8:48
  • @Joachim, yes, but 2nd most upvoted answer there could be used here as is. And any other answer could be used after mounting old machine as external drive if LAN connection is possible.
    – arghtype
    May 30, 2020 at 16:53
  • thanks for the answers guys. So I looked at the links you provided and none of that looks helpful to me. Joachim: No, Skyrim is not listed on my Steam list. Just Skyrim script extender. This puzzles me because I remember having to get Skyrim through steam because of some issue with the disk I bought not having the code that goes with it. – Rillewen
    – Rillewen
    May 31, 2020 at 16:39