That's what I did windrider42 but I forgot to mention that I also replaced the hard drive. My saves are now forbidden by the system to be copied. Some can be copied over but forbidden to be used saying they are other people's saves. All in all, I am simply reduced to finding workarounds like that aldotools I mentioned.
I just can't figure out how to use it as there seems to be no noob-friendly tuts available. I am particularly keen on being able to use my 70-hour worth of Kingdoms of Amalur progress save. Thank you, windrider42, for taking notice.