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Any tips on how to fight the boredom of a reinstall?

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I decided to upgrade my computer and, of course, had to reinstall everything I had in my old computer and I still need (left out some things I don

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Other than the suggestion that you could install the old drive and copy everything across' think about the next time. I have a large external drive where a full copy of FS9 resides for that suidden emergency. Saved my bacon a week or so ago when I had a catastrophic failure on the internal HDD.

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Hi Hugo,I'd go along with Bill's suggestion of temporarily installing the HD containing FS9 on your new PC. I'd also suggest that before you do this you install FS9 from the CDs onto the same drive letter / folder name as it was on your old PC.For example if it was on C:FS2004 then install the new FS9 to that folder to get the Registry entries correct. Then delete that new install and copy your original install to the new location.That will save you hours of work. The only thing that needs changing is your graphics settings in FS9.CFG but that's easy to sort out.Cheers,

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In general I agree with the folder copy technique if you want things as they were before. I will suggest, though, that building from the ground up is a good opportunity to leave behind the parts and pieces you no longer use but which still sit taking up space and possible even loading from the modules folder.What I do is first install FS to the same directory as before...I use a standard installation of FS on a dedicated G: partition.Then I install all the add-ons that write registry keys and license files to run. That includes anything from Flight1, PMDG, Cloud9, etc. And order of install can matter...having kept good notes from before I know, for example, that I need to install the PMDG 737 first, then the 747, then the 744F, then the latest sound update. Getting 'em in the wrong order is bad juju.After I'm fairly confident that those add-ons are squared away, I then copy the add-ons I want to keep from the old FS folder to the new one, overwriting everything in the new folder in the process. That leaves me with all the programs I had installed before, with all the right reg keys and license key files installed, and with all the liveries and config mods I made along the way intact. I do the aircraft add-ons one by one, and make sure to include all the files from the effects, sounds, and gauges folders referenced in the aircraft.cfg and panel.cfg files.It recently took me an entire weekend to rebuild Rome after a migration to a new system. In the end well worth it, but tedious at times.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile

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How about a different approach: just install scenery add-ons as you use them. You don't need an airport scenery until you fly there (or at least fly over it). I built myself a new PC this summer and of course had to go through the reinstall process. I found that I only ended up reinstalling a fraction of my original add-ons. At least for me I find that I always end up with more add-ons than time to actually use them. For example I had a bunch of great European sceneries, however I find that given time constraints, I don't get to fly there very much. Rather than trying to find only what I had before, I just search the libraries for great sceneries. Sometimes I find ones that I had before, other times I find new ones. I've never trusted myself to copy things over. There are just too many unknowns. For me, I'd rather re-download it and make sure I follow the instructions and get everything installed correctly.

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Thank you all for your suggestions.I appreciate it. :-)I already have my old HD connected to my new system and my new FS9 install with all the aircraft I need in D: drive just like the old install but...I think I

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Good luck Hugo! Bob's suggestion was best and will ensure a problem-free FS9 setup. Just set aside plenty of time! ;-)Cheers,

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I have at present 845 entries in my scenery config file plus allsorts of payware airdraft. After having had to reinstall FS9 andall the sceneries a couple of times due to disk failures, etc.I decided to do one more complete installation which I then "Ghosted"onto DVDs. Had to reinstall a couple of times since and everything was done in a few hours. The hardest bit was to insert the DVDs as and when system requested.;-) Season's greetings

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