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I just purchased FS2004 and ready to install on WinXP system! But first a few questions...1. Difference between Express, Compact and Complete setup?2. Does DX9.0b get installed first or last?3. How long does it take for a Complete install?4. What is on each of the 4 CDs?5. Here is my preinstall checklist: Defrag hard drive Create restore point Disable anti-virus and other running programs Take a deep breath Go!!!!6. Here is my postinstall checklist Restart PC to load all startup programs Pray that my desktop shows up!!! Airbus :-wave

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>1. Difference between Express, Compact and Complete setup?The Express and Complete setup options allow you to only have to have your FS2k4 CD4 in your CD drive during launch (so you can take it out right after it's done loading). The Compact setup takes less disk space, but you have to have your FS2k4 CD4 in all the time while the program is running. I'm not really sure what the difference between the Express and Complete setups are.>2. Does DX9.0b get installed first or last?Not sure. I installed DX9.0b before I installed FS2k4.>3. How long does it take for a Complete install?I used the Express setup, which is probably similar, and it took quite a while. In adddition to actually installing the program off the four CDs, FS2k4 also has to compile all the the scenery data.>4. What is on each of the 4 CDs?Right click on each CD in "My Computer" and click "Explore." You can then view the contents of each CD.Hope this helps. :)Ryan-Flightpro08 :-cool VATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Senior Controller (C-3)Help Fight Cancer! www.ud.comhttp://vatsim.pilotmedia.fi/statusindicato...tor=OD1&a=a.jpg-----------------------------My "Home Made" System Specs:Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ProcessorTurbo Gamer ATX Mid-Tower with 420W Power SupplyEPoX 4G4A Motherboard with Intel 845G ChipsetVisiontek XTASY GeForce4 128MB Ti4600 (Det 44.03 Drivers)1GB PC2100 DDR RAM40GB Matrox 7200RPM Hard DriveWindows XP Home Edition SP1*No CPU or GPU Overclocking*-----------------------------Click Here to Download my American Eagle POSKY CRJ-200!

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Express doesn't give you an option to place FS2004 to your liking. It is defaulted to C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesFlight Simulator 9.Complete does the same as express except you can designate the drive and folder you want FS2004 loaded, i.e., H:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesFlight Simulator 9, G:Flight Simulator 9, D:flightsim, etc.W. Sieffert

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