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I am going to have to replace my boot drive and replace it with a larger drive. I have all of my FSX files on a separate SSD drive as well as my data files on a WD Caviar Black. The only thing on my boot drive is Windows 7. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of buying a 30G SSD as a boot drive and it way to small to serve the purpose. I'd recommend at least 60GD.Does anyone know, if by reinstalling windows, I will have to re-install FSX and all of my add-ons.Thanks for your help.


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Probably because if the registry is deleted, all the addons that use keys will not work. Also if there are any dlls hidden by FSX in the windows, these will be deleted. It basically all depends on your addons. Eg PMDG 744,MD11 etc have there keys in the registry so these wouldn't work. Best to reinstall windows, test all addons, and if some don't work, reinstall.

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I am going to have to replace my boot drive and replace it with a larger drive. I have all of my FSX files on a separate SSD drive as well as my data files on a WD Caviar Black. The only thing on my boot drive is Windows 7. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of buying a 30G SSD as a boot drive and it way to small to serve the purpose. I'd recommend at least 60GD.Does anyone know, if by reinstalling windows, I will have to re-install FSX and all of my add-ons.Thanks for your help.
I believe so, some one correct me if Im wrong, but you have to reinstall everything to get the right registry entries.

 

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Thanks for your replies. I was afraid I might have to reinstall most of them, but I was hoping for the best. Flight1 has a registry repair tool, so I might give that a try and see if it will help me save some of them.IanOur systems are very similar. Right now I have my 975 @ 4.0. Is the extra overclock worth pushing for? I live in Phoenix, AZ so heat is a factor. Also are you running with hyper threading on or off, and does it make much difference.ThanksBob


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Hey Bob I actually had my 975 at 4.0 for the longest time, tell ya the truth pushing it to 4.20 the gains were minimal, nothing really mind blowing. But getting my GTX 480 along with all the Nick N and ******* tweaks have resulted in a rock solid smooth experience. Hyper Threading off in my case, when I had it on got a lot of stutters.


 

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Flight 1 registry repair tool only fixes theregistry with the fsx.exe path. This is because their installers need the path to activate or something. It doesn't save any registries, just changes fsx path in registry.

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Hey Bob I actually had my 975 at 4.0 for the longest time, tell ya the truth pushing it to 4.20 the gains were minimal, nothing really mind blowing. But getting my GTX 480 along with all the Nick N and ******* tweaks have resulted in a rock solid smooth experience. Hyper Threading off in my case, when I had it on got a lot of stutters.
Hi IanThanks for your advise. I think I will leave it 4.0 for the time being since it runs at about 75 C. I may push it a little further when it cools off here in Phoenix. The 480 seems to be a great card. I really haven't had a chance to play around with it yet. I'm currently running everything stock and everything seems really fast and solid. The SSD's are great. Windows and FSX loads in about 30 or 40 seconds. It's nice, but I'm not sure it is worth the $. I'm going to replace my 30 G boot drive with another 128, so I shouldn't have any space problems. If you ever decide to go the SSD route, don't even consider anything smaller than 60 G. Once I get the new drive installed, I'll turn off Hyper threading and apply some of Nick and ******* tweaks. Thanks for your help.Bob
Flight 1 registry repair tool only fixes theregistry with the fsx.exe path. This is because their installers need the path to activate or something. It doesn't save any registries, just changes fsx path in registry.
ChrisThanks for the information. Fortunately I don't have much installed. It looks like I'll probably have to re-install everything on my FSX drive. I'll just have to see what works and what doesn't.Bob

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