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Upgrading to W7 in a month or so

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Hello all,I'm currently running XP Pro but planning to upgrade to W7 64 bit system in about 2 months. Is there anything I need to do in advance in order to facilitate a smooth re install? I don't think I can install W7 'over the top' of XP so will probably be wiping the slate clean. Ed Burton

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Get all your install files organized on a portable with any patches/updates & Save the keys in a text file.Since your doing a clean windows install I'd recommend following NickN's setup guide. Everything but the part about disabling services, that can get dangerous.

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Hello all,I'm currently running XP Pro but planning to upgrade to W7 64 bit system in about 2 months. Is there anything I need to do in advance in order to facilitate a smooth re install? I don't think I can install W7 'over the top' of XP so will probably be wiping the slate clean. Ed Burton
Nothing like a nice Clean Install. Gets rid of all the hidden bits and pieces. Just my opinion.

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Thanks for the replies,I agree on the 'hidden bits' :-) I googled and found NickN's fsx guide. Looks like it'll be a big help.I'm currently running an i5 running at 750 2.67Ghrz . My video card is a NViidia GEforce 9800GT. I hear others have overclocked thier cpus but that's something I'll have to research before I try that route. With W7 I'm hoping the addition of more ram will speed up my system.Ed Burton

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Nice, Windows 7 is great. Good for FS Simming, probably the most common platform out there for FS users.

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I upgraded recently from XP Pro to Win 7 Pro. No more memory problems with FSX and all my games run a lot better.Well worth it.

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+1, win7 gives a quite perfect stability for FSX (I didn't have any more CTD since I switched), and FSX loves it in terms of golbal performance.

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Thanks for the replies,I agree on the 'hidden bits' :-) I googled and found NickN's fsx guide. Looks like it'll be a big help.I'm currently running an i5 running at 750 2.67Ghrz . My video card is a NViidia GEforce 9800GT. I hear others have overclocked thier cpus but that's something I'll have to research before I try that route. With W7 I'm hoping the addition of more ram will speed up my system.Ed Burton
Of course you probably know that FSX is cpu intensive, so overclocking is a big plus. depending on your hardware and whether you intend upgrading it too, after lots of reading you will find it easier than you think and quite rewarding when it comes to performance in FSX.Regards,

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