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I have just had to format C: drive because of a problem with something else, my FS2004 is on D drive which is a separate HD. In the past when I have had to do this, I have done a total reinstall of FS because of the load of Payware software I have for FS. I am wondering if I could leave the FS install as it was on D, and just reinstall the Payware over the top, then the software will be registered in the new install of the Windows registry, or should I do as before a full FS2004 install again.When I have done whatever, I think I shall use Acronis Disk Director to back up all of C, that way I am thinking that the FS can stay the same on D, and still be registered after the backup of C is put back on.I would appreciate any comments on both the above, to see if what I am thinking will make things a bit easier should I have to do this again. Thanks anyoneAnthony(UK)

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Anthony - You probably could do the payware reinstall and then just update the registry for the single FS9 entry. But it's not much more work to remove it all reinstall FS9 also. That will also allow for a complete defrag and space consolidation of the D drive both before and after the reinstall of everything which should help performance some. I have five drives on this system and have great success using Acronis True Image to create the system drive images. FS9 is on a drive partition all by itself and I've restored the system partition image many times without having to touch the FS9 installation. It used to take me 6-8 hours to redo the system drive and then fix the FS9 install. Now I can do the whole thing in 20 minutes. I think you have a good plan.Doug

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Guest anthonye

Thanks Doug, I should have said True Image 8, but I have both :-)AnthonyUK

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It sure makes things a lot easier to fix :-) . Good luck.

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