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Is it really more beneficial to uninstall the current version and reinstall a fresh SP1 build? Does it make a difference?

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Jumping the gun there mate, instructions will accompany the SP1 release. My guess is that it will be an executable that updates the current version, which will have to be installed for updating.

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It was mentioned in the update thread by other members. Im just curious if it's true that a clean install will reduce potential problems.

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It was mentioned in the update thread by other members. Im just curious if it's true that a clean install will reduce potential problems.

 

It will be delivered via the Ops Center. I don't think that SP1 will include the base code. You will have to have the -200LRF RTM installed, and then the SP1 installed on top of that if I'm not mistaken. I'm not sure if reinstalling will limit issues, as that doesn't make sense if you have to install SP1 over the base anyways...

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It was mentioned in the update thread by other members. Im just curious if it's true that a clean install will reduce potential problems.

 

Absolutely.  We do it on every build.  Kinda sucks, but a full uninstall (done properly) really helps to avoid conflicts and errors.

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Absolutely.  We do it on every build.  Kinda sucks, but a full uninstall (done properly) really helps to avoid conflicts and errors.

I agree Kyle. That is what I did with the NGX. I better slap 5 bucks down of extended download then.

Quick question, as my memory is failing :) how long does the link remain available after you send a ticket to request a link ? I was thinking of doing it early next week ( the ext download) to beat the rush.

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I agree Kyle. That is what I did with the NGX. I better slap 5 bucks down of extended download then.

Quick question, as my memory is failing :) how long does the link remain available after you send a ticket to request a link ? I was thinking of doing it early next week ( the ext download) to beat the rush.

 

Dunno.  I always just save all of my installers.  Old habit from the old way of things: never threw away CDs I thought I'd use again; never throw away installers that I think I'll use again.

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Dunno. I always just save all of my installers

 

So do I  but  when the sp1 is released you need to download  the full rtm version if  you want to install from scratch instead of just installing the sp1  over your original version you got  installed. To do this you need to pay the 5 dollars re download link again if your original link has expired of course.( my link expires in 55 days so iam hoping the sp1  is released before it expires :) )

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So do I  but  when the sp1 is released you need to download  the full rtm version if  you want to install from scratch instead of just installing the sp1  over your original version you got  installed. To do this you need to pay the 5 dollars re download link again if your original link has expired of course.( my link expires in 55 days so iam hoping the sp1  is released before it expires :) )

That is what I meant, I think Kyle mis understood me.

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Yea  that's what I thought  just have to wait and see when it  come out  hopefully before my link runs out,   saves me  5  dollars lol, need that extra 5  dollars for my retirement fund

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What about buying the PMDG777 after SP1 release? Would it be included?

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Yea  that's what I thought  just have to wait and see when it  come out  hopefully before my link runs out,   saves me  5  dollars lol, need that extra 5  dollars for my retirement fund

LOL 5 bucks is 5 bucks

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yes once the sp1 is released  and  than you purchased it, it be up to date

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What about buying the PMDG777 after SP1 release? Would it be included?

Should be

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Looking at my 777 order confirmation/download instructions (I ordered on Jan 13, 2014) email, I have this:

 

 

Mark Fox

From:                                  PMDG Simulations, LLC. [DoNotReply@precisionmanuals.com]
Sent:                                   Monday, January 13, 2014 10:47
To:                                       XXXXX@XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 

 

 

Download Instructions for: PMDG 777-200LR/F Base Package for FSX
Download URL (This URL will expire in 365 days):
 

 

and

==========================================================
DOWNLOAD AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOLLOWS:
PRODUCT: PMDG 777-200LR/F Base Package
PLATFORM: FSX ONLY
RELEASED: SEP 2013
==========================================================

Under penalty of making an assumption, it appears to me that an extended download request may not be necessary as the original was released in September 2013 and 365 days have not expired since the release. In fact, I just checked the link from my order, and it is still valid for 185 days (since the date of my original purchase).

 

My assumption is that those downloads links will be updated with the full RTM including SP1 (with the caveat that I have zero facts to back up that assumption).

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Do I need to do anything with the licence with the current version to uninstall/reinstall it?

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My assumption is that those downloads links will be updated with the full RTM including SP1

 

Yes if the sp1 is released before your link has expired  than you still be able to download from your link since it will be updated  to the latest sp1

Do I need to do anything with the licence with the current version to uninstall/reinstall it?

 

Yes in the cdu there is  a option to de activate your licence  so when its time to re install again  you wont have any issues about  activation issue

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Yes if the sp1 is released before your link has expired  than you still be able to download from your link since it will be updated  to the latest sp1

 

Yes in the cdu there is  a option to de activate your licence  so when its time to re install again  you wont have any issues about  activation issue

 

You do not have to use the deactivation option in the FMC for reinstallations, as uninstalling the aircraft does the exact same thing. The deactivation option is used so people can install the aircraft on multiple computers then transfer the license as needed.

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Thx for  that   either  way still works  according to the intro manual

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Thanks. Just one more thing can I make a copy of my livery texture folders and [flt.xx] part of the aircraft.cfg to paste back in once SP1 is added in without causing a problem?

 

I have all my a/c names/regs and thumbnails all uniform and tidy. I don't want to have slog through it all again.

 

Last one I promise ;)

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i dont see why this would be an issue. just copy them somewhere save and then paste it back IF needed.

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for the guys talking about paying $5 to download again, how about just download the installer and saving to a dvd or a folder instead of waiting

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My assumption is that those downloads links will be updated with the full RTM including SP1 (with the caveat that I have zero facts to back up that assumption).

Thanks Mark, I just checked mine and I have 54 days left. Fantastic!!

for the guys talking about paying $5 to download again, how about just download the installer and saving to a dvd or a folder instead of waiting

I think you might have mis understood like Kyle :lol: before we knew that we have 12 months live download link, I think it use to be 10 days, or just a bit longer, you would have to pay 5 bucks  for extended download service.

Now I have my 777 and NGX backed up in 3 different places, so I was not meaning to replace files I lost, but to get new copy with the SP1 included, which is better than installing an update.

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Wait... you're telling me to uninstall and re-install for the SP1? That's a first. (No offense to anyone).

 

Every game I've played that has required updates or service packs (even FSX) I have just loaded on top of it and never had a problem. I'll just wait 'n' see.

 

Devgrp, I agree with you. I have 3 copies of the installer now :P

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