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Installing FS9 on Win 7 Pro, three questions.

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Hello there!

 

I am installing FS9 to a new Win 7 Pro system this week (after my old WIN XP system went out).

I saved my old FS9 folders on a Thumb drive before the old system went south.

 

I have read Dillon’s topic on installing FS9 onto Win 7, and some other FS9/Win 7 related theads. Note: I have previously reinstalled FS9 about 3x with XP, but never with WIN 7.

 

Here is my new system for refrence, and then my questions.

 

  • i7-4790K 4.0Ghz
  • Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark I
  • 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM 1600Mhz
  • 500GB Crucial SSD
  • 2TB Western Digital HD (partitioned 50/50)
  • EVGA 750W 80 Plus Gold PSU
  • Nvidia GTX 970 4GB (with latest driver)

 

I will install FS9  on the SSD in a separate folder away from my Program Files.

 

My main question: Given this system specs, will I still need to install the “4GB Patch” that Dillon suggested, in order to make FS9 “Large Address Aware”?  I have read where some users did not do that and FS9 still worked just fine.

 

Second question:  I never installed the 9.1 patch with my old XP system (which I ran for 10 years), so will I need to move over the FS9 saved folders (Modules, Gauges, Effects, Aircraft, Sound, etc) from that thumb drive, then install the 9.1 patch? 

 

Third question: I also had used a “No-CD patch” for the FS9 and saved that FS9.exe file along with the saved files, can I still use that saved FS9.exe after the initial install?

 

I am sure I forgot a question or two to ask, but this is it so far.

 

Quick note: Once I have FS9 up and running like it was before (with my SGA aircraft, AIA AI, and EZ-scenery), I will work to install FSX for the first time!

 

Thanks,

 

Jeff

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 The 4gb patch is not neccessary at all.

What I did was to copy my whole installation of FS9 onto a portable drive. (the Microsoft Games folder that included FS9)

I then copied & pasted that into 'Program Files (x86)

I then copied & pasted the FS9.exe to the desktop.

I then ran the Flight1 Registry Fix tool to make sure the registry saw FS9.

I then dropped the PC's UAC settings to zero!!

I then should have remembered to copy the "My Flights" folder from "My Documents".

Also, I had modified the original fs9.cfg with [Modules], so I copied & saved just that.

I then ran the FS9.exe

I then looked for the FS9.cfg file with a little search program called 'Everything' from www.voidtools.com. This is probably the best desktop search engine!

I then copied & pasted the [Modules] additions to the fs9.exe

You MIGHT not have to do this if your original FS9.cfg was not modified!

 

So, I copied & pasted FS9 into it's default directory, with UAC turned right down.

I have never had any problems, & I have done about 5 installes of my own, & I have done at least 30-40 installs at our club. Never a problem at all, ever!

 

Cheers, Robin


Robin


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To the Stars, & Beyond... 

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Thank you very much Robin! 

 

I just did not know how the 4gb patch would affect any other things, so was going to run it without it just to see if nobody responded here.

 

To play it safe, I will do a full default install, then slowly move the saved folders that I have over into the FS9 main folder.  Basically remove and replace.  I also got the "no-cd" patch downloaded and will install that first before moving over files.  I will install the additional programs you mentioned if I run into trouble.

 

Hoping to have good reports in about 48 hours.

 

Thanks!

 

Jeff

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Well it's up to you if you want to patch FS9 to be Large address aware, but I certainly would.

FS9 with 2GB address space vs 4GB with largeaddressaware seems a simple enough choice to me.

 

And you would also be better off installing the 9.1 patch, it does fix a few things so why would you not want that ?

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Glynn,

 

Would the 9.1 patch fixes affect any of my saved FS9 folders when I put them back in the main FS9 folder?   I just don't want any conflicts between the items in saved folders under the 9.0 wjhen encountering the 9.1 patch.

 

BTW, I installed FS9 on the machine tonight, all went well, and the FS2004no-cd patch worked ok.  :Applause:

 

Now I have to see why the C-172 panel looks "stretched". Instruments look like horizontal ovals at all FS9 resolution settings.  All the other scenery looks normal, (AI, the Cessna, etc) I got an Asus 24 inch at 1920x1080 for regular pc work, but it seems even at that resolution setting in FS9 it still does not look right.  Note: I am not an expert on VCs, and this is my first "landscape" monitor.  Been used to the 4:3 ratios for too long. :smile:

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I then ran the Flight1 Registry Fix tool to make sure the registry saw FS9.

 

Robin,  I held off on installing the Registry Fix because I was not sure I would really need it.  However, after I tried to install AITM and EditVoicepack, I think I need it now; AITM says there is a missing file somewhere and won't install and EditVoicepack does not show the default voicepack. 

 

However, if I install the registry tool now  (after successfully installing other utilities like ADE and Traffic Tools) will that mess up those two programs' ability to see FS9?  

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Hi Jeff, It will not mess up anything. All it does is to put an entry into the registry so that the registry acnowledges that FS9 has been installed & makes the installers of other programs aware of it. No harm at all. In fact you can run the fix even with an existing installation.


Robin


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To the Stars, & Beyond... 

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Pleasure, that little utility is on a portable drive with other 'essential' utilities, such as 'Everything', a desktop search engine from www.voidtools.com, that is a super quick search tool for me to find stuff such as the fs9.cfg file.

 

I've used the tools so many times at our vitual club.

 

PM if you need any other info.

 

Cheers,

Robin


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