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P3D/ FSX clean reinstall

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Hello,

           I'd like to do a clean reinstall of both P3D and FSX. P3D isn't too much of a problem because I don't have that many addons installed, but FSX is a different story. Can I just reformat the drive that they're on and run CC Cleaner to take care of the registry entries or do I have to uninstall each addon separately before I uninstall the base sims?

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I have in the past gone down the route of formatting and using ccleaner. It worked for me, perhaps others would disagree and there is a better way to go.

 

Tom

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Just remember to properly uninstall P3D (via the usual Windows uninstaller window) before deleting stuff. Otherwise your licence code will become invalid and you'll have to email LM for a new code (as happened to me!).

 

Hope the reformat/install gives you nice smooth simming :D

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Thanks for your help. I'm hoping to just stick with P3D and X-Plane if I can. British Airways Virtual is currently holding us hostage with FS9/FSX with promised support for XPX and MAYBE sometime in the future P3D.

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Using CCLeaner *may* work. And it may not. Problem is, if it doesn't - you're in a big mess cuz your registry will probably be screwed up and you might wind up reinstalling windows too.

 

Through the years I have found it much better and ultimately faster to do it the hard way - uninstall each.

 

Remember many add-ons now add entries to various profiles outside of the registry which could jump up and bite you.

 

Vic

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Vic,

       Thanks for the heads up. I'm doing the reinstall now. I manually uninstalled everything from P3D, especially my PMDG aircraft. I'm hoping that I can get away with not having to reinstall FSX.

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