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Installing Horizon VFR sceneries from hard drive failing

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After seeing advice that I could get a much quicker install of the massive Horizon GenX scenery parts 1-10 by first copying all the DVD's to a hard drive, I spent hours yesterday doing just that. I combined each specific product into a single folder, one folder per product.

 

Now I'm trying to do the actual install of the data and the first one I try, Volume 1, just repetitively comes up and says please put in Disk 1.

 

I can't get around it. I've tried doing it locally, from a networked drive, from a mapped network drive. Nothing works.

 

And I cannot see any specific disk ID file in the folder to cause this problem.

 

Contents of the source folder have been checked and are correct.

 

Please tell me I didn't waste hours doing all the copies? Is there a way to make this work?

 

Cheers.

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When it says "please put in Disk 1", have you tried simply pressing the RETURN key to see if the installation process starts automatically?

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Yes. Its not an OK/Cancel chose. It's a retry/cancel choice.

 

Hitting retry just persists with the prompt.

 

I'm computer savvy and have seen many comment here about faster installs from HD, so I'm at a loss to know what is wrong.

 

PITA as I'm doing a complete FSX rebuild.

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That's strange. I have copied the contents of PlayHorizon DVDs to the hard disk in the past, and run the installer without problems.....

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I've overcome the problem by making the contents of all 4 DVDs for a Volume into a ISO image and installing from that.

 

Nice to be able to install a Volume in 5 minutes instead of an hour off DVD! :)

 

Cheers

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I also just encountered this problem.  Another solution is to just put all of the volume files in one folder, rather than splitting the files in to their separate parts.  So for example, put all of the Volume 9 files in one folder, rather than having a separate folder for disc 1, disc 2, and disc 3.

 

Cheers,

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Yes, it's best to put all of the contents of each DVD for a single volume into one folder. If I remember correctly, it still displays the prompts for each DVD, but pressing the RETURN key when these are displayed is all that is required for the installation process to continue.

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