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Hi Folks,

 

Problem - I'm trying to run "setup" and FSX detects old version on failed disk - only two options are "Remove" or "Repair" - - - both of which fail since the disk has been gone for a long time... I'm sure it's a key in the registry - I used an "uninstaller" and FSX vanished from the list of installed products - but some residual key must be making the setup routine think FSX is still installed...

 

Anyone know the key I need to remove to allow "setup" to run a new install ???

 

Thanks...

 

Regards,
Scott


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Scott -

 

Remove this entry:  [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0]

 

Doug


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Hi Doug,

 

Thanks so much - I spent hours on this last night... I'll give it a shot...

;)

 

Regards,

Scott


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Hi Doug,
 

Although my app "Revo Uninstaller" missed the key you posted - I removed it - no joy - still have the same Repair/Remove choices I had initially - both of which still fail...

 

Uggh...

:)

 

Regards,

Scott 


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Hi Doug,

 

Although my app "Revo Uninstaller" missed the key you posted - I removed it - no joy - still have the same Repair/Remove choices I had initially - both of which still fail...

 

Uggh...

:)

 

Regards,

Scott 

There are many "hidden folders" that need to be removed too.  I would suggest following the guide at the following link which tells you where all of the files are located and what has to be removed - http://support.precisionmanuals.com/kb/a87/how-to-uninstall-and-reinstall-fsx.aspx .  The FSX uninstallers will not remove these folders.

 

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Hi Jim,

 

Thanks for responding - I went through the procedure - while the FSX program files were long gone (disk failed - couldn't run uninstaller) - I did remove the residual files in the "USER" directory... Sadly - again - no joy... I'm still dead in the water... My money is still on a registry key...

:smile: 

 

Regards,
Scott


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Have you run a registry cleaner?


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Hi Charlie,

 

Good idea as well - I installed CCleaner - ran it - found a bunch more FSX keys - deleted them - no joy - same issue...

 

Seems FSX is harder to remove than Norton...

 

Regards,
Scott


Hi Folks,

 

Just one more thought in the mix - FSX was installed when my box was Win7x64 - after the disk failed and I removed it - the same box was upgraded to  Win10... I'm not sure if that adds a complication...

 

Appreciate the help - really...

 

Regards,
Scott


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Oops. I think I read the original post incorrectly. How many disc drives do you have? I assumed that the failed disc containing FSX was not the boot drive. If, in fact, both FSX and the OS were on the same drive it couldn't possibly be a Registry problem that you're seeing as there is now no "old" Registry.

 

Doug


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Hi Doug,

 

No - I think you had it right - the OS was on my C: drive - the drive with the old FSX install that failed was the D: drive...

 

Thanks again...

:)

 

Regards,

Scott


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Hi Scott, surely you found and nuked HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\microsoft games\flight simulator\10.0?

 

 

There's also a convoluted thread over at fsdeveloper on all the possible registry keys:

 

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/registry-keys-fsx-fsx-se-p3dv1-p3dv2.432633/

 

Jim

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There is a program that Microsoft put out sometime ago which removes all traces of FSX. I don't remember which one exactly but it worked for me.  I think it was call the Microsoft Licensing System Reset tool or something similar.  Try googling that.


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Hi Folks,

 

I'll look for that key and try the other stuff as well... What a royal PITA - thanks so much for all the help...

 

Regards,

Scott


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Hi Folks,

 

The key Jim mentioned - was present - deleted same...

 

Read through the linked post and made sure I had removed what was stated there...

 

Found the Microsoft Licensing tool as it relates to FSX - downloaded - installed - ran - - - it failed... I don't think it supports Win10...

 

Nothing works - argh...

 

As ludicrous as it may sound - it looks like I have to wipe my hard drive to install FSX ??? How absurd... Gotta love MS...

 

I truly appreciate all the help that was offered...

:wink:

 

Regards,
Scott


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