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FSX setup detects old install on removed disc - can't continue.

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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.

 

Best regards,

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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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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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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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I strongly suggesr fforgetting this as the next problem you will have once you get it on the  computer is getting it activated.

Stteam FSX now handles almost all fsx add ons and they have made considerable increases in stability and graphics by soldving a few old bugs.

At the moment it is on Winter sale for $5 so I woud grab it anyway if I were you  One other advantage of steam is that you can use it on several computers as long as only one at a time.

 

Good luck anyway and if someone can tell me what to do with my three fsx disks other than using them as drink coasters please do.  Thank you Microsoft for leaving us in the lurch.

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Hi Harry,

 

I tried everything - nothing worked - and I'm an experienced IT guy - LOL... My machine has been running for years and I did the "upgrade" from Win7x64 to Win10... It was about time for a clean install... I wiped my OS disk and reinstalled windows from scratch... The good news is that the disks still work and authenticated once I had my machine back up... That said - I have steam version but decided it was a good time to jump to P3Dv3.1 - - - so far - - - I am pretty happy with it... Thanks for responding and good luck...

 

Regards,
Scott

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