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Will I have to reinstall everything from my one month subscription?

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I bought p3d v3.2 for one month license to check everything out, I love it and it works well.

 

next month when my license runs out and I buy a full version, will I have to reinstall everything again? (like all my scenery, planes, etc)

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Yes it is a different download and license. 

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A new download and license yes, but you should be able to retain all of your custom scenery and aircraft. You should of course backup your scenery.cfg file so you won't have to redo it, but otherwise it should be relatively painless.

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Not sure that's true...

 

If you are just going from a developer license to the standard professional then don't you just enter the new license details when it pops up and says the current month has expired?

 

There is only one prepar3d v3 download on the download page isn't there? I thought it was the same version for all licenses apart from maybe pro plus?

 

Chris

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With the devel license, when the time comes, you are told that the license is invalidated. You then just buy a new one and enter it in the registration window of P3D. No need to reinstall. 

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Not sure that's true...

 

If you are just going from a developer license to the standard professional then don't you just enter the new license details when it pops up and says the current month has expired?

 

There is only one prepar3d v3 download on the download page isn't there? I thought it was the same version for all licenses apart from maybe pro plus?

 

Chris

 

That's not what my experience was . Required a new download and reactivation. Where did you get your information from ? 

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Shouldn't LM be able to tell you on their Forum?  They are quite good at answering questions about their licensing requirements.

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Shouldn't LM be able to tell you on their Forum?  They are quite good at answering questions about their licensing requirements.

 

I just went through this last spring, but I guess some people want to tell me that I am wrong.... LOL

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My understanding is that the Developer subscription is also the Professional version so if buying a Professional licence it should be enough to just enter the new licence details when the subscription expires.

Buying the Academic version will probably result in needing a new install though.

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My understanding is that the Developer subscription is also the Professional version so if buying a Professional licence it should be enough to just enter the new licence details when the subscription expires.

Buying the Academic version will probably result in needing a new install though.

 

Here is step by step what I did when switching from the one month Developer license to Academic.  I then purchased the Academic licences after the first month,  and at the same time I emailed LM and asked them how to install it. They replied telling me I needed to download the academic license because it was different than the 1 month license. I then was instructed to uninstall the one month license. After uninstalling, I then was told to install the Academic license and activate it .  I don't know how to make it any clearer than that.  :fool:

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They replied telling me I needed to download the academic license because it was different than the 1 month license. I then was instructed to uninstall the one month license.

 

Isn't that what I just said ?

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Here is step by step what I did when switching from the one month Developer license to Academic.  I then purchased the Academic licences after the first month,  and at the same time I emailed LM and asked them how to install it. They replied telling me I needed to download the academic license because it was different than the 1 month license. I then was instructed to uninstall the one month license. After uninstalling, I then was told to install the Academic license and activate it .  I don't know how to make it any clearer than that.  :fool:

 

ok, so you uninstall pro one month version.. install the acedemic version, activate it... THEN:

 

did you have to reinstall all of your scenery, addons and planes? or ??

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ok, so you uninstall pro one month version.. install the acedemic version, activate it... THEN:

 

did you have to reinstall all of your scenery, addons and planes? or ??

 

I reinstalled aircraft, and the scenery I had UTX mainly plus add ons like ASN. 

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The developer licensed version is the same as the professional licensed version. It is NOT the same as the academic licensed version. So, if you are moving from developer to professional, then you most likely need to do nothing, but if you are moving from developer to academic it will require an uninstall, new download and install.

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Everyone seems to be missing the point though that non-P3D stuff is not "deleted" at all. It will remain intact for later use.

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And there is your answer - even if you DO uninstall and reinstall - your 3rd party stuff will remain. As long as you reinstall P3D in the same folder, you should be just fine.

 

IIRC, I did have to reinstall some ORBX stuff to get the files linked up roperly, but other scenery and al my aircraft were just fine.

 

Vic

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Everyone seems to be missing the point though that non-P3D stuff is not "deleted" at all. It will remain intact for later use.

 

Huh, so "non-P3D" stuff that is installed inside the P3D folder will not be "deleted" when you uninstall P3D....?

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Huh, so "non-P3D" stuff that is installed inside the P3D folder will not be "deleted" when you uninstall P3D....?

 

The only addons that will need re installing is stuff that modifies the default files, things like FTX Global, FTX Vector etc.

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I guess I will know in the next 5 minutes.

 

The thought of having to do all of this crap all over again next month was weighing over me and besides I want to keep putting more scenery and crap in.

 

sooooo.. I bit the bullet and bought the academic license and installing it. 

 

I'll let you know what happens.  I have lots of time, and this way I can load it up with all my favorite scenery and then be done and not worry about it anymore.

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Wow! GOOD NEWS

 

I didn't have to MODIFY OR DO ANYTHING!

 

I had to uninstall p3d version that I had. 

I did that through uninstall manager 

then installed the new version

started it up and EVERYTHING WORKED

I didn't have to copy my old files over or anything.

So there is my answer!

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Huh, so "non-P3D" stuff that is installed inside the P3D folder will not be "deleted" when you uninstall P3D....?

That is correct. P3D can only remove files it knows about.

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Someone should change the title of the thread from prescription to subscription, lol.

 

Unless of course you can get your Dr to prescribe P3D, lol.

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Someone should change the title of the thread from prescription to subscription, lol.

 

Unless of course you can get your Dr to prescribe P3D, lol.

Done! I hadn't even noticed the thread title until you mentioned it Jim!

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