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How to make a "clean" installation of PMDGs?

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I bought PMDGs 777-200LRX + 777-300ER extension pack + 737-8900NGX, installed them in my FSX running in a win7 64. They worked beautifully.

I have CHProducts Throttles (4 Throttles + Mix + Prop) + Saitek X52 (Throttle deactivated). Never have any trouble before. Upgraded to Win10 (after Reading PMD's recommendation). Don't know if there was trouble in my first use of 777 running in a win10 machine. But things got "messy".

1) downgraded to win7 (it didn't help with PMDG)

2) uninstalled PMDG, cleaned DLL.XML in C:/Users/.../Roaming/Microsoft/FSX

3) upgraded to win10 and re-installed PMDG.

4-1) there wasn't any request for serial number (is it correct?) and didn't ask for my permition to RUN on the initial window, when we load acft for the 1st time (is it correct?)

4-2) all my settings in PMDG options where there as if I have never de-installed them

5) Since all my controls (CH Products+Saitek X52+Saitek Combat Rudder Pedals) work fine with default acft (mono/bimotor/dual & quadri jets) I just don't know why this is happening.

My question:

Should I do a "clean" reinstall (as if PMDG were never installed in my FSX)?

If so how do I proceed?

 

Tks in advance and sorry about this lenghty topic but I needed to write it.

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Uninstalling/Installing creates more problems than it fixes. I recommend you focus on the problem, which you provided no information about except it was messy.

 

Please describe the problem, what isn't happening that is supposed to or is happening that shouldn't?

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Hi Eduardo,

 

I'm afraid that reached that point, your definitive solution gonna be reinstall either Win7 or 10 from scratch, install the sim and finally the PMDG planes. Note that addons installation process under Win7, works with a different routine than Win10 and probably with your Windows upgrade without uninstall/reinstall, several things got messed.

 

Actually I'm flying the NGX and 777 in P3D v3.3 only under Win10. No issues at all. But when I decided (three months ago) to jump from Win7 to 10, I did it in the long way: uninstall every single addon, uninstall the sim, install Win10 and start from scratch. I first installed FSX:SE and PMDG stuff to test the new OS. No issues. Then I've removed the addons, uninstalled FSX, installed P3D and addons and voilà.

 

I perfectly know that this manner could take ages but I'm sure that is the most successful way to avoid odd things occurs. Hope this helps.

 

Happy flying

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First I'd like to thank you both (Dan & Ivan) for your interest

Sorry about this delayed answer (afpc for 1 day)

I think that it seems ok now.

I de-activated all CH Products 6 "throttles" controls inside FSX, reconfiguring them via FSUIPC. De-activated Saitek X52 throttle control.

It worked in my 1st try with PMDG 777-200LRX so I decided to make a +2700nm flight and see what happens. T/O and after 2hr saved it. Just now I run FSX, loaded this saved flight (which is in A/P & A/T). Hope that everything works now but I confess being "afraid" of trying it in a new "free flight", which I'll need to test anyway.

About my request in this topic:

it seems to be working fine but since I uninstalled PMDGs doesn't it should ask for my key and later my "go ahead" RUN when running it for the first time after re-installation, or is this that "little" surprise that Microsoft reserves for all its users (things that came in the pc stays there)? Of course this is a theoretical question.

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but since I uninstalled PMDGs doesn't it should ask for my key and later my "go ahead" RUN when running it for the first time after re-installation,

 

You may uninstall/install PMDG products without needing to authenticate the license, thank goodness. Beta testing would otherwise be a little more difficult.  Not sure about the dll trust policy for MSFS, I've already forgotten much of what I used to know since moving on to P3D.

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No prob, Eduardo. Somehow once the PMDG planes are installed by first time on your computer and you enter your key, don't mind how many times you uninstall and reinstall the software after that. It won't ask you for the key number again. I might be wrong but I'm talking from my own experience.

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Tks again and sorry for delayed answer. Was on a 24hr duty.

Really it seems to work fine and I'll try the reverse which at least on the ground seemed to work too.

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