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What to unlicense before an upgrade install?

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I'm about to do an upgrade to Windows 10 as due to real life I have no time to do a reinstall of my many hundreds of programs and add-ons and I've left it to the last minute as usual...

The question is - will any of the installed sims and add-ons be deactivated by the upgrade as would happen with a significant hardware upgrade..

 

For instance DCS - should the individual serial keys be deactivated and reactivated afterwards?

Similarly Prepar3D, which I think has to be deactivated before moving to a new disk even?

Any others?

Any add-ons (mostly FSX/P3D) that might have an issue?

 

Thanks

Keith

 

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I'm about to do an upgrade to Windows 10 as due to real life I have no time to do a reinstall of my many hundreds of programs and add-ons and I've left it to the last minute as usual...

The question is - will any of the installed sims and add-ons be deactivated by the upgrade as would happen with a significant hardware upgrade..

 

For instance DCS - should the individual serial keys be deactivated and reactivated afterwards?

Similarly Prepar3D, which I think has to be deactivated before moving to a new disk even?

Any others?

Any add-ons (mostly FSX/P3D) that might have an issue?

 

Thanks

Keith

The only programs that required a re-register (but was automatic) was ASN  (the first time I ran it, it auto re-registered, so was no sweat.  I had to put in my P3D v2.4 licence  upon start, but P3D v3 did not require anything. Active Sky Evolution (which I use for FS9) also auto re-registered.  That was it.  Every other program ran as though it were still under W7.

 

Nothing Orbx required any kind of addressing, when being run, or read.

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Thanks for confirmation.

I've gone ahead and done the upgrade that went painlessly, but had to move P3D off my C drive to make space.

When I delete the old Win 7 folder I'll be able to move it back and hopefully it will still work.

Cheers

Keith

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Thanks for confirmation.

I've gone ahead and done the upgrade that went painlessly, but had to move P3D off my C drive to make space.

When I delete the old Win 7 folder I'll be able to move it back and hopefully it will still work.

Cheers

Keith

Great to read, Keith, glad it was polished for you! :)

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Surprisingly P3D worked after being restored to the C: drive - I'd expected to have to email LM to reset the license but no need :)

Cheers

Keith

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