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Any comments on reinstall plan for FS9?

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I had to reinstall XP and now I will have to reinstall FS9. Fortuately all of the folders and files for the old installation are OK. Here is my plan.1-Rename old install folder to FS2004old2-Make a backup copy of the FS9 folder in Documents and Settings3-Perform new install to NEW folder FS20044-Delete the NEW folder and rename folder FS2004old to FS20045-Copy my backup FS9 folder to Documents and Settings overwriting existing entries6-Click on the icon created with the new install and go fly!!I have some payware aircraft and scenery, so I may have to reinstall those again if they don't work.Does anyone see any glitches to this plan? I have never done this before, but I have no choice. Thanks for any help and/or suggestions.Airbus

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Guest shanwick

It looks feasable but if it doesn't work then you will have only wasted about half an hour - so why not go for it?:-) David

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Thanks! I was also wondering if anyone had actually tried this and whether there were any major problems. I know some people have spent weeks reinstalling everything from scratch, but I can't see why this would be necessary unless there was significant benefit.Airbus

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I corrupted the system file in the win32 directory while playing with an external USB hard drive. My PC would not boot up afterwards. I used my Dell XP disk to go to the repair console, but it did not do the job. An article on the internet said that if I choose to reinstall from the repair console, I would get an option to repair instead of reinstall. WRONG! Left with nothing else but a dead PC, I forged ahead and reinstalled. I thought I lost stuff in Documents and Settings, but fortunately all was well. Of course all my other stuff will have to be reinstalled; new registry! I am looking for an easy way to get back to flying with minimum hassle until Santa comes with the NEW PC! I will be waiting for those holiday deals.Airbus

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