NicolasJackson

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Quick question, I am trying to install the 747 in both FSX and FSX:SE side by side. I installed FSX:SE after FSX so when I tried to install it in steam all I got was the option to repair or uninstall. So I uninstalled thinking I would get the option to do both when I reinstalled. I didn't get that option. Do I need to buy another copy of the 747? Any ideas?

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18 hours ago, NicolasJackson said:

Quick question, I am trying to install the 747 in both FSX and FSX:SE side by side. I installed FSX:SE after FSX so when I tried to install it in steam all I got was the option to repair or uninstall. So I uninstalled thinking I would get the option to do both when I reinstalled. I didn't get that option. Do I need to buy another copy of the 747? Any ideas?

Uninstall the aircraft. When you go to re-install, you will have a prompt to select one, both, or the other. If you do not, then you might have a registry error, and it assumed you only had one of the sims.

(Also, be sure you're using the installer for the 747v3. Sounds like a dumb point, but you'd be surprised. A good number of people have downloaded and installed the wrong one.)

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It looks like there is a registry error. Is there any easy way to fix that via regedit? On reinstall the 777-300 Expansion was the only installer that let me install to Steam. 737 and expansion, base 777 and 747 v3 (double checked that I had the right installer) still don't give me the Steam option. Thanks Kyle. And good luck on your practical!     

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5 hours ago, NicolasJackson said:

It looks like there is a registry error. Is there any easy way to fix that via regedit? On reinstall the 777-300 Expansion was the only installer that let me install to Steam. 737 and expansion, base 777 and 747 v3 (double checked that I had the right installer) still don't give me the Steam option. Thanks Kyle. And good luck on your practical!     

Thanks!

We have a registry mechanic that can do all of that for you, or you can do it through regedit (FSX should be in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator; and FSX:SE in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition; make sure the APPPATH points to the proper location for each).

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The paths are both right. Hmmm. I have them both on the same drive. Do you think moving Steam to another drive might help? I am willing to give the mechanic a try as well

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13 hours ago, NicolasJackson said:

The paths are both right. Hmmm. I have them both on the same drive. Do you think moving Steam to another drive might help? I am willing to give the mechanic a try as well

Don't move Steam to another drive...  I don't even understand the logic of thinking that might make a difference.  Go for the PMDG support.

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