THibben

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I can't seem to get Prepar3d4 installed correctly.  I have tried deleting it, yet every time I try to reinstall it says it is already installed. I wan't to install

it on my E: drive and I can't.  I guess it is time to just give up.

 

Tom

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There is a practical solution. Unfortunately I don't know what that is, based on the information.

 

Good luck.

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There's always a solution. Always. A lot depends on how computer-savvy you are and as Aaron said the information is simply not there. Try re-posting with your computer specs. Is this a dedicated flightsim computer or do you use it for other stuff as well? Is a clean install (Windows included) an option?

The worst thing you can do is rush into things and when it goes pear-shaped you get frustrated. One step at a time is always sound advice.

Cheers.

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Make sure to delete the folders in programdata/ Lockheed Martin and user/appdata/Lockheed Martin 

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Just last night I was having issues with P3Dv4 and decided to uninstall it to do a fresh install. I followed the steps in a post on the P3D official forums. Maybe this will help you out.

http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6322&t=125187&sid=28976fdbbb80bc748f5197f1ab2e98c3

I have my P3Dv4 installed on my E: drive. There are also clear instructions for installing P3D on here and the P3D forums. I am new to P3D so these are the instructions I used when I first installed it a couple weeks ago.

http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6322&t=120676&sid=28976fdbbb80bc748f5197f1ab2e98c3

Hope this helps and best of luck to you.

 

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Thanks everyone for the encouragement.  I will give it another try tomorrow.

I used to be very computer savvy but I am now 83 years old and losing my memory.  It is pretty hard to remember how to do things sometimes.

My computer is very high end with 12 G of memory.  The hard drive I am trying to install in is my E: drive and is a 500GB SSD with 250 GB of unused space.  I do have FSX installed on it which works very well with high fps.  I did have Prepar3Dv4 running on it a short time ago but ran into some problems and removed it.  I just can't remember how to reinstall.

Thanks again,

Tom 

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Wow. I hope I'm still at this at 83! :)

Don't throw in the towel just yet. The guide Anthony posted is great and when followed step by step, a solid resource.

Good luck! 

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simple can you not print out the LM instructions then have them by your side when installing/reinstalling ,it all there on LM site, and with a bit of luck job done,I have had a poor memory for all my life so I write things down,just imagine what it will be like when you,r 103 yrs old, good look 

Peter

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4 hours ago, THibben said:

  I have tried deleting it, yet every time I try to reinstall it says it is already installed.

Could be part of the problem. Are you just deleting the P3D folder or running the uninstaller and deleting any remaining fragments that might be left over?

Generally it's not a good idea to just "delete" a program without running the uninstaller.

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I love topics like this someone not knowing what they are doing and screwing up their installation because they will not do a clean fresh windows installation and installation of v4 out of shear laziness.  Quick question how old are you Tom? 

4 hours ago, THibben said:

. I have tried deleting it, yet every time I try to reinstall it says it is already installed. I wan't to install

Tom

 

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2 minutes ago, tooting said:

I love topics like this someone not knowing what they are doing and screwing up their installation because they will not do a clean fresh windows installation and installation of v4 out of shear laziness.  Quick question how old are you Tom? 

You should the entire post. He says he's 83 and losing his memory.

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4 minutes ago, tooting said:

because they will not do a clean fresh windows installation and installation of v4 out of shear laziness.  Quick question how old are you Tom? 

Hello Pete

Tom has already stated he is 83 years young. 

There is no need to ever do a Windows reinstall to either Uninstall or Reinstall Prepar3D,  In most situations this is completely unnecessary  

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4 hours ago, THibben said:

I can't seem to get Prepar3d4 installed correctly.  I have tried deleting it, yet every time I try to reinstall it says it is already installed. I wan't to install

it on my E: drive and I can't.  I guess it is time to just give up.

 

Tom

 

1 minute ago, Poppet said:

 

Hello Pete

Tom has already stated he is 83 years young. 

There is no need to ever do a Windows reinstall to either Uninstall or Reinstall Prepar3D,  In most situations this is completely unnecessary  

Is it possible that P3D will still be listed in the Control Panel uninstall if he just deleted the folder? And if so can it still uninstall any remaining files and folders so he can reinstall?

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2 hours ago, THibben said:

I did have Prepar3Dv4 running on it a short time ago but ran into some problems and removed it.  I just can't remember how to reinstall.

 

Hello Tom,

Is it possible you actually still have Prepar3D Installed ?  If this is the version you want to Install again you could just click Repair  and this action will Reinstall Prepar3D for you

Additionally to Anthony's  links we have the 3 Pinned Topics here on Avsim on how to Install, Update and Reinstall Prepar3D all with Images Included,  at the link below 

https://www.avsim.com/forums/forum/657-prepar3d-tips-tricks-and-how-tos/

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Didnt see the 83,  it's 0600 on my way to work.  

Of course poppet you can install on a malware ridden pc with numerous versions of fsx, p3d,  steam etc etc and you being the voice of LM you have to say that line, but you know and I know and anyone who's pc savvy knows,   it's always better on a clean fresh pc with an OS with all the updates installed and the hdd defraged if it's not a Ssd.

Tom if youre willing to wipe your pc and install from fresh I'll personally teamviewer onto your pc and install it so it smooth as silk

 

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30 minutes ago, tooting said:

I love topics like this someone not knowing what they are doing and screwing up their installation because they will not do a clean fresh windows installation and installation of v4 out of shear laziness.  Quick question how old are you Tom? 

 

In as far back as I can remember (many years, many programs)... I have never had to do a clean windows install to get any software to work correctly.  Perhaps you should reconsider your belief that you know more than others?  In the end, there's no reason for you to be so rude, ever.

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29 minutes ago, tooting said:

Didnt see the 83,  it's 0600 on my way to work.  

Of course poppet you can install on a malware ridden pc with numerous versions of fsx, p3d,  steam etc etc and you being the voice of LM you have to say that line, but you know and I know and anyone who's pc savvy knows,   it's always better on a clean fresh pc with an OS with all the updates installed and the hdd defraged if it's not a Ssd.

Tom if youre willing to wipe your pc and install from fresh I'll personally teamviewer onto your pc and install it so it smooth as silk

 

LOL... uh... no.

 

There is no evidence of any malware.  FSX and Prepar3D can reside on the same system.  I have FS9, FSX, ESPv1 P3Dv1, P3Dv2, P3Dv3 and P3Dv4 on my system... zero issues.  In short... you are posting misinformation.

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2 hours ago, bills511 said:

 

Is it possible that P3D will still be listed in the Control Panel uninstall if he just deleted the folder? And if so can it still uninstall any remaining files and folders so he can reinstall?

 

Hello Bill

Yes if you just Delete all the Prepar3D directories\folders you will still have Prepar3D Active and Installed and the entries will still be present in your control Panel,  If this is the case a User can simply right click on each of the 4 (or 3 depending on how it was Installed)  Prepar3D components in the control panel and click Uninstall to each of them

Its also possible that Tom has no entries for Prepar3D in his Control Panel But due to a registry editor slip up Tom may still have Prepar3D Active and Installed,  In this case a User would need to navigate to there Prepar3D download folder and Uninstall by right clicking on the Setup_Prepar3D.exe and click Uninstall.

 


 

7 hours ago, THibben said:

Tom

 

Tom before taking any other action maybe go through the steps below first to Uninstall\Deactivate Prepar3D to see if this resolves your situation.  Note: If you dont have any Prepar3D entries in your control panel just navigate to your Prepar3D download folder and Uninstall by right clicking on the Setup_Prepar3D.exe and click Uninstall

 

When you have Uninstalled Prepar3D have a look through the link below for some hints and tips to Reinstall again 

Let us know how you get on 

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8 hours ago, WarpD said:

In as far back as I can remember (many years, many programs)... I have never had to do a clean windows install to get any software to work correctly.  Perhaps you should reconsider your belief that you know more than others?  In the end, there's no reason for you to be so rude, ever.

you dont get it do you.  If you've got a pc with numerous copies of p3d and fsx all with conflicting registry entries of software you are going to have issues.  Its simple common sense.

By doing a repair or a restore, you are putting a bandaid over a big wound, you are not solving the issues.

I still stand by the claim that if i "teamviewered" onto the majority of peoples pcs with "issues" I would find a pc with files all over the place on multiple hard disks and or ssd's with multiple copies of different simulators with outdated drivers and / or wrong drivers  with numerous user accounts etc etc etc.

In fact since 2001 ive been asked to "fix" probably 15 or so peoples pcs because they had issues.  All of them, every single one was like the above paragraph.  Im not beiing rude.  Its common sense and based on upon the law of probability or per capita or however you want to spin it. 

Install lots of junk, get lots of problems,  simple as that.  Theres no point in sugar coating it.

Of all the previous flightsims ive had,  fs98,2000,2004,fsx,p3d v3 and v4.  V4 is oustanding and stable , so long as you have a nice clean installation , and without going crazy on the sliders.  I really dont understand why people are having so many problems

 

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Doing a full Windows re-install, while certainly a clean way to go, should be absolutely the last resort option.  The assumption then is that the PC is, as you say Pete, is ridden with malware, misinstalled software and all kinds of other junk.  

I agree with Ed - in most cases this is absolute overkill and will take hours and hours of work to reinstall and reconfigure everything.

Ilya

 

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8 hours ago, Poppet said:

 

Hello Bill

Yes if you just Delete all the Prepar3D directories\folders you will still have Prepar3D Active and Installed and the entries will still be present in your control Panel,  If this is the case a User can simply right click on each of the 4 (or 3 depending on how it was Installed)  Prepar3D components in the control panel and click Uninstall to each of them

Its also possible that Tom has no entries for Prepar3D in his Control Panel But due to a registry editor slip up Tom may still have Prepar3D Active and Installed,  In this case a User would need to navigate to there Prepar3D download folder and Uninstall by right clicking on the Setup_Prepar3D.exe and click Uninstall.

 


 

 

Tom before taking any other action maybe go through the steps below first to Uninstall\Deactivate Prepar3D to see if this resolves your situation.  Note: If you dont have any Prepar3D entries in your control panel just navigate to your Prepar3D download folder and Uninstall by right clicking on the Setup_Prepar3D.exe and click Uninstall

 

When you have Uninstalled Prepar3D have a look through the link below for some hints and tips to Reinstall again 

Let us know how you get on 

Elaine,

Thank you and all of the rest who have tried to help me.  I think I will just give it a rest for a while.....and see if my brain will get back to working...grin.

Tom

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9 hours ago, tooting said:

Didnt see the 83,  it's 0600 on my way to work.  

Of course poppet you can install on a malware ridden pc with numerous versions of fsx, p3d,  steam etc etc and you being the voice of LM you have to say that line, but you know and I know and anyone who's pc savvy knows,   it's always better on a clean fresh pc with an OS with all the updates installed and the hdd defraged if it's not a Ssd.

Tom if youre willing to wipe your pc and install from fresh I'll personally teamviewer onto your pc and install it so it smooth as silk

 

Tom, I'm nowhere near your age but I have the same memory problems these days, don't know about you but the mere mention of doing a re-install of Windows sends me scurrying under the nearest table!!, 

The kind offer of "team viewer" assist is something I would really appreciate if I were having issues, I'm not too proud to admit I would NEVER attempt that alone.

Thanks everyone for offering assistance to us seniors. 

Good luck Buddy  

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1 hour ago, ieydis said:

Doing a full Windows re-install, while certainly a clean way to go, should be absolutely the last resort option.  The assumption then is that the PC is, as you say Pete, is ridden with malware, misinstalled software and all kinds of other junk.  

I agree with Ed - in most cases this is absolute overkill and will take hours and hours of work to reinstall and reconfigure everything.

Ilya

 

Ill agree to an extent.  But For a new version ie v4.  New windows installation.  Simple.  

Takes 2 hours tops.  

You go to the microsofft website download the iso installation program to install it to a dvd or a usb stick.  This will give you the recent updates.  say an hour to dowload and create the cd or usb stick

Installing windows take 40 mins tops from a dvd or usb stick. 

Then installing v4 .. 30 mins tops.

So simple yet people cant be bothered and wonder why they have issues.  

 

 

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Mr. King, if you cannot say something nice, do not say anything at all.

Where are downvotes when you need them?

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