davowehbe

FS9 Windows 10

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Hello everyone,

I need your help/advice, please 🙂

I am using FS9 on a laptop with Windows XP for more than 10 years already.

I decided to buy a new one. I bought the following one:

ASUS VivoBook 15 F542UF-DM276T
i5 8250 4-core
HDD 1TB
Graphics: Nvidia MX130
RAM: 8GB

Windows 10 Home

I have a copy of the whole FS9 folder (with all its files: sceneries, etc...) on an external hard drive.

It is a copy of the folder of FS9 exactly as they were installed in my old laptop (running on Windows XP)

C:\Games\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9

I have the following questions:

- If I will copy the whole folder to my new laptop (Windows 10 Home) as it is, will it run properly?

- If not, what should I do in order to run it properly?

I would like to avoid a situation where I will have to install from the scratch FS9 and install all my sceneries, updates, aircrafts, etc....It took me more than 10 years updating all my favorite aircrafts and sceneries, etc...and I don't want to start from the scratch everything 😞

I would highly appreciate all your help and advices

Please reply if possible priv to my email adress: davo@wp.pl

David

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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You need to install FS9 and Update etc. first then replace the newly created Flight Simulator 9 folder with your laptop folder.

Ian

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7 minutes ago, bowingic said:

You need to install FS9 and Update etc. first then replace the newly created Flight Simulator 9 folder with your laptop folder.

Ian

Thank you Ian for your prompt reply 🙂

Please correct me if I am wrong...

- I need to install the original FS9 first and then replace the whole folder, right?? and then it will work properly, without the need to install all the sceneries, aircrafts, etc...??

- What do you mean by "install FS9 and update"? Do you mean update of FS9?

- From where I could install FS9 easily (as I don't have the installation CD for it) ?

Highly appreciating your help :)

David

 

 

 

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I assumed you had original installation CD's so I don't think you can do it without them.

If you did have them, then yes, once installed you can just replace the whole FS9 folder and you wouldn't have to install all your sceneries, aircraft etc.

You probably wouldn't need to install the FS9 update on the initial install but I suggested this just to be sure.

Your best option would be to buy a set of CD''s on Ebay or somewhere, do the fresh install on your Win10 pc and then replace the whole FS9 folder. I haven't used Win10 so I'm not sure if there are any issues running FS9 with it. If you google around you should be able to determine that.

Cheers

Ian

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As per my reply to you on Flightsim...

Just Copy & Paste as below!

David, yes you can just copy & paste! with a few provisions...
Firstly you ARE probably are running a 64bit version of Windows 10 Home, as the laptop has 8GB RAM.
Any competent vendor will not supply a 32bit operating system with that amount of RAM.

Like you, I have a copy of my FS2004 on a portable hard drive, & have installed that copy on about 20-30 PC's at my Virtual Club, as well as 6 different versions of FS2004 on my own laptop (similar to yours).

Step 1. Download & run Teracopy from https://www.codesector.com/teracopy
This is the fastest file copy utilty around.

Step 2. Copy & paste your complete Flight Simulator 9 folder from your portable drive into C:\

Step 3. Open up the C:\Flight Simulator 9 folder, right-click the FS9.exe & 'Send to Desktop'.

Step 4. Double-click the FS9 on the desktop to run the sim.

Step 5. It might/probably will not work.

Step 6. Right-click the desktop icon, select the Compatibility tab, Click Compatibility Mode & select Windows XP (Service Pack2) from the pull down menu, & tick 'Run this program as an administrator' Then Apply & OK.

Step 7. Run the program again.... It will/should work!

Step 8. Go to https://www.flight1.com/view.asp?page=library & download the Registry Repair Tool, & run it. This tells the Registry where FS2004 has been installed.

Step 9. If the Scenery.cfg had not been copied over from the drive, you might have to add your scenery from the Scenery library.

10. You probably have to reinstall all payware add-ons.

Phew, 10 steps, but it's easier to do than to explain.

I've found re-installing the sim from it's disks is actually a pain, & the above way works.

You can have multiple installs just by renaming the sim folder & the exe file, after copying BUT before running.

Hope this helps 🙂

Regards,
Robin

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18 hours ago, Wobbie said:

As per my reply to you on Flightsim...

Just Copy & Paste as below!

David, yes you can just copy & paste! with a few provisions...
Firstly you ARE probably are running a 64bit version of Windows 10 Home, as the laptop has 8GB RAM.
Any competent vendor will not supply a 32bit operating system with that amount of RAM.

Like you, I have a copy of my FS2004 on a portable hard drive, & have installed that copy on about 20-30 PC's at my Virtual Club, as well as 6 different versions of FS2004 on my own laptop (similar to yours).

Step 1. Download & run Teracopy from https://www.codesector.com/teracopy
This is the fastest file copy utilty around.

Step 2. Copy & paste your complete Flight Simulator 9 folder from your portable drive into C:\

Step 3. Open up the C:\Flight Simulator 9 folder, right-click the FS9.exe & 'Send to Desktop'.

Step 4. Double-click the FS9 on the desktop to run the sim.

Step 5. It might/probably will not work.

Step 6. Right-click the desktop icon, select the Compatibility tab, Click Compatibility Mode & select Windows XP (Service Pack2) from the pull down menu, & tick 'Run this program as an administrator' Then Apply & OK.

Step 7. Run the program again.... It will/should work!

Step 8. Go to https://www.flight1.com/view.asp?page=library & download the Registry Repair Tool, & run it. This tells the Registry where FS2004 has been installed.

Step 9. If the Scenery.cfg had not been copied over from the drive, you might have to add your scenery from the Scenery library.

10. You probably have to reinstall all payware add-ons.

Phew, 10 steps, but it's easier to do than to explain.

I've found re-installing the sim from it's disks is actually a pain, & the above way works.

You can have multiple installs just by renaming the sim folder & the exe file, after copying BUT before running.

Hope this helps 🙂

Regards,
Robin

Thank you Robin a lot.

Highly appreciated :). I will try that in the next few days once I will have some free time.

Best regards,

David

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On 11/15/2018 at 12:59 AM, bowingic said:

I assumed you had original installation CD's so I don't think you can do it without them.

If you did have them, then yes, once installed you can just replace the whole FS9 folder and you wouldn't have to install all your sceneries, aircraft etc.

You probably wouldn't need to install the FS9 update on the initial install but I suggested this just to be sure.

Your best option would be to buy a set of CD''s on Ebay or somewhere, do the fresh install on your Win10 pc and then replace the whole FS9 folder. I haven't used Win10 so I'm not sure if there are any issues running FS9 with it. If you google around you should be able to determine that.

Cheers

Ian

Thank you Ian for your answer 🙂

I really appreciate it.

Best regards

David

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Don’t forget to download and use the no cd patch for FS2004. It won’t work without it in Windows 10. We can say that now right? 

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Drat! forgot the No-CD patch, but then I tend to take it for granted in all my installs.

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