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FSX running really good how to secure?

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Hi, 

my FSX ist running really good right now. I have installed at same partition as Windows 10. Unfortunately I need to fomat and reinstall windows. Would it be sufficent just to backup fsx.cfg and nvideaInspector file? I don't want to tweak again 20 hours.

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So you would reuse those 2 files when you reinstall the Sim after the reformat?  Should be no problem.


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Would that be enough to gurantuee that it will run as good as right now? Or do I have to consider other files and options either?

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1 hour ago, 737_800 said:

Would that be enough to gurantuee that it will run as good as right now? Or do I have to consider other files and options either?

Probably not.  Any software that uses registry entries for DRM keys or even just simple software settings will lose that data and need reinstallation or reconfiguring after a fresh OS reinstallation.  Some software (for example the PMDG aircraft) uses activation that is a combination of registry key settings and data kept on their servers...if it's not deactivated before you reinstall Windows, you'll have to open a support ticket to get your license authorization reset.

My personal philosophy is that a complete rebuild is needed if I reinstall the OS...there are lots of variables and variations on this theme.  Unless you have a really simple setup, then you're likely to have major issues trying to transplant a working installation to a newly-installed OS.  Been there, tried it a few times...in the end, it just isn't worth the butt pain trying to sort out what got borked and what didn't.

There are some things you can/should do to make a rebuild as painless as possible, like keeping a clone of the working installation (including the FSX files in the roaming folder) so that config files and modifications can be copied across.

 


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