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What do you guys think is the best way to uninstall P3D?  I also have numerous addons?  Should I try to use Win10 to uninstall addons then delete the remaining?  Then uninstall P3D via win10 menu?

Ugh a monumental task lol.


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Some addons need to be deactivated and/or uninstalled to preserve the license/activation for a later reinstallation, e.g. PMDG, FSDreamteam, FSPS, and P3D itself.  The add-ons should be deactivated/uninstalled first...some, like PMDG's planes and FSDT's sceneries, have to be deactivated in the sim, so if you delete P3D first, you can no longer get to the menu to deactivate the license.

As to the rest, it depends on whether you care if there are a lot of vestigial entries in your "Programs and Features" page.  If that doesn't matter, you can just delete the software, and ignore the hanging entries cluttering up Programs and Features.

If you're rebuilding, I always find it helpful to make a copy of the entire sim installation first, so that I can go back and recover the hundreds of mods, tweaks, and config choices I made along the way, if needed.

 

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Sorry to see you go, Ryan.

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1 hour ago, spilok said:

Sorry to see you go, Ryan.

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Oh I'll be in the new sim....  And I'll still peruse these subforums.  P3D has given me a LOT of enjoyable flights over the last 6+ years.  I don't regret my three purchases (v2-v4).  I've spent too much money on addons, LOL, but it was worth it.  I need the SSD space and I also want to continue using XP11.  Having flown almost all the flight sims in the last 20 years, it's time for me to move on to the next one!  Just this time I won't be in line at Best Buy for a hard copy haha!

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56 minutes ago, ryanbatcund said:

Oh I'll be in the new sim....  And I'll still peruse these subforums.  P3D has given me a LOT of enjoyable flights over the last 6+ years.  I don't regret my three purchases (v2-v4).  I've spent too much money on addons, LOL, but it was worth it.  I need the SSD space and I also want to continue using XP11.  Having flown almost all the flight sims in the last 20 years, it's time for me to move on to the next one!  Just this time I won't be in line at Best Buy for a hard copy haha!

I'll be on the new sim too, but I'm keeping other sims around also.  It's a lot to keep track of but it's my little hobby I guess.

Too add to what Bob S. mentioned, certain sceneries (and maybe aircraft, too) might offer discounts for prior ownership.  Like FlightBeam, for example, might be making a KDEN for MSFS, and maybe (wishful thinking?) they would offer a discount on the new one, if you own the old one from P3D. 

So keep tabs on your serial #'s or registration info before you uninstall everything.  Even if you have it on a digital download, you can't be absolutely positive that will always stay available to you (PMDG MD-11 cough cough) or be able to be installed without the sim present.  For that reason I keep that info in a text file.


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1 hour ago, ryanbatcund said:

Just this time I won't be in line at Best Buy for a hard copy haha!

For me it was 3yc9IAn.png for a hard copy of FS2004.

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1 hour ago, Mace said:

 

So keep tabs on your serial #'s or registration info before you uninstall everything.  Even if you have it on a digital download, you can't be absolutely positive that will always stay available to you (PMDG MD-11 cough cough) or be able to be installed without the sim present.  For that reason I keep that info in a text file.

Yep I do the same....one Word document to rule them all!


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Before I will install the new sim, I'll probably do a complete new Windows 10 installation - After four years this is a good idea anyway .... All will be in vanilla state, for ther new sim. I'll install P3Dv5(v1) again if I should miss it.

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17 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

Oh I'll be in the new sim....  And I'll still peruse these subforums.  P3D has given me a LOT of enjoyable flights over the last 6+ years.  I don't regret my three purchases (v2-v4).  I've spent too much money on addons, LOL, but it was worth it.  I need the SSD space and I also want to continue using XP11.  Having flown almost all the flight sims in the last 20 years, it's time for me to move on to the next one!  Just this time I won't be in line at Best Buy for a hard copy haha!

How can you move on completely before the complex airliners make it to the new sim? 🙂 That's a showstopper for me...

16 hours ago, Mace said:

I'll be on the new sim too, but I'm keeping other sims around also.  It's a lot to keep track of but it's my little hobby I guess.

Too add to what Bob S. mentioned, certain sceneries (and maybe aircraft, too) might offer discounts for prior ownership.  Like FlightBeam, for example, might be making a KDEN for MSFS, and maybe (wishful thinking?) they would offer a discount on the new one, if you own the old one from P3D. 

So keep tabs on your serial #'s or registration info before you uninstall everything.  Even if you have it on a digital download, you can't be absolutely positive that will always stay available to you (PMDG MD-11 cough cough) or be able to be installed without the sim present.  For that reason I keep that info in a text file.

Amazing how fast developers are moving stuff to the new sim, I assume it is not much different than P3D. Seems like moving content from P3D to XP and vice versa took longer!


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Just because I'm using xp11 also.  And mainly because I don't fly big jets.  Bizjets and smaller.  King airs TBMs etc


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4 hours ago, Shomron said:

Amazing how fast developers are moving stuff to the new sim, I assume it is not much different than P3D. Seems like moving content from P3D to XP and vice versa took longer!

From what I've been able to pick up from comments by folks who seem to have some insight into the development process, I think the change from P3D is quite significant in some areas, e.g., the use of Wasm, no dlls allowed, etc. I guess the final word on how significant and how steep the learning curve is awaits the release of the official SDK.

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