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MS FSX WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If you have a running FSX,do not under any circumstance make any hard-ware changes to your system for now! You most likely will not be able to re-install FSX if it crashes. Microsoft has a wee bit of a problem with a large number of DVD's. So we wait for a "PATCH" to come down to us lowly peasants from the MS Gods.I can only hope that the moderator doesn't bury this,it needs to get out.:-roller

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The above post is nothing more than scare-mongering. Since installing FSX, I have changed both my graphics card and My CPU and have not had to re-install or re-activate any program yet. Including FSX.

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My faith in a post drops with every exclamation point contained in the subject line

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??I upgraded from a Celeron D 346 to a P4 650 and didnt have to reinstall.

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Right, there's really no need to freak out! :-bluegrab There are enough people who changed their hardware and only few of em had problems. Btw. there is a """""PATCH"""""", but it's not from MS! ;)

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>The above post is nothing more than scare-mongering. Since>installing FSX, I have changed both my graphics card and My>CPU and have not had to re-install or re-activate any program>yet. Including FSX. The original poster is right for more people then you probably think, maybe without the extra exclamation marks :)You will find these reinstallation problems under 1722 errors etc. Early on I have posted on this same forum about this error and according to several posts, MS is working on a patch.It is great to hear that some of you are not having reinstallation problems after making hardware changes. I for one had a barrage of problems with FSX loosing the registration information when I upgraded my motherboard and CPU, and once again when I tried to overclock my CPU which I had to reinstall Windows XP and FSX due to the famous 1722 error.Just recently my computer had a problem with a driver, and FSX again lose the registration info, happily this time around I had no problem keying in my original product key online and all is running fine for now. Maybe MS has loosened up a little the online registration process?So don

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I changed my underwear three days ago and had to reinstall.....

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hmmm... what exactly did you have to reinstall after you changed your underwear?:-lol

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>hmmm... what exactly did you have to reinstall after you>changed your underwear?>>:-lollol

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Maybe, but I had to reactivate after making a BIOS setting change to do with CPU overclocking so just because we don't have problems most of the time does not mean there is no problem.

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>Maybe, but I had to reactivate after making a BIOS setting>change to do with CPU overclocking so just because we don't>have problems most of the time does not mean there is no>problem. Exactly the point I have been trying to make on this forum, it just seems that the pendulum swings to the extremes! Either you have the

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Speedbrake,If you have nothing to share with your fellow simmers who break their heads finding solutions to make FSX enjoyable to all of us then SHUUUTTTT UUUUPPPPPPPPPP.Isagani

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I have made a multitude of tweaks to my bios to include overclocking the memory and CPU as well as flashing it to upgrade the bios. I have had zero issues with activiation, even after jacking up my textures (trying to tweak more than I needed to) and reinstalling.

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I have done RAM upgrades on my first install after activation (which I had to ditch due to a bad hard drive), and then a further RAM upgrade on my new install (again after activation). So RAM doesn't seem to be an issue. Since I installed on a different hard-drive if it's the same as XP/2003 activation that probably used my 2 activations (should have imaged it LOL).Again - if it's like XP/2003, overclocking is seen like a processor or graphics card change in my experience, though never been an issue when you call in, in my experience at least.I've done HD and RAM updates on my 2003 servers (which aren't volume licensed before someone chirps in saying that doesn't require activation LOL) and never been a problem.My hope is, this is just indeed a bad reaction to the whole concept of activation (I'm a software engineer and tend to agree it's over the top) - and with luck FSX requirements are not as strict as with the OS's. Even if not, just call MS and explain what you changed (just tell them you needed an upgrade to fix the performance issues, which would be true in most cases) and all will usually be well.I do think adding that many exclamation points to a subject line would probably require reactivation of your FSX though ;)

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Excessive use of exclamation marks to be fair. Totally over the top really.

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I think the original post refers to the Error message 1722 problem that some of us have been getting. It only affects the deluxe version apparently and a fix is due to be released by MS today or tomorrow.

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The only reason I posted so many explanation point's was to get your attention. I wanted to help stop any more 1722 error's that didn't need to happen. Just so you know there are thousands of us that lost the FSX within day's of "Activation"to the error 1722.

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Read what MS is saying about product activation:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/927007Quote:This issue (Unable to Activate) may occur if the following conditions are true:-You have upgraded your existing computer with new hardware such as RAM,video card, or other hardware.-You purchased a new computer and are installing the game by using the same product key.In my own words: New hardware -> New FSX? Sure this can't be true!I wonder, how the other guys are doing: http://www.x-plane.com/Having a great time with Century Of Flight,Gaudi

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Not yet. I am waiting for Microsoft to tell me how to uninstall the program after I found out one of the missing installation programs happened to be the FSX Un-installer! So I have files all over my system that I don't seem to be able to delete. Hence no re-installation. Ken

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Luckily the fix seemed to fix most of the Deluxe FSX. My problem seems to be down a different path! Ken

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