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Will SP1 require a clean install?

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Will changes made to FSX configuration and Add On products affect SP1? I also wondor what the Beta testers are using? My hunch is that they are working off a clean unchanged version of FSX and not one that has been tweaked.

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When I asked, Phil stated it would be best to work from a clean install. I have only made changes to the tree files (treesX) and the config file, but will be installing the SP1 after performing a clean install of the game. To me, its best to be safe and start over no matter what. Danon - -

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Does that mean there will be re-activation issues?

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>Will changes made to FSX configuration and Add On products>affect SP1? I also wondor what the Beta testers are using? My>hunch is that they are working off a clean unchanged version>of FSX and not one that has been tweaked.This has already been covered. Short answer: If you have not applied tweaks that involved renaming, removing, or editing (non-cfg) files you are probably OK.Do an Advanced Search on "SP1 clean install" and you should quickly find the carcass.-Doug

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>>Does that mean there will be re-activation issues?>>Probably.>I reinstalled now 4 times on the same PC. No activation problems over here.

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I don't think too many people will have problems with reinstalls.We are obviously not as far down the addon road yet as FS9 was - loaded with masses of addons. All I am running is the same few tweaks all of you are running, and the Xclass addons plus Stansted Extreme. No big deal to reinstall really.

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>I don't think too many people will have problems with>reinstalls.>>We are obviously not as far down the addon road yet as FS9 was>- loaded with masses of addons. >>All I am running is the same few tweaks all of you are>running, and the Xclass addons plus Stansted Extreme. No big>deal to reinstall really.>Well I, on the other hand, have dozens of added aircraft,dozens of modified AFCAD2 files and additional scenry areas.All my "aircraft.cfg" files are re-named "sim.cfg", sincethat is the file that FSX searches for first.I can see a day or two of effort, copying out my mods andaddons, going through the re-install process and possiblyfighting the "1722" error as I've had that in the past,then figuting out how to "re-tweak" the whole mess again..."I don't think too many people will have problems with reinstalls."is not the case that I anticipate.... Paul

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>I can see a day or two of effort, copying out my mods and>addons, going through the re-install process and possibly>fighting the "1722" error as I've had that in the past,>then figuting out how to "re-tweak" the whole mess again...>>"I don't think too many people will have problems with>reinstalls.">is not the case that I anticipate....Why am I reminded of "mountains out of molehills" reading these type threads?The only files that will be updated by SP1 are the original, default FSX files.Add on aircraft, stuff installed in the Addon Scenery folder, and other such "customizations" will not be affected.

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>>Will changes made to FSX configuration and Add On products>>affect SP1? I also wondor what the Beta testers are using?>My>>hunch is that they are working off a clean unchanged version>>of FSX and not one that has been tweaked.>>This has already been covered. Short answer: If you have not>applied tweaks that involved renaming, removing, or editing>(non-cfg) files you are probably OK.>>Do an Advanced Search on "SP1 clean install" and you should>quickly find the carcass.>>-Doug>Doug, Nothing in "sp1 clean install" Do I read this right that after all the waiting SP1 will not fix the activation problem ? Tony

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>>>Will changes made to FSX configuration and Add On products>>>affect SP1? I also wondor what the Beta testers are using?>>My>>>hunch is that they are working off a clean unchanged>version>>>of FSX and not one that has been tweaked.>>>>This has already been covered. Short answer: If you have not>>applied tweaks that involved renaming, removing, or editing>>(non-cfg) files you are probably OK.>>>>Do an Advanced Search on "SP1 clean install" and you should>>quickly find the carcass.>>>>-Doug>>>Doug,>> Nothing in "sp1 clean install" Do I read this right that>after all the waiting SP1 will not fix the activation problem>? >>>TonyDid you do an ADVANCED Search?The activation stuff is something I have little awareness of, so I really cannot comment.-Doug

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>>The only files that will be updated by SP1 are the original,>default FSX files.>>Add on aircraft, stuff installed in the Addon Scenery folder,>and other such "customizations" will not be affected.>...and that is exactly why I am leaning against re-installing for SP1. I already had my /texture and a few other dir's backed up, so what other problems could there be with my install?No need to go thru the hassle of a reinstall here...RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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-SNIP>>Why am I reminded of "mountains out of molehills" reading>these type threads?-SNIP->Well, IMO, FSX IS a mountain, full of molehills.... Paul

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