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I've installed and uninstalled FSX before without too many problems but now I'm stuck.After a problem with the external hard disk I removed FSX. Now every time I try to re-install all I get is the following message:Error 1324. The path Microsoft Games contains an invalid character.I had FSX installed on our external hard drive K:When I switched the computer on a couple of days ago the external hard drive was now L:FSX wouldn't uninstall from the CD, so I manually deleted everything including registry entries, entries in documents, settings and User folders, etc.I've also error checked and defragged both hard drives several times.When I go to add or remove programs, FSX is still there (as well as SDK) and it won't allow me to uninstall (obviously since it doesn't really exist) when I try to uninstall it also comes up with Error 1324. The path Microsoft Games contains an invalid character.Don't know if it makes a difference but I am using Vista Home Premium 32 bit edition.Any ideas on what can I do?

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I would run a registry cleaner (Vista compatible). If FSX is still shown in the add/remove programs section, then registry items are still there. Do a registry search for "Microsoft Flight Simulator X" or simply "simulator" and you should come up with all the applicable registry items.Jim

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I've run Registry Mechanic and AShampoo Registy Cleaner both of which cleaned stuff out of the registry. But FSX still shows up in the list of programs to uninstall.

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I had a similar problem with Vista 32 business. I couln't uninstall FSX at all - the uninstaller said it had gone but all the files were present and the program still showed as installed. I decided to use the 'bull in a china shop' approach - deleted all the files from the drive and ran the repair option - seeing as how it wouldn't allow me to install. The installer put EVERYTHING back and FSX runs OK now. Strange behaviour to say the least.

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All the files have been deleted but the program still shows up in the list of programs to uninstall/change.This is driving me crazy!

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