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Guys and gals. I am a teacher with very limited "playtime"(flight time) during the school year. Now that I have a few months to do some serious flying again I have some question about installing FSX. Several months ago I installed a new HDD and placed the old HDD in an external enclosure. The old HDD has my complete FS9 files on it. I did not copy or reinstall FS9 on the new drive. What are your suggestions for installing FSX:1. "Ghost" or backup the FS9 and place on the new drive and then install FSX.2. Install FS9 fresh, reinstall all of the add-ons and then install FSX.3. Install FSX and reinstall all of the add-ons (those compatable of course).Option 3 seems most logical but you all have the most experience with how FSX is functioning with or without FS9 installed. Many thanks for your advice in advance.Gary @ RIC

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2. Install FS9 fresh on the new hard drive, reinstall all of the add-ons into it, and then install FSX, SP1 and then any compatible addon into that one. Do lots of registry cleans, defrags and reboots as the installs progress.It's not a good idea to just copy applications on and off a hard drive; Windows registry tracks only where the app (and any addons) was/were originally installed to.There is no link between FS9 and FSX; however, some folks have reported that they've had "some problems" with FS9 since they've installed FSX. I have to say I had no issues with FS9, nor have had any further issues with FSX since installing SP1.Hope this helps;

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Hey I thought teachers worked in the summer too?! ;) That's what my mom tells me.... loloption 3

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