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I currently have FSX installed on my E hard drive (FSX offers this option out of the box). However, when I run the SP1 installer it wants to install on my C drive, and offers no option that I can find for instalation that are on other drives. Am I missing something here? I also found it rather odd that the SP did not come with a read me, or any instructions. Did anyone else notice this?Thanks for the input,Andrew

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By the way, what is the version number of FSX after the update is installed?

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>I currently have FSX installed on my E hard drive (FSX offers>this option out of the box). However, when I run the SP1>installer it wants to install on my C drive, and offers no>option that I can find for instalation that are on other>drives. Am I missing something here? When you doubleclick on the fsx_sp1_ENU.exe file, it will first "unpack" itself to somewhere on your C: drive in a temp folder.After doing so, it should then detect where you have FSX installed, and/or allow you to "Browse" to the correct folder if needed.

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Are you sure it wants to _install_ to C drive, or unpack itself there? You must have 1.5Gb available on your boot drive for unpacking or SP1 won't run (actually it starts, and creates some files fsx_dlx_enu_sp1.msp fsx_std_enu_sp1.msp, res.dll and setup.exe and then starts setup, which is the one that wants 1.5Gb free). I have no idea why MS would do this. I tried moving my %temp% to another drive, but that didn't work.scott s..

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>>I currently have FSX installed on my E hard drive (FSX>offers>>this option out of the box). However, when I run the SP1>>installer it wants to install on my C drive, and offers no>>option that I can find for instalation that are on other>>drives. Am I missing something here? >>When you doubleclick on the fsx_sp1_ENU.exe file, it will>first "unpack" itself to somewhere on your C: drive in a temp>folder.>>After doing so, it should then detect where you have FSX>installed, and/or allow you to "Browse" to the correct folder>if needed.>Well, it definitely unpacks on the C drive, but I never got any option to browse. After double clicking the .exe file it there was no opportunity for input until it finished. There was no pause after it unpacked. Afterwards, I found a new FSX file tree on my C drive where there was none before, though obviously the FSX program was missing since it resides on my E drive. DOn't know what to make of it.

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Moreover, I get a message that SP1 was succesfully installed, and yet I do not believe that it was. As I said, there is now a brand new file tree under Program Files on my C drive where there was one before, and where FSX was not installed. Please help.

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what is the version number when you run FSX?what is the name of, and what are the contents of, the new file tree?

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>what is the version number when you run FSX?>>what is the name of, and what are the contents of, the new>file tree?Thanks for trying to help. After trying to run the installer for a 3rd time, this time it seems to have taken. FSX shows SP1 in the version number and the file tree on C has mysteriously disappeared. I don't understand it, but it works now, so I guess I will not complain. As someone once said, "to err is human - to really screw up requires a computer."Thanks for your time,Andrew

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