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If I replace my old machine with new one?

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I posted this in the hardware forum but will try here too.Sorry if this is inappropriate.:I keep wanting to finally upgrade to a new unit with all the good stuff.I hesitate because I dread having to reinstall all my FS stuff.If I do a complete backup copy to an external HD can I reinstall FS clean and then just copy my backup over the top and overwrite all the files etc I have changed?If so do I have to reinstall GEX,UTX etc or can I just copy these to the backup and copy them back to the new unit?I plan on having 2 internal HD's and my external for my backups.Keeping FS separate on 1 drive and all other programs on the main dr.Am I trying to make this too easy?Could the computer shop that will build the unit do this?Thanks for any advice.Ron any advice.

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I don't think anyone is going to tell you flat out that you can just backup your FSX folder and rewrite over a clean install of FSX on a new PC and expect it will fully work. Certain addons will require registry entries to perform correctly. If you just backup your FSX folder these entries will not be present and you will have problems.It is my opinion that the only sure fire and easy way to get FSX up and running correctly on your new PC is to install everything clean. This will we be simplest way to ensure you have a properly running FSX.

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Thanks for the advice.Guess I'll eventually have to bite the bullet and go for it.Ron

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Just a follow up.I understand the programs that were installed thru exe installations.But shouldn't I be able to just copy my add on scenery and add on AC that I insatlled directly to FSX?Also the FS Genesis mesh in the global scenery folder.Things I installed directly.Effects etc.?Thanks,Ron

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Yes you can just copy your scenery and aircraft, other than the payware scenery and models, that require registration to use. You need to be sure you restore the gauge folder as well!! I just went through this myself. For your payware addons, you still will need to do reinstalls

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Thanks,It's all that little stuff that drove me crazy when my HD crashed a few years ago.Ron

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Geofa,Are you running Vista?Itseems there are a lot of posts of big problems with Vista and FSX.Also would you post the specs of your new machine for reference?Thanks,Ron

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Ron what sargeski said is spot on. Of course, you COULD theoretically just copy everything over...but then you would have to merge all of the registry information into the new registry.And that would be a major pain. Very tedious, and you might miss a registry key that was needed.In the end the least aggravating way of doing it would be to reinstall and reactivate everything.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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Geofa,Did you see my post above? Geofa,Are you running Vista?Itseems there are a lot of posts of big problems with Vista and FSX.Also would you post the specs of your new machine for reference?Thanks,Ron

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I am running Vista Ultimate now on a Intel 2 Duo E6750@2.66ghz, 4 gigs ram, 8800gt card.No problems at all-just a few of the dx10 graphic glitches and a few fps drop with dx10-I went back to dx9 as other than a little nicer water (which still looks very unrealistic to me-either version) there wasn't much change.http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b5baf...b9f427f694g.jpgMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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>I am running Vista Ultimate now on a Intel 2 Duo>E6750@2.66ghz, 4 gigs ram, 8800gt card.>Now you can run with some autogen, can't you! ;)RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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What's the latest on your blurry issues after switching to the large LCD display?Hoping to see a resolution of this before shelling out the big bucks for a 24" LCD.John

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I have not seen one blurry. Before my gt8800 card came-I ran on my son's 7800gts-I also did not see one blurry here either-though saw some graphics glitches (I didn't bother to update the driver since it was temporary). No glitches with the 8000 in dx9-normal reported glitches when using dx10 (no menu freeze though).Intel core 2 duo E6750 2.66 hz, 4 gigs ram, vista 32.http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b5baf...b9f427f694g.jpgMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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I can run with full autogen now but I still choose not to for looks. However, I have made a compromise. I don't like the autogen buildings which destroy the reality for me and cover the beautiful gex photoreal textures-but I do like the trees.So I set the buildings to 0-trees to full. I find while on the ground-with scenery complexity full-I get the cities, airport structures etc. I take off with trees in the environment-once a couple hundred of feet up-the photo building textures blended with the autogen trees look great. Imho of course!It is great now having lots of car traffic and air traffic which I had to hold down on my last system-and no blurries!http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b5baf...b9f427f694g.jpgMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/181308.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/181309.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/181310.jpg

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Question 1: According to that last picture, you are frame locking at 40? with full autogen?Q2: Does a frame lock of say, 37 cause blurries for you? Is the "multiples of 5" thing still in effect?RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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I haven't seen any blurries at all with these settings. I have found locking at 20 or 40 give me good results (with the fps creeping a little higher at 40). I did see a few blurries when I tried unlimited (but they unblurred almost instantly). I'll try some odd numbers later a report back.http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b5baf...b9f427f694g.jpgMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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If you're able to run all of that autogen with a framelock of 40, then I have a lot to look forward to when I upgrade...And that's what it's all about, in going full circle with the original posters post.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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I am the original poster and I have forwarded all the information to my computer shop guy.I'll probably have a heart attack when I get his quotes.Thanks for all the info and help.Ron

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