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I am still lookig for the "No Hassle" and probably "NO WAY" solution to going new computer and not hving to completely reinstall everything.I have FS by itself on separate D drive.Can I install this HD with FS in new computer and maybe run FS repair?I'd still have to install UTX,GEX etc to my c drive I know.I think I did this with FS9 when I went to new computer or at least the guys at the shop did it.I remember taking old unit in and picking up new one with everything working.Just curious.Thanks,Ron

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The best "no hassle" solution is to buy a new computer, and replace the hard drive that ships with it with the hard drive in your old computer.Voila! No installs.You can use the new drive for other space.Cheers

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>The best "no hassle" solution is to buy a new computer, and>replace the hard drive that ships with it with the hard drive>in your old computer.>>Voila! No installs.>>You can use the new drive for other space.>>CheersWhat about purchased addons that require registry entries not to mention FSX itself??Voila!!! Major problems. ;)

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OK,Thanks for the 2 responses.First is for what I want to try to do and the second is for why I don't think it will work.Ron

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I don't think there is any way but the painful way. Just went thru it a week ago and still finding a few aircraft that need to be re registered- a major #@$#$. Searching for all the patches, serial numbers, reactivations, etc. was very time consuming. I long for the days of the first windows when I was able to back the whole computer on to a cassette tape-then restore it in about an hour. Have things really improved?I still wish a 3rd party developer would come out with a "roboform" type of program that would store all the numbers, codes, patches and do it all transparently when one has to go thru this-either due to a new system or one of those perky activation errors that pop up from time to time!http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b5baf...b9f427f694g.jpgMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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Thanks Geofa.I really appreciate all your advice.I'am actually starting to get excited about doing a new install.It is winter here in Ill like Mich. Just for Your info.My daughters did very well in cello and violin and I still have the cello and violin on display.Lot of hard work learning thoses instruments.Ron

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How about I back up my add on scenery,effects.gauges.modules, simobjects,scenery,texture folders etc .Reinstall FSX,Sp1,Acceleration and then copy my backup folders into new FS overwritng files?Thanks,Ron

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What if install both my current HD's in the new unit with all programs intact?Ron

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I really think by the time you pick through and back everything up and copy here and copy there, you may as well reinstall the whole thing plus addons. I found this with FS9. It's far easier to take the hit and reinstall it all. The only sure fire way IMHO.merry xmas

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It probably (certainly?) won't boot due to differences in the chipset drivers. The only clean way to install a new OS is bite the bullett and install everything from scratch. All mileage is variable, but I think you'll save youself a lot of grief by not trying to shortcut the process - especially if you're moving from XP to Vista at the same time.Doug

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Thanks for the info.Just picking all of you expert's brains here.That is the info I need to make a decision that I knew I was going to make.Complete reinstall.Except my computer guy is in hiding because he told me the 8800 GT was no longer available and I sent him multible places it is.Ron

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My guy also messed up on that-and ordered the wrong card. I ended up ordering my own-with a week delay. The card is worth the wait though!Just fyi-I found with this card-set all the defaults to the highest in the nvidea control panel-better looks and much better performance!http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b5baf...b9f427f694g.jpgMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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Geofa,I just downloaded RS Registry fix from fs tweaks.It says it fixes the registry(I don't know what that means)when you move fsx to a different drive etc so reinstall isn't necessary.Do you know anything about this?It seems it might work for my new unit.I emailed him for more info.Thanks,Ron

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