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Can One Run SP1 and a SP2 Version on Same Computer?

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Hi all,I've got a small dilemma. I've updated to SP2 in order to continue working on the design of a new version of the L-188 electra for FSX. I need to remain in SP2 to work with the team.I have another good friend whose laptop computer has an on-board graphics card that won't recognize the shaders in SP2--so I can no longer fly multi-player with him.Is there a way (if I purchase another copy of FSX) to have both versions of FSX on the same computer--and use the SP1 version when I'm flying online with my friend?I know it's an odd question, but he can't get a new computer or vid card, so I'm looking for other options, other than reverting back to SP1 myself.Thanks

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You can do this, but you must change these folders each time you switch between the versions:- C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftFSX- C:Documents and SettingsMSFSLocal SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftFSX- C:Documents and SettingsMSFSApplication DataMicrosoftFSXIt works for me, but don't keep me responsible for possible problems. Just post here if you find out anything else relevant to this.

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Thanks so much!So, with your recommendation, I could install my second copy of FSX on a different drive--how and when/where do I specify the docs and settings folders that you've modeled for me?That is, how do I "switch" between the versions?Sorry, this is a new concept for me.Yours

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Bill, it is hardly a recommendation. If it doesn't help you as it is, I would not recommend you to mess with it. It will mess your system up for sure. I hope someone more experienced than I will pick up from here. Otherwise look again at what I gave you and think a little over what's there.PS: I would add that I have the both versions installed in one place, I just rename the folder names, for example: Microsoft Games to Microsoft Games SP1 then Microsoft Games SP2 to Microsoft Games.

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