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Hi all,

 

I have finally taken the plunge and decided to purchase FSX-SE, and just

wanted to confirm that it is possible to install it on a separate hard drive.

 

I have W7 64bit OS installed on a 250gb SSD and have two 500gb SSDs

for simulator installs, one is for my various FS9 installs, (I have 4:D golden

wings, silver wings etc) and the other has addon scenery etc. My intention

is to install FSX-SE to this FS9 drive, will this work?

 

I suspect the answer to this is fairly obvious:o, but I just wanted to check,

before I go ahead and waste time tyring to do something that cant be done.

 

cheers

 

richard

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short answer: install anywhere away from "program Files"

 

The Steam application/environment will default to program files on C:\ but you can (and should) change the install location AWAY from those program folders. You may install to the 500G drives without any penalty or problems. If space becomes a problem you can also MOVE the Steam installation to another location (just did it a couple of months ago) if you need to.

 

If I understood correctly, you could also place Steam games in aditional/other locations. If this is correct, you could then install Steam and FSX in different locations - FSX would be simpler to manage if it wasn't buried several layers deep inside the Steam installation. Perhaps someone has installed in this manner and could give some clarification.

 

Loyd

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FSX would be simpler to manage if it wasn't buried several layers deep inside the Steam installation. Perhaps someone has installed in this manner and could give some clarification.

 

Sadly, wherever you put it it always seems to end up in the same \steamapps\common\FSX\ tree structure. I tried to install into C:\FSX and it went into C:\FSX\steamapps\common\FSX\.

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