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    Help me with this. I wanted to install FSX in my hard disk but instead of install it in the default folder which is folder C:\program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X...., i would like to install it in newly created folder in D:/ . My question is it ok to do that? Would there be any issues or complication arise during my first installation of FSX, during installation of any kind of Add-on related to FSX or patch since the folder is somewhere in the folder of D:/ ? Please give me advice on this before i proceed the installation. For your information my PC specs is Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1, Intel i7-2600 3.40GHz, DX10, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeFORCE GTX 550 Ti...

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    There are many posts and many opinions on this but the bottom line is, FSX works just fine in its default location, if you install to a different location, then every addon you install will have to be manually pointed to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PPSFA View Post
    There are many posts and many opinions on this but the bottom line is, FSX works just fine in its default location, if you install to a different location, then every addon you install will have to be manually pointed to it.
    The problem is, it's a "system" folder. You have to turn off UAC or provide Administrator Permission to incorporate changes. It's kinda "six of one, half a dozen of the other"!
    Your D:\ location will be fine, and can give a minor performance boost if FSX, and only FSX, is installed on that drive. Keep it on a regular defrag(no SSD) schedule and fly...Don
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    Quote Originally Posted by azmida127 View Post
    Hi..

    Help me with this. I wanted to install FSX in my hard disk but instead of install it in the default folder which is folder C:\program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X...., i would like to install it in newly created folder in D:/ . My question is it ok to do that? Would there be any issues or complication arise during my first installation of FSX, during installation of any kind of Add-on related to FSX or patch since the folder is somewhere in the folder of D:/ ? Please give me advice on this before i proceed the installation. For your information my PC specs is Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1, Intel i7-2600 3.40GHz, DX10, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeFORCE GTX 550 Ti...

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    Absolutely no problem installing FSX outside of the default loaction.
    As a matter of fact, it is generally recommended that you NOT to unstall it in the default location as Windows "protects" anything within these folders and has been shown to cause numerous problems with the install and configuration of addons.
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    I've installed FSX on an SSD (K:/FSX) and have no problems and also found that almost all addons will find it because it palaces its location in the Registry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noell View Post
    Absolutely no problem installing FSX outside of the default loaction.
    As a matter of fact, it is generally recommended that you NOT to install it in the default location as Windows "protects" anything within these folders and has been shown to cause numerous problems with the install and configuration of addons.
    That's right, and don't forget to (temporarely) disable the UAC security function (User Account Control) when you install FSX things in Windows 7 : this can save you a lot of trouble !
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    No need to disable anything if FS is installed OUTSIDE of the Program Files path.

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