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Thread: FSX - How to download new, from older hard copy?

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    Default FSX - How to download new, from older hard copy?

    Hello.

    I have an original version of FSX Gold, on DVD. The machine that was once running this is long gone. I'd like to have FSX on a new machine, however this device does not have an optical drive.

    Is there a way to register/download FSX, if you have previously purchased a hard-copy? I have all the original packaging, Keys, discs, etc.

    Thanks for any help or guidance!


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    The only download of FSX is the newer version FSX-SE available from Dovetail games. If you still want to use your discs, you would need to purchase a USB plugable drive.
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    Hi,
    If you have access to a computer with an optical drive and have a 16GB or greater thumb drive it will be simple.
    Begin by copying the contents of both Deluxe discs to a common folder and the contents of the Acceleration disc to another folder on the thumb drive. The Deluxe discs have many common files so just skip all of them. If the computer with the optical drive has other software such as Nero or Cyberlink you may have to go into Safe mode to copy the files due to a conflict with the way these programs access the disc and the way the FSX data is encoded. Run Setup in the Deluxe folder, Activate, and then run Setup in the Acceleration folder.
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    Copy the discs to a cloud (OneDrive, DropBox, ...).

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    Optical drives exist that you connect via Usb. They have their own power supply similar to connecting to a phone charger. And a Usb connection to the pc/laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by il88pp View Post
    Optical drives exist that you connect via Usb. They have their own power supply similar to connecting to a phone charger. And a Usb connection to the pc/laptop.
    You just posted the same thing as post #2 from like 5 hours ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f16jockey_2 View Post
    Copy the discs to a cloud (OneDrive, DropBox, ...).

    Wim
    Upload speeds to those cloud services are ridiculously low, because they have so many users...
    Unless you're willing to leave your computer on for a good 3-4 hours at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f16jockey_2 View Post
    Copy the discs to a cloud (OneDrive, DropBox, ...).

    Wim
    If the whole point of his post has to do with the fact that his computer lacks the ability to read the discs how does he do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2056 View Post
    If the whole point of his post has to do with the fact that his computer lacks the ability to read the discs how does he do that?
    No idea...
    O wait, from another computer with an interner connection maybe?

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    This is post of the external driver I was thinking of:
    http://www.newegg.com/External-CD-DV...ategory/ID-420

    For example this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA2W02NW1112

    it looks like this one does not require additional power connection, and runs on Usb connection only.

    They also exist for Blue Ray. (in first link).

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