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Thread: Installing FS2004 into Windows 10 & Copying FS2004 from your OLD PC to your NEW PC

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    Default Installing FS2004 into Windows 10 & Copying FS2004 from your OLD PC to your NEW PC

    To INSTALL FS2004 to your new Windows 10 PC

    1. Install into C:\ NOT into it's default C:\Program Files
    2. Install the 9.1 updatel
    3. Install the 9.1 nocd patch
    4. Right-click the FS9.exe, select Properties
    5. Select Compatibility mode, & select XP
    6. At bottom, then select 'Run as Administrator'
    7. Double click the desktop icon


    To COPY & PASTE from your OLD PC to your NEW Windows 10 PC

    From your OLD PC:
    1. Copy the whole FS2004 folder to a portable drive
    2. Open the Documents Folder & copy the 'Flight Simulator Files' folder to a portable drive
    3. Find the FS2004.cfg file & copy it to your portable drive
    This is normally found in C:\Users\xxx(your user)\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\FS9
    An easy way to find this FS2004.cfg is to download EVERYTHING from www.voidtools.com
    (This is a very fast desktop search engine that will find the file as you type)

    Once all that is done:
    1. Plug the portable drive into your NEW PC
    2. Open the C:\ folder & copy & paste the copied FS2004 folder therein
    3. Right-click the FS2004.exe & 'Send to Desktop (create shortcut) You now will have a Desktop FS2004 icon
    4. Copy & paste the 'Flight Simulator Files' folder into your 'Documents' folder
    5. Right-click the FS9.exe, select Properties
    6. Select Compatibility mode, & select XP
    7. At bottom, then select 'Run as Administrator'
    8. Double click the desktop icon
    THEN
    9. Copy & Paste the FS2004.cfg file into C:\Users\xxx(your user)\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\FS9
    10. Double click the desktop icon

    NOTE: I'm interchanging FS9 with FS2004. Be consistent with your install!
    Robin
    Cape Town, South Africa

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    Wow! Thanks Robin, for the detailed "how-to" tips. Similar issues with my Win10 setup. Just in case installing to C:\ doesn't always work, I've had some success installing FS9 (and other older sims & games) into C:\Games\. Win10 doesn't seem to cause so many issues when installed there. Another alternative, which has worked best for me, is to re-use my old WinXP hard drive from my old PC and set up a dual boot for running older sims. Thanks again for your detailed "how-to".

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