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    Seeing that new PC's are not coming with DVD/CD drives, could FSX installation disc's be copied to USB thumb drives for installation to Windows?

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    I finally got access to a DVD drive as my former PC had died, and I have been working off of a laptop with no DVD drive. So, I copied the two FSX Gold's to a thumb drive and then started the install. All went well until I was asked to insert disk 2, which told me that some file in the transfer was missing, and here it stopped. I clicked on several files that i that might hold the key that FSX was looking for, but to no avail. Couldn't proceed. End of experiment.

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    All you had to do is click 'OK' and the installer would look for and find the next file needed to continue.

    You could of checked the 'Properties' of the files on Hard Drive and see it they are 'Blocked'. Then try install again.

    But now you will get an error, or it will say 'Already Installed' due to installer putting entry into Registry. You would have to do complete uninstall and start over.

    And if you install to 'Program Files (x86)' then you will then have additional problems editing any FSX files.
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    I'm surprised you could do that as the disks might be protected with Safedisk, Securerom or something. To find out you'd run Aray scanner.

    Any computer with a 5.25 bay can use an optical drive and DVD/RW drives are no more than $20. Plus, you can get an external USB optical drive.

    I personally love my optical media. I use a Blu-ray burner drive for backups which can burn to a maximum of a 50 GB disk. My FSX install is burned to Blu-ray. This optical drive also burns to Mdisc and I have all of Wikipedia on a Mdisc.
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    My experience agrees with Chuck.
    I have the contents of the FSX saved to disk to speed up install.
    I don't even see the disk 2 message which suggests you've missed a file.
    It's been a long time since I did it though.

    You may need to change the folder options to show hidden files.
    If there are any duplicates when you copy disk 2 overwrite the disk 1 files.
    Here is a listing:

    DirectX9
    Extras
    fonts
    program files
    SDK
    SXS

    0x0409.ini
    autorun.inf
    D1Fea~10.cab
    D1Fea~11.cab
    D1Fea~12.cab
    D1Fea~13.cab
    D1Fea~14.cab
    D1Fea~15.cab
    D1Fea~16.cab
    D1Fea~17.cab
    D1Fea~18.cab
    D1Fea~19.cab
    D1Feat~1.cab
    D1Feat~2.cab
    D1Feat~3.cab
    D1Feat~4.cab
    D1Feat~5.cab
    D1Feat~6.cab
    D1Feat~7.cab
    D1Feat~8.cab
    D1Feat~9.cab
    D2Fea~10.cab
    D2Fea~11.cab
    D2Fea~12.cab
    D2Fea~13.cab
    D2Fea~14.cab
    D2Fea~15.cab
    D2Fea~16.cab
    D2Fea~17.cab
    D2Feat~1.cab
    D2Feat~2.cab
    D2Feat~3.cab
    D2Feat~4.cab
    D2Feat~5.cab
    D2Feat~6.cab
    D2Feat~7.cab
    D2Feat~8.cab
    D2Feat~9.cab
    DVDCheck.exe
    fsx.ico
    FSX.mcl
    fsx.png
    FSX.xml
    fsx64.xml
    instmsia.exe
    instmsiw.exe
    ISScript11.Msi
    Microsoft Flight Simulator X.msi
    msxml.msi
    msxmlcht.msi
    msxmlfra.msi
    msxmlger.msi
    msxmlitn.msi
    msxmljpn.msi
    msxmlkor.msi
    msxmlspa.msi
    setup.exe
    Setup.ini
    setup.isn
    setup.iss
    Support.url
    vcredist_x86.exe
    WindowsInstaller-KB893803-x86.exe
    Last edited by paulkemp; 05-09-2020 at 02:37 AM.

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