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    Hi Can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to move flight sim 2020 from my old dell computer to my new dell computer? It is the steam version. I only want to move flight sim 2020, Steam, and related files. Going to a faster processor, and larger SSD boot drive. Thanks in Advance. Al

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    You don't need to "move" it. MSFS can be installed on multiple computers. I don't know how Steam works, but the key element with MSFS is you can have it installed on multiple computers but only one (1) can fly at a time. You just install on the new computer as if it was your initial installation.
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    Your settings will be copied over to the new machine, with one exception (which I learned the hard way, lol), you have to copy your flight plans manually to the new machine.
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    This will be easy with Steam. You add the app for Steam to the new PC. You login to Steam with the user and password that you already had on the older computer. Steam will connect and it will shoow all games and sims that you have purchased, in your 'library'. Then you select which to install and the downloads will start.
    Of course with MSFS it will be a BIG download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainsman View Post
    You don't need to "move" it. MSFS can be installed on multiple computers. I don't know how Steam works, but the key element with MSFS is you can have it installed on multiple computers but only one (1) can fly at a time. You just install on the new computer as if it was your initial installation.
    I wished I knew this before buying stuff directly from DCS's website. The Steam route is waaaayyy more convenient.

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