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Thread: Too many reinstalls causing loss of FREE SPACE

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    My bought this computer New from MSI on March 17 2021.
    I uninstalled a bunch of crap that comes with new computers.
    I installed a word processor called "OFFICE WRITER" (FREE) and a small PUZZLE program called "JIGIDI"(FREE) and MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR. That is all of the programs that I installed.

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    I think that I could put this computer back on a DAY ONE configuration and start from scratch.
    Scary, but I think I could do it, if someone could convince me that it would solve the problem.

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    Cancel that
    I just looked and I forgot to setup a restore point.
    However, I think MICROSOFT can reinstall Windows 10 for me. (Not sure though)

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    OK,I talked to a Microsoft TEC and he showed me a way to wipe everything from my computer and make it looked like I just walked out of the store with a new computer.
    I am not saying that is what I am willing to do.....NOT YET.
    It would not be very hard for me to get ready to do it because I only have a few things to put on a flash drive. Documents and pictures.
    This will be my “Last Ditch Option” (LDO)
    VFRguy

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    I did it.
    I went through the procedure to wipe out my hard drive and reinstall Windows.
    It worked great.
    I now have 252 GB free space.
    Before this procedure I had only 7 GB free space. (I was sure something was wrong).
    Not only that.
    Before the procedure it took me 9.5 hours to download the 90.5 GB main body of FS.
    This time it took me only 2.5 hours to download the same 90.5 GB.
    I think that this is absolutely GREAT GREAT GREAT news.
    I am very happy.
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    I’m pleased for you Glen. Glad you got it sorted.
    Happy flying

    Regards
    Steve
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    Corsair HXi series 1000W 80+ Platinum PSU - 1x500gb & 1x1TB M.2 SSDs. - Reverb G2 VR Headset

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    I am just glad that I had the nerve to do that procedure.
    turns out, It was very simple.
    However I lost my free word processer (OFFICE WRITER).
    I looked for it but I could not find it.
    It looks and acts like MS WORD.
    Last edited by VFRguy; 06-20-2021 at 11:37 AM.

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    Is it called Libre Office writer.. or maybe WPS Office Writer?

    see here..
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tec...icrosoft-word/

    Regards
    Steve
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    Default In need of Help, please.

    Hi VFRGuy: Like you I purchased a new computer with enough 'power' to handle FS2020 (and that's all). When I purchased the Deluxe Premium version from the MS Store, I thought I purchased the disks. Not the case, however. I've attempted to D/L digital copy, but, unable to figure out the procedure. It seems as though I must be a subscriber to the Xbox game thing (with monthly fee). Do not want to do that.

    1. Where did you purchase the disk version? (Europe, I presume)
    2. Can the digital version from the MS Store be downloaded onto my computer so that I can run FS2020 offline .... on my PC only?

    I know my questions are not in line with this thread. So, If you want to email me, please do at [email protected]

    Thank you,
    HBWJr24

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    To HBWJr24
    I really don’t think I am qualified to give advise.
    I bought the Premium Deluxe version (10 disk) from EBAY.
    I installed it with no problems.
    I registered it with no problems.
    I flew it with no problems.
    I HATED it because I had to insert Disk #1 before each time I wanted to fly.
    I uninstalled it.
    I bought the standard version from the Microsoft Store.
    I downloaded it with no problems.
    I installed it with no problems.
    I registered it with no problems.
    I flew it with no problems.
    Like you at first I thought that you had to pay a fee to XBOX.
    NOT TRUE.
    True, I did have problems but they had nothing to do with what we are talking about now.
    The Forum guys will be glad to help you with any issues that you may have.
    They can at least point you in the right direction.
    They are nice guys.
    The things I say must be taken with at least two grains of salt.
    VFRguy
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