Lewis - A2A wrote:
really really really bad idea to simply copy paste a working installation of a sim. Always always always, install, uninstall and reinstall. Unless its a real simplistic game coded a certain way a copy/paste will not work and or will always result in errors. (As an IT techie cannot stress this enough)
Best thing you can do is to reinstall correctly using the installer, and if using win7 64bit make sure to run the installer and the sim as administrator by right clicking the installer/shortcut and selecting run as administrator.
Thanks Lewis, you are right of course, but I wanted an easy way of saving all my addons/planes within FSX before reinstalling win7. I knew I would have problems and hoped I could iron them out with a bit of googling.
Ive fixed it now, to get it to work I installed FSX, sp1 and fsx acceleration on the C drive, then I installed the spitfire on the D drive FSX installation and deleted the FSX C drive installation and all is now working well. It was so nice to hear that engine after hearing a silent cockpit for so long lol
Thanks to everyone for basically confirming what I was trying to do was impossible.