Need help with 9.1 patch install

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

I thought I installed the 9.1 patch, the new bridges are there, but if I
look up the FS version under the "about" menu it says it is running version
9.0. Plus, I'm having major performance issues on approach (which is the
last place I need a slide show) so I tried to reinstall the patch. I run
the installer and it says "9.1 appears to have been installed already. This
installation has been cancelled." Well, if it's installed already why does
it say 9.0 in the sim?? Anyway, my question is is there a way to force the
patch to re-install?

I don't want to remove the patch then reinstall it because I tried
unintalling the patch before and all it did was delete my FS .exe file so I
had to do a complete reinstall of FS, then installed the patch, and still
have the same problem.

If it matters, my system is a P4 1.5 gig, 1 gig RAM, 18 gig hard drive (3
gigs free with recent defrag), Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT, Windows XP home w/
SP2

I'd appreciate any help, thanks a bunch...

-Gary Letona
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Gary L." <noone@123.net> wrote in message
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    >I thought I installed the 9.1 patch, the new bridges are there, but if I
    >look up the FS version under the "about" menu it says it is running version
    >9.0. Plus, I'm having major performance issues on approach (which is the
    >last place I need a slide show) so I tried to reinstall the patch. I run
    >the installer and it says "9.1 appears to have been installed already.
    >This installation has been cancelled." Well, if it's installed already why
    >does it say 9.0 in the sim?? Anyway, my question is is there a way to
    >force the patch to re-install?
    >
    > I don't want to remove the patch then reinstall it because I tried
    > unintalling the patch before and all it did was delete my FS .exe file so
    > I had to do a complete reinstall of FS, then installed the patch, and
    > still have the same problem.
    >
    > If it matters, my system is a P4 1.5 gig, 1 gig RAM, 18 gig hard drive (3
    > gigs free with recent defrag), Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT, Windows XP home w/
    > SP2
    >
    > I'd appreciate any help, thanks a bunch...
    >
    > -Gary Letona
    >

    First question--did you read the MSFS readme for the 9.1 update? Tells you
    exactly how to install AND uninstall, including deletion of the BACKUP
    folder that was created.

    Also talks about having the correct default files in place when installing
    as Gerard mentioned as well as issues that may occur with older dll files
    installed by add-ons that overwrote the default ones.

    Paul
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Paul Riley" <Falcon63624@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:RqadnfExtcpFUnXfRVn-hw@sirinet.net...
    > "Gary L." <noone@123.net> wrote in message
    > news:_7WdnecRuIYX93XfRVn-iQ@comcast.com...
    >>I thought I installed the 9.1 patch, the new bridges are there, but if I
    >>look up the FS version under the "about" menu it says it is running
    >>version 9.0. ...I don't want to remove the patch then reinstall it
    >>because I tried unintalling the patch before and all it did was delete my
    >>FS .exe file so I had to do a complete reinstall of FS, then installed the
    >>patch, and still have the same problem.
    >>...I'd appreciate any help, thanks a bunch...
    >>
    >> -Gary Letona
    >>
    >
    > First question--did you read the MSFS readme for the 9.1 update? Tells you
    > exactly how to install AND uninstall, including deletion of the BACKUP
    > folder that was created.
    >
    > Also talks about having the correct default files in place when installing
    > as Gerard mentioned as well as issues that may occur with older dll files
    > installed by add-ons that overwrote the default ones.
    >
    > Paul
    >

    Well, what do you know? RTFM saves the day again :) Turns out the problem
    is when I uninstalled the patch the first time I didn't delete the "Backup"
    folder. So then I couldn't do another install. In my defense, if they
    include an uninstall program for the patch then I would expect that program
    to handle the entire uninstall. Oh well...

    So everything is running better now, still face some slow downs but I can
    tolerate it now. Thanks alot for the help.

    -Gary
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    If I remember correctly, the right way to install the 9.1 patch is:

    1 if you use the nocd patch, replace it with the original fs9.exe
    2 install the 9.1 patch
    3 make sure you have the nocd patch for fs9.1 and use that one in stead
    of the (patched) fs9.exe

    If you don't use the nocd patch someone else might have a better idea

    Gerard
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Gerard Verhoef" <Gerard_Verhoef@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > If I remember correctly, the right way to install the 9.1 patch is:
    >
    > 1 if you use the nocd patch, replace it with the original fs9.exe
    > 2 install the 9.1 patch
    > 3 make sure you have the nocd patch for fs9.1 and use that one in stead
    > of the (patched) fs9.exe
    >
    > If you don't use the nocd patch someone else might have a better idea
    >
    > Gerard
    >
    Sorry to sneak in on someone elese reply here, but this has prompted me to
    ask-is it right that once the patch is installed, one is not able to run
    FS2004 with 'add on' aircraft installed?? Seems a bit harsh!
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