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Hi all, I am changing out my disk drives for SSD's and performing a fresh install of windows 10. Is there a guide on how to transfer existing Open Beta and Open Alpha installs from my current Hard Drive to the new SSD in preparation for Windows 10 install?

 

Thank you in advance for assistance.

 

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Do a fresh DCS install if you install a fresh copy of 10.

 

Basically, yes you can carry the folder over but you will miss each and every registry entry and if you have all 3 versions installed this will be a pain when updating cause they ( the 3 ) wont copy from each other but all downlaod the full patch...NOT GOOD.

 

Do it properly ;)

 

DEACTIVATE the modules first.

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My install dates back to 2010 so it is a beta version. I am hoping to avoid downloading 100's of GB of software. So if I understand you correctly there is no practical means to migrate from HDD to SSD without a complete reinstall. There is a process to migrate Steam games for example.

 

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You can copy from your HDD and paste to your SSD if you want. Just make sure you change your shortcuts to point to the right new path. I think last time I did that I didn't have to reactivate but I can't be sure.

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It won't be 100s of GB, because once the first install is done "properly", the second one will copy files from it, and it will be doing it on every subsequent update - that's the point. These correct registry entries will save You time and bandwidth in the long run, that's why I wouldn't recommend just copying stuff (even though technically the game would start).

 

You can try to do a different trick - start installer on the new drive, let it create all registry entries, shortcuts, folders and whatnot, but cancel it before it downloads everything, than move contents of Your old DCS into the new folder. Then launch "repair" just in case. One of the guys in other thread did the same while moving his DCS to SSD and apparently it worked OK.

 

About the activations, You'll probably loose one per module because of hardware component and system change, but You can try deactivate modules first, maybe it'll work too.

 

Edit - while we're at it, don't forget to backup the Saved Games\DCS\Config\Input data, it will come in handy while restoring the controller assignments on Your new system. There are quite a few posts about this subject to be found on the forum.


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