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Old 06-06-2020, 03:52 PM   #1
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Hi guys, sorry for the annoying question but I'm about to upgrade from Win 7 to 10 and just need to run something past you regarding steam and my games installed.

The list I have currently (or my important ones I should say) are:
DCS modules: F-14, F/A-18, F-5, Mig-21, Nevada, F-16, Mirage 2000, UH-1H, Persian Gulf (and not related but Arma 3)

Is it simply a matter or reinstalling everything from zero and hey presto, back to normal or is it a bit more tricky than that (I'm going to install a new hard drive so new install of windows)? I read (but can't find anywhere) something about a .exe to be activated before removing a module.

Also very important, can I change the location of the famous "downloading" folder that DCS creates when updates or new modules come out?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-06-2020, 03:59 PM   #2
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I'm guessing you could just use the steam backup if you have a spare drive. You can jusr download it all if you want to? Also backup your save games folder.

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Old 06-07-2020, 06:57 PM   #3
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Thank you very much, will look into it.
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Old 06-10-2020, 12:48 AM   #4
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If it is only for steam, you don't need to do anything. Steam (and all the games in your libary) does not need a reinstallation. I haven't reinstalled steam for like 7 or 8 years, but have updated from win 7 to win 10 in the meantime and have several times copied my steam install to a new SSD. Everything is running fine to this day. Steam will just do a new registrty entry and will run as always after you set up your new OS.
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