I'm about to install FS2004 on a new 64 bit Win7 system. I backed up all my FS2004 files/folders to an external hard drive from my XP Pro sysem with the idea of, after installing FS2004 on the new system, copying the FS2004 files/folders from the external drive to the new system (turns out my backup software doesn't run on my 64 bit Win7 system). I've got the partitions setup on the hard drives on the new system exactly the same as on the old system. The question is will this work? I've got a ton of aircraft and scenery installed in FS2004 and don't relish the idea of having to reinstall it all from scratch! Would it be a good idea (or a requirment) to re-install any aircraft or scenery that appeared in the add/remove software list on the XP system then, in the case of aircraft, copy the texture and aircraft.cfg files for those aircraft listed in the add/remove software list onto the new hard drive a second time? I'm assuming this idea would at least work with any aircraft, scenery or utility not listed in the add/remove (if my assumption that only those whose installation involved making entries to the registery appear in the add/remove list is correct).
Am I making any sense here or is it just wishful thinking on my part!?