Play runs perfectly on my Mac Core 2 Intel. Everything installed beautifully
and reinstallation was never needed.

On the PC, I had to reinstall the application as I decided to reinstal the system.

it's very awkward reinstalling the Play Application even though the sounds were installed on the D Drive. The program application installers asks for a typical installation which installs the entire 16 discs. The other choice is called custom. This is where the problem happens as when you choose load to a local hard drive, the directory in the favourites gets corrupted. The new version, doesn't help.
I feel that one should be able to freely install sampler applications that simply talks to the samples in a seamless way, just like Gigastudio and Kontakt 2.