Having problems with your Microsoft Flight Simulator X for Windows ?

Microsoft FSX will not load on my new Vista PC

\015 What does one have to do to load this game on a Vista platform. It worked well on my XP. I have loaded 1 & 2 service packs and still nothing.\015

Answers :

Hello hshames,
The game requires Windows XP SP2, or Vista..So that should not be the problem.

First install the latest version of Direct X which you can download FREE HERE.

Below is a small summary of what may be causing your installation problems.
This seems to be a problem some users are having.It seems to be either software related (other software \015\012not the actual software on the FSX disc itself), or hardware related (DVD drive \015\012not reading the disc properly).

\015\012\015\012To try solve this issue, follow these steps in \015\012order. If the problem is solved after step 1 (for example) you do not need to \015\012follow the instructions following that step. if not solved, move to the next \015\012step in the chain.

\015\012\015\0121. Some DVD readers can take up to 2 minutes to \015\012detect disc #2 (for reasons unknown). If the disc appears not to be detecting, \015\012just leave the computer for a few minutes and come back and check. Some users \015\012have reported that the disc #2 finally detects and installs correctly several \015\012minutes after inserting the DVD into the drive.

\015\012\015\0122. Manually browse the Disc #2 file contents in \015\012either Windows Explorer, or by accessing the DVD through the "My Computer" \015\012option and check the files on Disc#2 are actually different to those on Disc #1.

\015\012\015\0123. If you have the hard drive space available, \015\012copy the contents of both DVDs to a temporary folder on your hard drive, and \015\012install the product from the hard drive copies.

\015\012\015\0124. Read this Microsoft Tech article and follow \015\012instructions > \015\012http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

After trying the above suggestions, please post back with the status of your problem and any new info so I can be of further help.

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