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Problems with FS2002 and Windows XP Pro

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Problems with FS2002FS2002 and Windows XP Pro: I have sucessfully used Windows ME for 3 years with FS2002 with hardly a problem. Since installing XP Pro, the following occurs: 1) Sudden termination of FS2002 2) Termination of all glass gauges after 5 minutes of flight 4) Gradual slowdown of the FS over an hour, needing a reboot 5) When switching aircraft, the panel of the previous aircraft stays put. 6) FSNavigator becomes fussy, and will not slow the aircraft down on Final, nor will it allow you to take over manual control by disabling the Autopilot. Sometimes, even though the AP is turned off, the IAS light stays on.Other problems also occur such as violent course changes, and ground impact! Can this all be due to XP Pro? I think not as there are many satisfied users. I have since installed FS2002 on to another computer with Windows 98 and have had no further trouble (apart from the huge job of reinstalling all the aircraft and scenery). I am writing this to let potential Windows XP buyers know there may be problems. Regular other Forum Posts also complain of problems, although we are lonely complainers. Perhaps the software in this particular Dell has problems. I had a Computer Science Graduate (on Faculty of California State University) go through the computer with a fine tooth comb, and nothing came up. Also, when I installed Service Pack I, the Sim became inoperable. The worst Bug is no.1, when just as you are going into Final, the Sim bleats, shuts down FS2002 in a flash, and asks for you to send an error message to Microsoft.In total, I have sent them over 30 messages.Let them figure it out; I'm back in Windows 98. (Computer: Dell P3 1GHz, 512 RAM, 120 Western Digital HD,Geoforce 3 Video card with 64 K ) I am puzzled and want to ask for some help. ThanksVrystaat!

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Vrystaat!, for what it's worth I have installed Windows XP Pro on many different machines this year and have installed FS2002 on each one of them and it has worked perfectly and consistently each time(maybe a few copyright infringements here but I am legal now). In my experience WinXP Pro has performed better than any other operating system developed by Microsoft. Also, XP has peformed well with the more advanced FS add-ons such as the recently released Garmin 530 & 430 developed by FSAvionics. Many other operating systems chocked with this product but XP did not. My frame rates are also a little higher than Win2k, and much higher than any Win9x or ME versions that I have tried. Again, this is just my experience with XP. I have WinXP Pro on a laptop and it too runs FS2002 very well and with none of the problems you have mentioned here. Have you tried re-installing FS2002 or re-installing WinXP Pro and FS2002? Hope this helps,

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