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Tom Allensworth

Support for FSX Has Come to an End

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In an email sent to a variety of flight simming sites today, Microsoft announced that Customer Support for FSX has expired. In the announcement, Jennifer Paige, Community Manager for Microsoft Studios said; "Customer Support for FSX has expired here at Microsoft. What does this mean? We will no longer be answering support emails or hosting various updates and download files for the FSX product. Why has it ended? It simply ran its course, all products will hit a support expiration at some point, FSX has hit that date." Microsoft will announce the closure of support in the XBOX forums and will provide links to the various community sites for fellow flight sim enthusiasts. AVSIM will be one of those sites.

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Just use the same code. This happened to me when I switched computers and thought I had to call in and get a new code. I DID call in and the guy at Microsoft said "just use the same code" and it worked!

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I don't remember ever going to MS for support... except for Activation.

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As long as I can reactivate when I upgrade my rig fine. I'll move on to P3D eventually.

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I’m must be getting old! Didn’t support ended years ago?

 

An era has ended. The future is elsewhere In a different platform.

 

Kind regards,

 

So very true.

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I never knew they had support. :) My support is right here. They dont support Windows 98 and as far as I know, you can still activate it.

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+1 regarding wanting to know if the real weather will continue to function, and for how long?

 

+1 would also like MS to be more specific about how new activations will work

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An era has ended. The future is elsewhere In a different platform.Kind regards,

 

Stephen - there's DX10 - it's a new sim!! Try it - you might like it!

 

All the Best,

 

pj

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Well if they stop selling it as well as not supporting it, better keep those disks in a safe place. If they do keep selling it, then activation better pretty darn well work!!! And real weather, too.

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It's not like I ever went there for support to begin with. I got all the support I've ever needed from forums like the one we're on right now.

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Whatever, it's not like MS support ever did anything useful.

 

Even if activation stops working I think there is already ways to go around activation, but I am not sure if they are considered legal. Morally there should be no issue with going past activation with legally bought product.

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I cant even remember calling up for activation!? If thats the case, then I hope I can get a reactivation code somewhere, as I cant remember if I even got one the last time I reactivated!

 

Upgrading my system with-in the next few months... Hope it works!

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I have not switched to FSX as I am very happy with FS9 but I might some day...

With FS9, there was no need to call MS for activation: possessing the discs sufficed.

Is it different with FSX? Got me worried.

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An era has ended. The future is elsewhere In a different platform.

 

Kind regards,

I disagree. As long as people still use it it's not dead, and as long as companies still make add-ons it's not even dying. When activation servers go down it will be a different matter.

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I had to call them for reactivation several years ago because I suppose you can only install it on so many computers. However, I have changed computers twice since then and it automatically activated fine. So perhaps they removed the max number of computers limit and only require you to have a valid code?

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I disagree. As long as people still use it it's not dead, and as long as companies still make add-ons it's not even dying. When activation servers go down it will be a different matter.

 

Also,if they quit selling it, then I would maybe get concerned about activation. As long as its being sold, the activation servers will stay on line. I see this statement as a platform for every mothers son who makes a flight game to attempt reinforcing their position in the market. I won't buy into it!

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Would the "download real weather" continue to work?

 

I'm still using FS2004 and it still has real world weather downloading enabled, so I would think/hope so.

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I'm pretty underwhelmed by the news, to be honest. Like others, I've never needed MS support for anything. And we've known that FSX is the last of an illustrious line.

 

But I'm sure this will be the cause of much wailing and gnashing of teeth, for a week or two at least.

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