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Good day All

I have recently had to do a re install of W7 HOME PREMIUM 64 bit and find that I am getting run time errors with fsx.

Can anyone out there tell me which of the numerous available MS Visuals C++ I should have showing on the list of programs in my control panel, in order to run both fs9 and fsx 


Any help gratefully appreciated



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From NickN's FSX Bible.  You can get the complete document at the support forums of





Just after installing FSX with the patches, install the POST SP1 C++ Library 2005 Update


Click here:


A few lines down the list. You want to download and install:  ENU (vcredist_x86.exe) runtime binary, 2682K, uploaded Jan 13 2009  NOTE: Or the one which is right for your OS language   ENU= ENGLISH


Alternate Link

This is a direct download link to the correct 32bit ENGLISH version:


The C++ Library update is needed for aircraft support and is installed with FSX/Acceleration. The link above is to the update which did not ship with Acceleration.


You want the 32bit version (x86) not the 64 bit version even if you use a 64bit OS. FSX is a 32bit application and requires the 32bit version of the C++ Library update.


IMPORTANT NOTE: After you have applied the Post SP1 2005 C++ Library patch Windows Update will locate the version and update it automatically and correctly. The original update that shipped with FSX/Acceleration has a error in it that the patch above corrects and from there Windows Update under the 'OPTIONAL' updates will offer a update version (VC++ 2010) which is required for many different planes. The more advanced Flight1 aircraft with G1000 use the VC++2010 Library update. When you run Windows Update (as outlined LATER in this outline) be sure to review the OPTIONAL updates and install the ones that are not Microsoft Bloatware such as BING Desktop or toolbars. Many of those optional Windows Updates are very important

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