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cooperwarner8

The dreaded windows 8

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Hi

I have recently got a new computer for my birthday and it is a very powerful conputer with specs that would run FSX really great, the problem is, it has windows 8.1 on it and I use Fsx deluxe which is not compatible with windows 8, also I use PMDG 737ngx which is compatible with win8 but it requires fsx sp2 and the sp2 isn't compatible with win8. So my question is, what should I do? Do I buy Fsx standard (which is compatible with win8) or is there a way to get windows 7 on a new computer because I don't think you can by it anymore

 

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Lets dispel a few myths you have picked up along the way.

 

Fsx deluxe is compatible with windows 8

sp2 is compatible with win8

Fsx standard is functionally the same as Fsx deluxe except for lacking some enhanced airports and a copy of the SDK.

Windows 7 is still available for sale.

 

W8 has an issue with your controllers dropping out, the fix is to use Fsuipc to set up your controllers.

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glynn,

Sorry if I'm wrong but it says isn't he windows compatibility centre that fsx deluxe and sp2 is not compatible


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FSX works normaly with Win 8.1, as Glyn said, just setup controllers via the FSUIPC so you won't have controllers dropping out.


Ivan Majetic

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I've been using Windows since 3.1. Bought my wife a new laptop for Christmas and it came, of course, with Windows 8.1. All I can say is if you've trained your users for years to use a program in a certain way, don't change it all at once. Win 8 is a terrible abomination and with my years of experience it's like a foreign language.Hard to use and hard to understand.

 

I know this has nothing to do with the original post; just wanted to rant.

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