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Can't Get FSX to Run in Windows 10

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I don't know why it won't run in Windows 10.  It ran fine in Windows 7 with no problems.  When I startup it takes a long time to get to the Free Flight and then when launching "Fly Now" it doesn't do anything.  What am I doing wrong?  Help.

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I'm running on W10 myself without any issues at first. Most of what I had to deal with was making sure that user permissions were set to administrator. Try running in compatibility mode with user administration checked.

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I too couldn't get it to work either on a pristine install of both Windows 10 (latest nvidia drivers etc) and FSX Acceleration in DX10 mode (no third party add-ons or NI installed at this stage). Typically it would CTD with errors in kernelbase.dll or fsxui.dll after alot of flickering of the desktop/black screen after hitting 'Fly Now'. This was with trying all manner of compatibility settings and I run it as admin as a matter of course anyway. Ended up reinstalling Windows 7 in the end.

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It takes like 20 minutes just to get to the Free Flight. Another 10 minutes to go into any other screen.  I don't know and am very confused.


Are the FSX folders supposed to be Read Only?

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Make sure 353.62 video card drivers are installed correctly.

 

All my file folders are now marked Read Only.

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Took 45 minutes to get into a flight and keeps stopping and starting every couple of seconds.


in windowed moved just a black screen and nothing.

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Jim:  I figured it from your post on Flightsim.  It works perfect and very smooth.  Go figure.  Thanks.   :blink:

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Pretty sure it's the same stuff I've been posting here. Bet it was the Shaders folder.

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Well I came back to it today and problems again.  I had to do the shaders again.  The whole bootup is slow but eventually gets into a flight.  Getting out or going to windowed mode presents problems.  I am perplexed that this is so weird.  I never had problems in Windows 7.  When going into a flight, I don't see the loading thing just a black screen for a long time.  When ending a flight, no menu to go back to the main screen.  Any ideas?

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Well, I finally solved this issue.  I read on the web someplace that the ACPI setting in the bios could be cause a problem in Windows 10.  I went into the bios and reset this from S3 to S1, rebooted, and finally started FSX.  Instant gratification, it started just like in Windows 7.  The only issue left and is not a show stopper is when in full screen mode you get no menus when loading, ending a flight, or changing settings.  I have to switch to windowed mode to accomplish this.

 

I just wanted to share this information to all who might be having this issue.  Hope it helps.

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NICE!

 

FYI, I checked the other day I do get the menu bar in Full Screen Mode. I know you are not the first to report this.

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Thanks Jim.  It was an experience.  Maybe someone will figure out the other issue with the menu bar in full screen mode.  I'll keep an eye on it.

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I want to correct the record about my FSX fix in Windows 10.  The next day after the above, I started having the problem again.  I did troubleshooting all this past weekend and week.  I have 100% solved this issue.  The actual problem turned out to be the Reality XP FLT & FLN gauges I was using.  I turned them off and everything works excellent every time.

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