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Problems reinstalling FSX w/ acceleration disk

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I've successfully completed the re-installation of FSX via disks 1 and 2. The product was successfully activated for my computer (I got the option to input the product key). The problem occurs when I try to install the Acceleration disk (I might add that the option to input the product key for the acceleration disk was not seen). The following message pops up in a box when I finally run the software:

We're sorry, an unexpected error occured which is preventing product activation from being completed.
ERROR CODE - 1-80004005
More information on this problem may be available online. Would you like to view this information now?


The online link leads to nowhere when I press the YES button. I also noticed that the FSX icon does not appear among my background icons at startup. Can anyone explain how I can get around this and complete the activation of my software with acceleration disk?

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Try this!  Be VERY aware of the letters in PartMgr that need to be capitalized.

 

1. run regedit (Windowskey +R)
2. Expand the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\CONTRO L\CLASS\{4D36E967-
E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3. After you find the folder, double-click Upperfilters on the right side.
4. Change the value from 0 to PartMgr and/or remove any other settings and then click OK.
5. Close Registry Editor
6. Start FSX/Accel and you should get the registration wizard.
 

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In my case the value was already there but was listed as PARTMGR (all caps).

It must be changed to read PartMgr

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