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FL 2004 not working on windows 10

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After downloaded windows 10 on my Dell computer, Flight Simulator 2004 does not work,

What can I do to get this working again ???

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FS2004 does not run with CD#4 from a DVD drive in WIN 10. The solution cannot be discussed on AVSIM's forums. 

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Google search fs9 not compatible with Windows 10.  The first site is Microsoft questions and answers.  Read and follow how the guy asking about this fixed his problem.

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FS2004 IS compatible with Windows 10.. I'm running 6 different versions of FS2004.. Golden Wings, FS History, FS Vintage, FS Space, FSSE (a special version for my VA) and a version that is dedicated to The Ford Tri-Motor Project.

Google the other forums, but here is the basics.

 

1.Install into C:\ directly, NOT the default install.

2. Install the 9.1 update

3. Right-click the FS9.exe, (or the desk-top icon) & select Properties

4.Click 'Compatibility' & select XP

5. Run as Administrator.

That's it.. Just run it & all will be good!

(PM me if you get stuck)

 

Regards,

Robin

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You might have the "secdrv" problem there.

"secdrv" is a Windows Service that a lot of games used for CD checks. It has at one point or another been deemed as "insecure", and disabled and hidden from view, although on Win 7 it is still there.

Prior to launching, I have to perform the following command:
sc start secdrv

This enables the CD check (not just for FS2004, but many older games).

You can stop the service after launching the game.

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