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FSX activation failure after reinstalling

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Hi,

I guess this problem was already mentioned in previous topics, but I want to start a new one since I was searching through the web without finding any solution. I recently bought some Logitech/Saitek equipment but unfortunately neither my instrument panel, my multi panel nor my switch panel worked with my FSX. I also tried to solve these problems by installing several drivers from Saitek, Logitech or SPAD but none of them worked.

So I decided to reinstall my FSX. After the game was successfully installed I was asked to activate it. Entering the product key from the inside of the box was not successful, because it's not longer supported by Microsoft.

Does anybody know how I can still activate the game? For your information I only have the standard FSX version. No Acceleration pack, no Deluxe pack. I am also thankful for every hint regarding the issue with my Saitek panels.

Thanks,
Chris

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You will have to use the Phone activation.  Toll free numbers for your region are listed.  Look for the Phone Activation.xml in your main FSX folder.

"Germany" Toll="+49 69 5007 0025" TollFree="0800 2848283"/>


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CPU-AMD 2GHZ  2GB RAM  NVidia Graphics FSX with SP1 and SP2  running Win XP

                                     

 

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Well, I also tried to do this. The first number is invalid in Germany and the second number is only a voice computer that send a link via text message on my phone after me requesting help to activate a game. On this site I am asked how many digits the first part of the product key contains. All I could answer was to choose inbetween: 6-digits, 7-digits, help and help for installation Windows 10.

But the product key is divided into 5 segments with 5 digits. So this won't work as well.

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Well, you may have to get the Steam version, on sale if you're lucky. I almost resorted to that because my Blu-Ray Drive hated the FSX DVD's, but all my FSX copies, including an error hiccup with Acceleration did finally validate.


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You might try searching Avsim on KB2670838

As of a year and half ago, KB2670838 was a windows update which prevented me authorizing FSX DVD on my laptop. It did not effect FSX-SE (SE version did not care about whether KB2670838 was in windows or out of windows). But  the DVD version of FSX did care.

I would try to uninstall Win update KB2670838 and then see if FSX DVD will install. This worked for me. I tried it twice, 2 times with and without that update installed:  same result.

For phone in registration, I used phone voice instead of phone text, (i.e. copy the telephone  recorded voice with a pencil). I got numbers that fit the boxes by doing that.


 

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