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3 hours ago, Hammer308 said:

until of course I told them that I was able to install & fly the demo flights

There is no demo version that comes with FSX.  I mean, why buy the full product only to use a demo to see if you like it before you buy it.  You can download and install a very limited demo version for free - https://download.cnet.com/Flight-Simulator-X-demo/3000-2115_4-10570927.html.  The demo version has 2 airports, 2 missions, and 3 aircraft.

If you purchase and install FSX Deluxe or FSX Gold Edition, there is a Kiosk mode where retailers could turn on at stores to show off what the simulator looks like.  Individuals also had the opportunity to run several missions if the retailer also had it setup with a throttle.

In order to be able to run in Kiosk mode, you must install FSX and run FSX one time to generate indexes.  You have done this according to your posts.

Try deleting your fsx.cfg or rename it to fsx.off.  Restart FSX and you should see the terms for using FSX.  Click okay and the Activation screen should appear.  You will need to be at an active Internet connection to activate.  Follow the directions for activation.  If this does not work, delete or rename FSX.cfg again and try again.  It sounds like FSX Gold is properly installed.  You just need to activate.

The FSX.cfg folder is hidden.  Here are the steps to view hidden files and folders (astaken from the AVSIM CTD Guide):

Hidden System Folders-Some actions below require opening/moving hidden files located in hidden system folders. Not to worry, this is not all that complicated. To learn how to show hidden files in your operating system, go to your Windows Search feature and type in Show Hidden Files, then look up in the menu and click on Show Hidden Files and Folders (this works with all Operating Systems) Once you have “Folder Options” open, click on the “View” tab and you will see the following:


Simply click on Show hidden files, folders, and drives and click OK. Now that you can see hidden files and folders,here are the locations of the files you will need to view:



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