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Good Morning Ray,

If you remember, I've been using RC4 (together with MCE) very successfully with FSX in Win 7 for the last 5 years.

With the imminent demise of Win 7, I've just (reluctantly) upgraded my desktop to Win 10 Home.

All went well, much to my relief, and FSX seems to be running OK, but there were snags with MCE (which needed re-registering) and RC4.

The RC4 problem is that when I click on the usual "Launch RC4" icon, I get a message saying I need to install it using Word 2003 (of all things) and that there is a missing file (O0561401.CAB).

Looking for a workaround, I've found that RC4 launches, apparently perfectly, by creating a shortcut icon to rcv4.exe.

Is this a legitimate way to start RC4, or will it cause other problems, please?

Many thanks,

Peter (TG!) 

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Hi Peter,

Launching rcv4.exe is the standard way to run RC4. Just create a new desktop shortcut if required pointing to rcv4.exe. After you have created it right-click it, choose properties and under the Advanced option check 'run as administrator' option.


Ray (Cheshire, England).
System: P3D v4.5, Intel i7-8086K o/c to 4.6Ghz, Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, Asus Prime Z370-A mobo, 32Gb G.Skill DDR4 3000Mhz RAM, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, BenQ PD3200U 32” UHD monitor.
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