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Sim Update 9 Beta available to join in the next few hours

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The Sim Update 9 Beta will be available to join in the next few hours, and the build will be available to download at some point during the day on April 1st. To join this public test, please see the instructions below for your preferred platform.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU JOIN 

MS Store PC Users: There is always a risk that you may have to re-install the sim when joining/leaving a flight, so please keep this in mind before participating. When the flight ends, we ask that you manually remove yourself from the Preview. By doing so, you will get an update to MSFS with the latest public build. If you do not remove yourself from the group, we plan on automatically removing everyone on May 3rd. At that point, you will get an update to MSFS with the latest public build.

If you have MSFS content installed completely on a custom path, you will have a much lower chance that a full re-install will be necessary when the update is officially released. However, if your sim content is installed in the default path selected by the in-game content manager, you may have to reinstall the whole sim when moving from the test build to the public build. We recommend that those who wish to test with us ensure your sim content is located in a custom path before joining the flight to avoid full reinstallations in the future (Details on how to do this can be found here.) The best set up would be for your store app to live on the default C drive and sim content on a custom drive.

Please remember if you decide to join the Beta and install the build, you will likely have to re-install your sim if you wish to leave the Beta before it ends.

There will be a public forum area to submit feedback and test the release notes on Friday, April 1st, so please stay tuned until then.

https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/blog-march-31-2022-development-update/508088

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FWIW, I've done the last two beta versions and HAVE NOT HAD TO REINSTALL Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 at the end of the beta. I bought the Store version and have it installed in E:\MSFS.

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33 minutes ago, Twenty6 said:

FWIW, I've done the last two beta versions and HAVE NOT HAD TO REINSTALL Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 at the end of the beta. I bought the Store version and have it installed in E:\MSFS.

Did you leave those betas early? They are talking about that scenario specifically. Besides, just because an issue didn't happen to you doesn't mean it hasn't / won't happen to you or others, it's good to mention the potential pitfalls isn't it.

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I've had to reinstall twice so far, but hey... 3rd time's the charm so I'll be in. 

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I'll skip this one - I'm all beta'd out.

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I have joined every MSFS beta that has been offered. So far I have never had to do a re-install.  I have the Store version, but I keep my main MSFS folder on a separate SSD.

I have been prompted a few times, once the beta finished, it wants to re-install everything to the default MSFS path, but as long as you make sure you redirect it to your custom MSFS folder, before hitting OK, it sees all the files and does not do a re-install.  

I suspect this has happened to several users, and they end up with two installations. 

But there is always a first time, so having a backup of your main MSFS folder would save you the long downloads again.

 

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1 hour ago, rickjake said:

So far I have never had to do a re-install. ... but as long as you make sure you redirect it to your custom MSFS folder, before hitting OK, it sees all the files and does not do a re-install. 

just what the doctor ordered!

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2 hours ago, Freq_flyer44 said:

Did you leave those betas early?

I did not leave the betas "early," but I did leave before MS/Asobo closed everything down and forced simmers out of the beta.


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1 hour ago, Ridvan Celik said:

Anyone have the list of what’s in this beta? 

Tomorrow when it goes live.

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Cue the dozens of posters telling us they are definitely not going to join the beta. Ha ha. 

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insider avail, same here but I'm hesitating to click on anything on the 1st of April 😄

 

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