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  1. If you read my post again you will find that I said: "Microsoft will only ensure that Windows 10 will work on the latest processors, which is fair enough" Saying "fair enough" shows that I understand Microsoft's stand on this and that's not knocking them. But to be absolutely correct on this matter both the processor manufacturer and the software developer have to work together to ensure that the processor can run Windows 10 and that Windows 10 has the latest processor to work with. David
  2. Now this is more in line with what I have read. Microsoft will only ensure that Windows 10 will work on the latest processors, which is fair enough. Anyone with a previous version of Windows will have to take pot luck. David
  3. Comforting thoughts! I have to admit that the article I read was dated 2016 and here we are in the middle of 2018 and i5 processors are still available! I mustn't panic!!!! David
  4. And here lies another BIG problem for us FS9-ers. From what I am reading Microsoft will not be doing anything further to ensure Windows 7 and 8 will run on the new Intel [and possibly AMD?] processors. My rig currently uses an Intel i5 processor but when these cease to be available then the only route will be Windows 10 on a newer processor - that is so long as compatability mode remains available to us. This leaves me thinking about buying right now another PC, or i5 processor with mobo, and keeping it on standby just to future-proof myself and ensure I can get a bit more enjoyment from the hobby. It could be that I might even have to think the unthinkable - that when my current PC finally gives up I too will give up on flight sims. At my age, and considering the huge cost of moving to another sim platform, the end of the line might finally come one of these days. David
  5. Amen to that!! David
  6. The more I read this thread the more I think - Windows 10, NEVER! It seems that that OS is a bit like Russian Roulette and life has enough problems as it is!! David
  7. vector

    A Sad Farewell

    Last night I was looking at one of my Just Planes videos. It featured Aurigny Airllines Trilanders flying around the Channel Islands. It suddenly struck me how realistic the views in FS9 are when compared with those out of the windows of the Trilander. I was pleasantly surprised. David
  8. vector

    A Sad Farewell

    That's surely got to be a world record!! David
  9. vector

    A Sad Farewell

    Ian .... "To invest the hundreds of hours I would need to reinstall and tweak FS9 back to something like the level I had ...." I thought about this situation quite some time ago and so devised a backup and restore system which enables me to reinstall FS9 in about 8 hours - and I have just about everything you could imagine for the whole of Europe which has to be something like 30 countries. A considerable part of my reinstallation is nothing more that copying and pasting whilst I go and make some coffee. I have every tweak, adjustment and whatever documented for those areas of the sim which I cannot "auto" restore which makes reinstalling them a no brainer. Sorry to hear about Windows 10 causing you so much grief but that is why I'll never run FS9 under that OS. Yes, I know that Windows 7 support will run out in January 2020 but my dedicated PC for the sim doesn't have any personal data stored on it so I'll be quite happy to take any security risks for the very little time I access the Internet on it. I'm at the wrong end of life to consider moving away from FS9 but if I wasn't then I'd wait until a completely new sim is written from the ground up. That's got to come some day!! David
  10. vector

    Soarfly

    Well that makes sense!! And I can confirm that Sandown is indeed available for download now. David
  11. vector

    Soarfly

    Everything is sorted now. They had to rebuild the installer for FS2004. It's now available in their shop. Gaputz - I don't know why Sandown should be "out of stock" as I never experienced that message myself. But .... how can a download ever be out of stock????!!!! David
  12. vector

    Soarfly

    I recently bought their Sandown airfield but unfortunately the installer only offered the FSX and P3D versions. I sent an e-mail to support and received a very prompt reply that they would correct the installer to include FS2004. However, that was a week ago and I've heard nothing further. I've also sent several e-mails but none of them have been acknowledged - absolutely zilch on that front. I tried downloading the installer again a few minutes ago but it hasn't been fixed. Does anyone have any ideas what might be going on here? David
  13. vector

    UK2000 Guernsey Xtreme released

    Don't think!! It definitely is. Very sad but we have had some fantastic sceneries from this guy in the past. David
  14. vector

    New FS9 Scenery

    With the release a few days ago of UK2000's version of Guernsey in the Channel Islands comes the sad news that no more new airports will be made by them for FS9. I was rather hoping that Bournemouth and Southampton airports would be made for FS9 as I was so looking forward to them. However, Soarfly at https://www.soarflyconcepts.com/ are reported to be making an FS9 version of Southampton for release sometime this year and they have two lovely other airfields for us - Alderney, in the Channel Islands, and Sandown, in the Isle of Wight. Soarfly are worth taking a look at. David
  15. vector

    Good value for money!

    I've still got my Sidewinder but, being a purist, I don't use it now as the only aircraft I fly is one which has a yoke in real life. But if I ever decided to fly a Cub again ....! Dijvid