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About bobbyjack

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    I play and ,sometimes, build guitars. I don't play computer games,and got into FS9 on a wim. Doing FS has forced me to learn alot about computers.

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  1. bobbyjack

    Installation Glitch!?

    Yup. I just did a fresh install of W10 from the newest ISO from Microsoft. I have indeed noticed delays before an installer begins. No idea what's causing it yet.
  2. So here is another perspective. 4GB of ram isn't enough to operate a modern computer, much less throw in trying to run a game. Forget almost everything from the past about tweaks and drives. Absolutely install FSX on the SSD and as much as you can that is associated with it. You probably won't need ANY tweaks to your system or the cfg file. Start with default FSX, including in game default settings, though you can set these high fairly soon. Turn off background services, though if your computer is running properly these don't effect FSX like they used to. Update all drivers. Lighting texture refresh? I'm skeptical. 300 fps is a waste of computing power. Why would you need more than 30 or 40 max. Just some things to think about.
  3. bobbyjack

    Win 10 CPU usage and interrupts

    Well, don't forget that W7 is not the same as W10, so you can't treat it as such. Try running without any tweaks (HT and fiber frame). Remember, most of those things were developed for much weaker computers. Try different setting for everything ( including OC), not just the same ones you used in W7. It has always been the case that you can't have too much ram. I know someone who does music composition that has 96 GB of ram. Sometimes it's hard to find good drivers for W10, so keep at it. W10 has a gaming mode setting. I don't know how much good it does, but you might try it. Good luck.
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    windows 10 unable to associate .cfg to notepad

    And there are a few ways to reset associations from within Settings.
  5. Interesting. But what constitutes an upgrade, anymore? In the old days, when I installed a new MB and CPU, Windows would make me call to be able to activate itself. This was because Microsoft thought I was trying to install the same copy of Windows on two computers. If that is true for FSX, I shouldn't have been able to install it on as many different computers as I have. If an upgrade (other than GPU and RAM, etc.) is different from a new computer, it doesn't make sense to ding an upgrade and not a new computer. Of course, Windows activation is different, now the last two W10 installs I've done have been from the generic W10 download. Then I signed in with my Microsoft ID.
  6. This topic of fsx keys comes up every now and then. I think at first it was four times. Then they extended it. Then I thought it became unlimited. I have installed my copy of FSX Deluxe on every OS since XP and twice on W10. The last time was about a year ago. I never had to install as admin of to a different directory. Though I've always had Home versions of Windows, and I run almost completely stock. I also don't have problems with updates. Hmmmm, maybe I'm not a real simmer.
  7. bobbyjack

    Windows 10 file explorer

    You can also view and change file associations various ways in Settings/Apps. This has worked for me when other methods did not.
  8. bobbyjack

    large drop in fps

    You can only turn off Defender temporarily. Defender usually doesn't cause this type of problem. You haven't given us much to go on. But you might check to see if there are updated GPU drivers.
  9. Billkhaled, If this is a 64 bit system, I would suggest 4 more GB of ram. That way FSX can use the full 4gb it is capable of. As well as your computer running better, anyway. I have run default FSX on a laptop with a slower i3 and much less graphics capability with most settings high (you just have to find the right ones) without stuttering.
  10. bobbyjack

    fsx gold edition/ keep on getting error

    Have you tried making sure you have the latest drivers for your yoke? Short of that, I think I might delete the .dll rather than try to fix it. If the yoke doesn't fix it, then reinstall the yoke. Then scan your system with everything you have.
  11. bobbyjack

    Appreciating Windows 10, a year into ownership

    I'm not in IT, but I know folks who are. I've only been a user since W 98. I've never had a real problem with any version of Windows. I've used 'em all. Where some better than others? Sure. Does Microsoft change things that might not seem to make any sense? Sure. So what. I don't mind learning something new. Besides, I don't try to force what I think I know about an older version of windows on to a newer version. I think that's the problem. Sometimes what worked in an older version is now different. OK, I can adjust. How about "right-click". That hasn't hardly changed at all. Lots of things are the same. And speaking of FSX. We all started using it on XP. Ran like crap. No one had a powerful enough box. So it was decided that it was poorly written. Maybe it was. And yet, how many pieces of software does anyone own that has run just fine, given the right hardware, on every version of Windows from XP through 10?
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    Current FSX state of the art, performance-wise?

    My suggestions would be these: Start over. Totally default FSX. It will set things based on your specs that are always well below what your rig is capable of. Leave them there for now. No cfg. tweaks. Remember Nick's settings are for much weaker computers than yours. Set fps at unlimited. Do a test flight. Note frames. Max out scenery settings. Maybe not water, and no shadows for now. Test fly. Raise AI. test fly. Note that this is probably the best fps you will ever get. A few cfg. tweaks might help a little. Sometimes limiting fps helps, sometimes not. It just depends on what looks good to you. Remember that any add on from now on will only drag down performance. It just depends on what you want to put up with. I have been surprised at the low specs of some so called "gaming computers". Don't be fooled.
  13. bobbyjack

    AI Traffic Livery replacement

    Don't need it. Most airline names are already in FSX. Just make sure the proper name is in the aircraft cfg file. Some repaints come with good instructions, some don't
  14. bobbyjack

    Blue Screen has me puzzled

    Ccleaner isn't intended to do anything with BSOD. I suggest you really need to go into event viewer and find the real fault. MB might be it, or something that interfered with it. Which means that there is still a problem. As for MS updates, I've never had a real problem. As you know most of them are security updates. extremely important in this day and age. Most of the last big virus attacks, MS had already issued patches for but some IT folks didn't deploy them in a timely fashion, and paid the price.
  15. bobbyjack

    AI Traffic Livery replacement

    And, as you know, if done correctly, ATC will call the proper name of the airline. Then there's a way to get airlines of a feather to park together. Then make your own airports. But those are jobs for another day.