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  1. I've always used DDU when I update the nVidia drivers. I run DDU in Safe Mode exactly as you describe and then let the computer reboot into normal mode and the install the new driver. One thing I've been doing lately is unplugging from the internet or disabling the Network Connection while I do the uninstall and install of the new driver. That prevents Windows 10 from downloading and installing its own nVidia driver while you are working to install the new one. I've had that happen to me a few times and I had to do the process all over again. When you reboot after the uninstall in Safe Mode, Windows 10 should start in normal mode for sure. If it doesn't, something is not set correctly.
  2. Completely agree with G-RFRY in regards to getting a bigger SSD for your O/S drive. I went with a 500 GB SSD for my Windows 10 install on my new computer and have about 185 GB left even though I install all games on my other SSD's.
  3. After using my 25" 1080p 60hz monitor for years, I tried out a 27" 1440p IPS monitor and found that the IPS glow was pretty bad compared to my old monitor with just its backlight bleed. The glow was so bad that it really interfered with flying at night with FSX. I returned it. That was the spring. Last week I got the same monitor, but it's a TN panel. Hardly any glow on it and just a little bit of blacklight bleed on one side. A big difference from the IPS monitor. IPS may have better colors, but the glow really killed it for me. I like my TN panel and after playing around with the settings, I finally got the colors I consider nice.
  4. There is myTraffic 6 which for me was very simple to set up and use and it does a great job. Yes, the models are not as nice as AIG or WOAI, but for a fast simple install and with plenty of traffic, I have no regrets.
  5. So I finally discovered Steve's magical DX10 Fixer last month and been loving it since, but I find that installing any payware addon that adds more extensive contrails like Envtex or PrecipitFX causes a weird stuttering issue. The issue is not directly with the contrails themselves, but weirdly when flying high enough to get the contrails and then looking down at the ground from the plane. That's when the frame rate drops from a constant 30 fps down to like 20-23 fps. Only when these addon contrails appear and only when I look straight down at the ground passing underneath my plane do I see the frame rates drop. It's definitely the contrails as there is not stuttering before the contrails appear or after I lower my altitude to make the contrails disappear. This is issue does not happen with the FSX vanilla contrails. This is using Steve's latest Fixer version. As far as I can find, there is no option to turn on or off converting effects in the latest Fixer. Anyone else having this peculiar issue? Thanks.
  6. Until the virtual airline that I fly for converts more of its planes to MSFS, I'll be flying FSX for a long time to come and buying addons for it. I just 'upgraded' FSX using Steve's DX10 fixer and couldn't be happier. MSFS for me is a few years off for sure.
  7. Well I found this thread to be really rewarding for me. With my new 560TI, I keep on getting bad shimmering in FSX and my other games no matter what settings I tried in Inspector. But after trying SUPERVCAA 64X 4V 12 for the AA setting, the shimmers have really been cut down big time. Many thanks to both Iain and Rich Sennett for mentioning this AA setting as I wouldn't have know about it. My apologies to anyone else who mentioned it in this thread, but I missed their name.
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