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    Ernest Pergrem

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    Prior to my retirement I held positions as a Corporate Trainer and Computer Programmer. I served with the US Air Force from 1967 to 1971, where I earned my Private Pilot license while stationed in Germany. My interest in flight simulators began in 1985 after experiencing subLOGIC Flight Simulator II on a friend’s Commodore 64. When I bought my first PC in 1991, Microsoft Flight Simulator 4.0 was installed second only to MS-DOS.

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  1. Did you already attempt the reinstall or is the fsx.exe a remnant from a failed install? If from a failed install then point Revo to fsx.exe and let in uninstall everything related.
  2. Personally, I would download the free version of Revo Uninstaller. Uninstall the existing copy of FSX and use the aggressive post-uninstall scan to try and remove as much of a trace of FSX as I could. Unfortunately, that means all installed add-ons would go also, but it might make the success of the re-install more promising. I would also manually delete the support folders in Program Data and Roaming. If you don't feel comfortable with such an aggressive approach, then the re-installation of disk two might work out. Either way.. I hope you get back to flying soon.
  3. I'm sure it's been mentioned before, but with the issues that you are having why not just use Revo Uninstaller and do a complete install of FSX, with the aggressive post-uninstall scan?. Then pickup FSX: Steam during a sale and install it instead. Since it's though Steam you won't have the activation issues that you now face and you'll have a fully working copy of FSX.
  4. With MSFS 2024 being announced I doubt this will be the last time MSFS 2020 will be on sale. I predict even bigger discounts as the rollout approaches..
  5. Max, I'm not sure about others, but I relish the idea of learning how to create my own pages, but I'm guessing others wouldn't mind a few pages being readily available for FSX. I might even make use of them myself. 😀 Ernie
  6. HI Max, Thanks .You are correct. Got confused in all of my excitement.😀 Ernie
  7. If you decide to give Touch Portal a try be aware that with the MSFS plugin installed some of the pages will work with FSX without modification or the FSX Plugin. Therefore, since the pages were created using the MSFS plugin I would suggest installing it in addition to the FSX Plugin. If the pages work 'as is', great. If not, then you can create a new page or modify the existing page to use the FSX plugin. If you modify the original page please do not distribute it without permission of the original author.
  8. Thanks Max.. I should have qualified my "don't think it's compatible" statement since I can't test FSX:SE until I install it on my second machine. Either way, once again thanks..
  9. Max Paperno, who is the maintainer of the MSFS Touch Portal Plugin has created a version for FSX users. It uses Simconnect version 10.0.61259.0, so I don't think it is compatible with FSX:SE, but you can try. Currently it is only available at this link, but he will posting it to GitHub in the near future. The paid version of Touch Portal which is required to run the plugin is currently $13.99 USD. There are multiple pages that can be used with it, but because many of them were written for MSFS, some may not work with FSX. You can locate them by doing a search on Touch Portal pages and also at the original MSFS Plugin page on GitHub. Just look for the sub heading 'Pages and Examples. Ernie
  10. If you're comfortable with learning new things then AI Flight Planner is one of the quickest ways I know to create a flight plan. Sadly the developer passed away, but you can still find support on FSDeveloper.com and here on AVSIM.
  11. The only executables I run with FSX are Chase Plane, Active Sky 2016, SPAD and HID Macros and those are launched though SIMStarter.. I thought Chase Plane was my problem, but if I didn't pair it with FSX using SIMStarter it worked. I haven't tried vPilot since my move to Windows 11, so i should give it a go. Unfortunately, I don't use any of the others you mentioned so no feedback.
  12. As you can see from the first message in this thread I've been fighting the problem since early April. A second non-removable update took me down again. I then upgraded to Windows 11 hoping the problem would go away.. it didn't. However, I was able to resolve it by not having FSX launched by SIMStarter NG. Something which may not apply to you. I still let SIMStarter do its thing, I just start FSX after SIMStarter has completed its tasks. No recent API.DLL issues. It doesn't mean that I'm free and clear.and that SIMStarter is the issue. However, for the few flights I've done since I've adapted this strategy it's worked. Prior to the change all but one of my flights ended in a API.DLL crash. Will update if it changes.. Ernie
  13. Give Revo Uninstaller Free a try. Specify Forced Uninstall and select the MIami X folder when prompted for file or folder.
  14. Should be an uninstall program or give the Windows 'Add or remove programs' feature a try.. If no,t you can download Revo Uninstaller Free and use it to uninstall Miami X. Just be careful too aggressive a post uninstall scan and you can remove more than you want.
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