Hello, I'm not sure if you still monitor this thread but I thought I would let you know that this post and the information you reference from Mergatroid (great name!), worked for me with anissue running Flight Sim World (could not get past a brief "... starting FSW message pane) after receiving 2 (yes TWO!) replies from Dovetail Games in a little over a month's time with absolutely no help whatsoever except (and I would barely call this help), after looking at the dxdiag file I sent per their request; "it appears to us there is nothing wrong with the configuration of your system." Anyway ... your post and Mergatroid's solution solved my issue! Windows 7 Updates were not downloading even though Windows Update was turned on. I know there are others with this issue in FSW (you can go through a lot of troubleshooting posts in a month!) so, take heed--ETNWHVAC and Mergatroid have one in the solved column here! THANK YOU!