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  1. Agreed. But P2A has no deactivation function. An uninstall prior to the change does not work either. It's too strict. If the developer had been laid up for several weeks/months then those users (customers) who needed to reinstall would be unable to do so. There has to be a better way to protect software without customers being inconvenienced or at worse loosing access totally. My PMDG products continue to work after several changes without ever deactivating but I'm guessing this is more a function of the Flexnet product they install to keep their software secure. Cheers.
  2. Unfortunately pilot2atc is very “strict” with hardware changes. I upgraded from 16 to 32GB ram and that was sufficient to disable the product. A recent health scare for the developer makes me wonder about what contingency plans developers in general make to guard against this issue if they are a one man band. David.
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    Unread Content not working

    Same here. That's also my workaround.
  4. I resemble that. Had mine for 3 weeks and no regrets. Best things - so far. 1. Remote 2. 6 inputs. 3. Good speakers (I connected the headphone out to my small mixer - deaf in left ear so I can turn stereo to mono and hear everything) 4. 4K with no need to scale in Windows 10. 5. PS4 games look fantastic. 6. Very happy with 4K game performance via display port and HDMI2 ports. (Ryzen 2700x and 1080TI with 32GB 3200 Ram and SSD's) No downsides for me (I previously had a BenQ 32" - now relegated to my racing rig) Definitely consider your viewing distance. I have a large desk and can comfortably sit well back from the screen if necessary - normally around 900-1000mm. I do not open programs full screen (except games) but size them to what is comfortable and then move them around with the WinKey+Arrow shortcut. I was not happy with my Hackintosh plugged in as the scaling was either too small or much to big. I needed something in between. I'll need to research Mac support further. I still have a second 27" monitor for things I want to have open all the time. I would not be thinking that a 43" monitor would make a second screen unnecessary. Make sure you use the provided cables or ensure you use HDMI2 and quality DP cables to get 4K at 60. Hope this helps.
  5. Thanks for the update. Had 3 Windows 10 systems on my desk earlier patched to 1803. Each system would not talk to the other units via name. Ping using name and IP address worked. Also connecting via IP address was OK. But connecting by name was a bust. Disabled IP6 on all 3 systems and everything worked. Good one Joe. Also had a small server running Win10 Pro that updated to 1803. After reboot staff could not connect to shares. The network had become "unidentified" and defaulted to the Public profile. This profile disables discovery and sharing. Get it back on the Private profile and it works again. Cheers,
  6. Hi Robert, All sorts of network changes recently (version 1803) without clearly informing users. Very annoying. A couple of recommendations I've read and use myself are as follows. Windows key then type services 1. Function Discovery Provider Host - Make sure its set to run automatically (change and start the service if it is not). 2. Function Discovery Resource Publication - as above. No ill effects and my home network listings populate accurately. I still notice the list is still slow to refresh some times. Your tips above are also definitely on the money. Cheers,
  7. Good one Oliver. It pointed out a path error with my Global Ships xml. I did not get any crashes but maybe now I'll get to see my ships. To late to test. For the record I had <Path>P:\Prepar3D v4 Add-ons\Global Ships\scenery</Path> should have been <Path>P:\Prepar3D v4 Add-ons\Global Ships\scenery\world</Path> Cheers,
  8. Agree. With the 1803 Windows 10 update MCE would no longer work correctly on my system when running the wizard. Error pointing to my sound system as the culprit. Upgrading Realtek drivers did not help. Only removing my Realtek drivers and letting Windows install it’s own worked for me. Cheers,
  9. Just in case. Above the Exclusions setting there is a Controlled folder access setting, is it on or off? Normally off by default. Cheers,
  10. For those users (like me) that have difficulty with volume control from various sources in Windows 10. Ear Trumpet is a free app on the Microsoft Store that replaces the default speaker settings with its own take. After install hide the normal speaker icon and add the new ear trumpet icon to the task bar. It may prove useful. Cheers,
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    BAe JetStream 4100

    Interesting choice of words given the discussion here is about statements made by PMDG on their Facebook page and this forum in early 2015. The dates are clearly indicated in earlier posts and the pertinent details are quoted from PMDG.
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    BAe JetStream 4100

    I can see now that Luis is a fan who repeated the post made by PMDG 20 February 2015. So all the comments made by PMDG in early 2015 regarding the FSX-SE version were purely fictional. Well you fooled me.
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    BAe JetStream 4100

    So after 3 years we still can't get a straight answer. Any request for information was ignored until the post from Chris. Why did no one from PMDG nip this in the bud years ago. That comment on the sales page about a February release for SE was still there 12 months later. So Andy's comment is correct in that if the update was never going to happen (which 3 years later has proven to be true) then PMDG misled their customers. If only one person purchased JS4100 based on either statements in your marketing material, or on Facebook/AVSIM then being "allowed to believe" is also true. I'm the one. Further this comment below is from PMDG's Facebook page July 2015. I'm unsure if was written by a beta tester, employee or fan. Luis Fernando Royero "PMDG BAe JS4100 For those awaiting FSX:SE compatibility for the JetStream 41, this integration is completed and is awaiting testing. Right now we have a single, very large beta test taking place to cover "all things NGX" so we are refraining from adding this to the mix as it will create some confusion and not guarantee that we have a good solid test of this product under FSX-SE. We diid make a couple of minor fixes to this product during the update in order to eliminate a few common complaints we get to support... but mostly this product will be identical to the FSX version currently on the market." What are we make of this comment. If this or any of the other comments were not correct I cannot see where PMDG disputed or corrected them. I certainly was led to believe the upgrade would happen, just delayed again. The FSX-SE JS41 module added in March 2015 was removed quietly some 30 months later. PMDG now have a P3D Module. This along with Chris's comment leads me to believe the FSX-SE version will never happen. Can you confirm?
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    BAe JetStream 4100

    The JS4100 was the first payware aircraft I purchased. The cost was of concern with exchange rates, therefore I did my due diligence and went ahead based on what I consider a reasonable expectation that I would get an FSX-SE compatible version. This was based on information provided on the PMDG sales page and several Facebook posts by PMDG. When I paid for the JS4100 the sales page stated and I quote. "Note: Product not yet compatible with FSX:Steam Edition. Expected compatibility date: Late February." That's February 2015. 24 Jan 2015 rsrandazzo posted on AVSIM "Next up, we will be completing conversion of the PMDG BAe JS4100 to make it compatible with FSX and FSX-SE. We anticipate this process taking a two days with another couple of days tacked on for functionality testing..." Also on 24 January 2015 on Facebook PMDG wrote - "As promised, some more news this weekend! PMDG BAe JS4100 for FSX Steam Edition: In addition to new installer for the PMDG 777 for FSX Steam Edition, we have a new installer for the PMDG BAe JS4100 for FSX SE, that should be ready within days!" On 20 February 2015 on Facebook PMDG wrote - [21FEB15] A Couple General Updates - NGX, J41, Xplane, P3D... Captains- PMDG BAe JS4100 For those awaiting FSX:SE compatibility for the JetStream 41, this integration is completed and is awaiting testing. Right now we have a single, very large beta test taking place to cover "all things NGX" so we are refraining from adding this to the mix as it will create some confusion and not guarantee that we have a good solid test of this product under FSX-SE. We diid make a couple of minor fixes to this product during the update in order to eliminate a few common complaints we get to support... but mostly this product will be identical to the FSX version currently on the market.PMDG" On 3 March 2015 Operating Center Changelog Added: FSX-SE J-41 module. (I note this was silently removed in late 2017 without a changelog entry) On 13 March 2015 on Facebook PMDG wrote - "The PMDG BAe JS4100 starts testing this week...." On 31 March 2015 on Facebook PMDG wrote - "[30MAR15] NGX Updates and some other News Bits Captains- Pending Updates for the J41: Beta testing the J41 has taken a back seat to the changes we needed to make to the NGX and 777, but will resume shortly. Unlike the NGX and 777, the J41 isn't getting a significant code update, so it is a much simpler test process for us- as it primarily is just an installation validation process. We hope to have that released to you soon as well!" Given these comments I purchased the product in early April 2015. Three years later you state that there are no plans to bring the JS41 to FSX-SE. I'm sure there is a term for this type of marketing - and not a very nice one.