Dane Watson

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  1. FSX-SE

    The online chat will not help you. What I did was go to this linkk - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10 Then scroll to the bottom to Contact Microsoft Support Click GET STARTED - then you get a Chat Window - type in Windows Update - then Call Technician - then click on Call Me Back or Schedule a Call. You will automatically get Level 1 which is the lower level - they might help you but after a couple calls to them I insisted that I needed to go to Level 2 as I insisted on having Version 1607 ISO file downloaded and installed.
  2. FSX-SE

    Hi Carl, yes that is the actual conflict that version 1709 has.W When you click on a menu (that's what is known as a "Child Window") within FSX to open it for another option choice, it crashes.
  3. Thanks for your reply. I see your home airport must be CYYZ, mine is CZBB near to CYVR. Yes I am looking forward to P3D V4 in December.
  4. I first posted this message as I was so frustrated after spending almost two months and six (6) factory resets which included two "clean" resets, several consultations with MSI as well as several consultations with Microsoft - the result was still the same - crashes. It had nothing to do with add-ons as I had not added or changed anything for at least four months. It had everything to do with Windows 10 VERSION 1709. It is strange though that it does not affect all PC's and even DTG and Microsoft has acknowledged this - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4054150/issues-when-windows-10-fall-creators-update-calls-createwindowex-for-s Now after all this frustration and after reading what Microsoft suggested I called Microsoft Support again at their highest level (Level 2) and insisted that they download and install VERSION 1607, which they did. So another "clean" factory reset and two days later everything is re-installed as it was four months ago - THE RESULT - NOT ANY ISSUES WHATSOEVER. By the way the support technician setup my system so no updates will take place until I am assured by reports that version 1709 is now OK. I STILL PLAN ON PURCHASING P3D V4 IN DECEMBER
  5. FSX-SE

    I first posted this message as I was so frustrated after spending almost two months and six (6) factory resets which included two "clean" resets, several consultations with MSI as well as several consultations with Microsoft - the result was still the same - crashes. It had nothing to do with add-ons as I had not added or changed anything for at least four months. It had everything to do with Windows 10 VERSION 1709. It is strange though that it does not affect all PC's and even DTG and Microsoft has acknowledged this - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4054150/issues-when-windows-10-fall-creators-update-calls-createwindowex-for-s Now after all this frustration and after reading what Microsoft suggested I called Microsoft Support again at their highest level (Level 2) and insisted that they download and install VERSION 1607, which they did. So another "clean" factory reset and two days later everything is re-installed as it was four months ago - THE RESULT - NOT ANY ISSUES WHATSOEVER. By the way the support technician setup my system so no updates will take place until I am assured by reports that version 1709 is now OK.
  6. FSX-SE

    Thanks John. I intend to purchase V4 in December. I have FSW and it works extremely well but it is just not there yet. Also Xplane11 demo works amazingly. So I believe that P3DV4 should be no different and then I can install my Carenado, A2A aircraft as well as many of my P3DV4 compatible 3rd party scenery airports as well as FTX ORBX. Looking forward to this new venture but it will still be hard to give up 20 years of MSFS - but then life goes on.
  7. FSX-SE

    Response today to my issue from DTG... Hey Dane, Unfortunately this Windows update has caused issues with some users interactions with FSX. We're looking into this and working with Microsoft on a solution. Please bear with us whilst this is ongoing, your patience is greatly appreciated. All the best, Sam
  8. Response today to my issue from DTG... Hey Dane, Unfortunately this Windows update has caused issues with some users interactions with FSX. We're looking into this and working with Microsoft on a solution. Please bear with us whilst this is ongoing, your patience is greatly appreciated. All the best, Sam
  9. FSX-SE

    I received the latest Windows update today - it fixed the one issue I had regarding - MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR HAS STOPPED FUNCTIONING. This always occurred when I went into FSUIPC and accessed the sub-menu Load Flight - once in Load Flight when you scroll with the mouse to pick a new saved flight, the error occurred. I already ran this past FSUIPC and it has nothing to do with FSUIPC - this latest Windows update today fixed that. I still have the other issue with issue whenever you click say End Flight or Aircraft, I still get "error creating child window" and then it immediately goes to "an unsupported operation attempted". I do believe something in the FSX.CFG is causing this because if I eliminate the FSX.CFG and let FSX build a new one then this second issue goes away. The strange thing is that none of these two issues occurred before the September Windows update, however I think I am on to something here - the next day or two will tell. I did run CPU-Z as well as other utilities and all point to a perfectly running system. I also have flown FSW as well as the Xplane 11 demo and they perform magnificently.
  10. Thanks - I did install it and it eliminated one issue, one more to figure and I think it is something in the FSX.CFG - that's for tomorrow.
  11. Thank you simbol. I am for sure going to purchase P3D v4.1, but iI would still like to fix this issue with FSX-SE. You mention a topic here about a patch for Windows 10 - I will have to search it out, have not found it as yet.
  12. FSX-SE

    Thank you Max50
  13. FSX-SE

    Good to hear. What is the version number?
  14. FSX-SE

    Thank you for your reply and suggestions. Over a 6 week period I did four factory resets keeping files. Then I did two clean factory resets (all files gone). Then I installed the basic OS stuff and virus protection as well as Google Chrome browser. Then I installed Steam and FSX, Active Sky Next, and FSW. Then as i installed each add-on I would launch FSX and do a quick flight with no rudder pedals or joystick just to make sure all was well. Then I would create a Restore Point in case I had to go back to that point. Quite honestly throughout all the add-ons I never encountered any crashes. So then I installed FSUIPC and copied over my old FSUIPC4.inj file and that's when I started to have issues. I'm not saying it's FSUIPC but maybe something is corrupt. There were one or two other add-ons installed after FSUIPC but I don't remember what they were. I will take your suggestion to heart and I think I may have to do yet another clean factory reset. Goid thing I gave three pages of point by point steps including registration/passwords so it is actually quite easy to do and takes a full day. Thanks again.