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Windows 10 & FSX

Sat May 21, 2016 8:53 pm

Looks like I got a forced upgrade to Windows 10 overnight. Having read about user's experiences with FSX in the Windows 10 environment, I was hesitant to use the free upgrade, but now that I have it, I've flown a test flight with no major issues. Has anyone else had successes or difficulties with using FSX after the upgrade?
 
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csturdiv
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RE: Windows 10 & FSX

Sat May 21, 2016 11:39 pm

Been using FSX and W10 for a while and no issues at all. I get pretty good performance frame rate wise.
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RE: Windows 10 & FSX

Sat May 28, 2016 2:44 pm

I keep getting reminders to upgrade to W10, but I'm a bit apprehensive about it. Do you have to reinstall anything or should it everything we as it was once complete?
 
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RE: Windows 10 & FSX

Sat May 28, 2016 9:15 pm

Quoting RRTrent (Reply 2):
Do you have to reinstall anything or should it everything we as it was once complete?

It depends which version you're upgrading from. It's been a while but, as I recall, you can't go straight from 8.0 to 10 without performing a clean installation. You can, however, upgrade to 8.1 first then upgrade to 10 without losing anything.
 
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RE: Windows 10 & FSX

Mon May 30, 2016 12:44 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 3):

W7 Professional (aint got a clue which version)?
 
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RE: Windows 10 & FSX

Tue May 31, 2016 10:05 am

Quoting RRTrent (Reply 4):

To be honest, I don't know but I don't see why you wouldn't be able to upgrade without a clean install. I think the issue was specific to 8.0. You could take a look here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...ndows-10/upgrade-to-windows-10-faq

It explains what's involved and how to check for compatibility.
 
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RE: Windows 10 & FSX

Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:35 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 5):

Cool, I'll have a read of that. Thanks
 
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RE: Windows 10 & FSX

Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:44 pm

What is about FS2004 issued? I am very AFRAID of install Windows 10. I rather stayed Windows 7.


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RE: Windows 10 & FSX

Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:02 am

Quoting Q (Reply 7):
What is about FS2004 issued? I am very AFRAID of install Windows 10.

FS2004 can work with Windows 10 but you might have to do a bit of work. A search for "Windows 10 FS2004" reveals plenty of discussion about it.

However... you can pick up FSX on Steam for much less than the original price, along with a fair selection of reasonably priced add-ons.
 
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:29 am

I haven't had any problems with FSX on Windows 10. I've since moved on to P3DV3 which runs without a problem.

Thanks for sharing
Steven
 
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:03 am

I'll give an update to anyone who is looking at making the step to W10. I done it last week and it was put simply, the biggest mistake of my computing life.

I had errors trying to go back to W7 which has resulted in me losing all my FSX stuff and everything else which was installed. Its been so tragic that I'm thinking of using this as a turning point and making the move to P3D... Maybe its a sign :lol:

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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:13 pm

A lot, if not all, of your FSX addon's will work in P3D with a little work. Shouldn't be the end of the world and will be well worth the move. Trust me.

Thanks for sharing
Steven
 
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:01 am

I'll think I'll give it a go, I've nothing to lose at this stage anyway

I'll trust you :)
 
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:14 pm

I got my Windows 10 update a few days ago and my FSX seems to run just as good as it did before.
 
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:27 pm

Mine actually works better, and I get far fewer error messages and crashes.

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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:10 am

I am kinda new here and I do apologize if this has already been answered but here goes my situation and question...finally after years long over due I finally had some extra money to buy a new desktop from dell with Windows 10 and upgrading to FSX from FS9, which version should I purchase of FSX that will be compatible with Windows 10? I plan on using PMDG aircraft and using FS Dream Team scenery among other sceneries. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:13 pm

If you're buying a new simulator at this point, might I suggest Lockheed's Prepar3D or XPlane? If you have the computer performance to go with it, and you're going with the high detail addons you've described, Prepar3D is going to perform better and is actually supported now, as most developers including FSDT are dropping FSX as of last year. You're going to have to buy a new version of the PMDG anyway, so if cost isn't an issue that should be the better option for you.
 
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:12 pm

P3D v4 is 64-bit and better uses the hardware of computers. FSX and other sims are 32-bit and are limited due to that. (with that said, I am still a FSX user but will be migrating to P3D soon-ish, still thinking of buying a new laptop as I am unsure if my current one can handle it).
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:17 am

Thank you both for your help. Much appreciated!
 
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:30 pm

I have been running FSX on Windows 9 and 10 for some time now and mostly without issue. Recently, however, I have been encountering some pretty stupid and annoying things, such as nav lights not displaying or the graphics progressively failing as the flight goes on.
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Re: Windows 10 & FSX

Mon May 14, 2018 12:09 pm

bobbydigital407 wrote:
I am kinda new here and I do apologize if this has already been answered but here goes my situation and question...finally after years long over due I finally had some extra money to buy a new desktop from dell with Windows 10 and upgrading to FSX from FS9, which version should I purchase of FSX that will be compatible with Windows 10? I plan on using PMDG aircraft and using FS Dream Team scenery among other sceneries. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


I am a bit late for the party but maybe it’s still helpfull for you.
If you want to stay using FSX then I suggest to buy the FSX steam edition which is a bit tweaked compared to the old FSX.
It is often on sale. I got mine for 5 Euro.
I use P3Dv4 now and that is far superior though.

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