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#1 hanss


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:23 PM

Hello all,


I inquired about buying the Sim Skunk Works F-104 for fsx. The provider said that Windows 7 would be better to install than Windows 8. I expressed my doubt as I am flying quite some planes without any problems in windows 8. I mentioned to him, that I would ask around to see whether other people experience the same problems. 


Does anyone have experience on the use of windows 8?


Thanks in advance



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#2 sigfreq



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:00 PM

I've been using FSX on Windows 8 since Jan 2013. Had a few problems with FSX crashing and also errors in finding the UIAutomationCore.dll file. I followed these instruction on removing and reinstalling FSX. And it been running great since.




Although I kept my saved flights folder by renaming it and then copying it back after the install was complete.


Also this link here on SIMforms has a lot for good info as well, but I think the main thing is to make sure FSX is installed in a folder on your c: drive such as c:\fsx,


I also had prblems reinstalling FSX getting a error 1722 just beforre the install completed. Microsoft has a software reset tool at this link:




And it worked ok in Widows 8 on my PC.


I tried upgrading to windows 8.1 and ran into problems with very slow frame rate. And then I found I couldn't delete FSX in Windows 8.1. Kept geting an error during the uninstall. Fortunitly I did a complete back up and restored everything back to Windows 8. I might try windows 8.1 again but will remove FSX first before I do the upgade to Windows 8.1 (some time when I have 2 or 3 days to waste messing about with it.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:40 AM

Hi guys so it sounds like FSX and 8.1 are ok together? I'm thinking of doing a clean install of 8.1 64bit because I'm having software glitches with 7 pro 64 bit. I keep getting an HRESULT 0xc000014B error. I've uninstalled and reinstalled SIMCONNECT.

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