Fly Away Simulation
Your #1 Source for Flight Simulators!

Search for Downloads

Use this form to search for downloads and addons including aircraft, scenery and more.

Search entire site

Use this form to perform a site-wide search for forum posts, news and reviews and videos.

SearchSearch 

Can't install FSX in 8.1

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
supertech
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 9
Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:55 am 

So what's up with this I wonder? I have new computer with 8.1 and it installed FSX with no problems. After getting a bad download from the net, I had to restore my computer to original settings. No big deal.

I installed FS 2002, 2004 with some small problems but they work. Now I can't install FSX at all -- it starts the install program and then gives me a message "1628: failed to complete installation" with no options except the OK button.
Can anyone help -- I am willing to try suggestions.

Can I possibly get it online using my original product key?
Thanks in advance.
Mike
per ardua ad astra
Back to top
RadarMan
Chief Captain
Chief Captain

Pro Member

Joined: Aug 25, 2003
Posts: 18745
Location: U.S.A
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:55 am 

This is from Microsoft's forum...BUT.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/1628-failed-to-complete-installation-win7-64bit/bb2173bc-8ef0-47df-b690-8a6438f822cb

I personally would use the free version of this.

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

Then reboot and try loading it again.

Let us know how you do.

Radar

Back to top
supertech
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 9
Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:59 am 

Thanx but I'm not sure I understand that. I have nothing installed so why would I want an uninstaller?
per ardua ad astra
Back to top
RadarMan
Chief Captain
Chief Captain

Pro Member

Joined: Aug 25, 2003
Posts: 18745
Location: U.S.A
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:49 am 

One of the reasons that you can't load FSX is that from the previous version you had something remains.
It may be one folder or an entry in the registry.
If a reinstall of Windows was fast and without penalties (loosing information) I would tell you to start with a fresh computer.
This is the only way I can think of to "start fresh" within limits and hopefully get FSX installed.

Feel free to ask more anytime, I hope I am right.

Radar

Back to top
supertech
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 9
Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:59 am 

OK -- I'm on it and I'll let you know how things turn out.
per ardua ad astra
Back to top
supertech
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 9
Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:34 am 

Sad to report the same notice from installshield.
I tried to uninstall the FSX X demo and it will not uninstall from my list of programs. I think it has interfered with my attempted FSX install which is basically the same name. Is that possible maybe?

I've been playing with flight sim for a long time but I must say I am not too literate about computers.

Mike
per ardua ad astra
Back to top
supertech
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 9
Location: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:44 am 

I did get the FSX X demo uninstalled but still no luck with Install FSX.
per ardua ad astra
Back to top
RadarMan
Chief Captain
Chief Captain

Pro Member

Joined: Aug 25, 2003
Posts: 18745
Location: U.S.A
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:30 am 

Did you try the link I gave you to free Revo.
You might have something left, or something in registry that is causing the problem.

Also:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

http://www.microsoft.com/Products/Games/FSInsider/tips/Pages/ContactingTechnicalSupport.aspx

This worked for someone else with the exact problem you have!

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/06/11/windows-8-enable-the-hidden-administrator-account/

Radar

Back to top
Post new topic   Reply to topic All times are GMT

Page 1 of 1
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Related Topics

Sign-Up

Signing-up for a Pro account gives you super fast uncapped speed to the thousands of FSX, FS2004 & X-Plane downloads which include aircraft, scenery and more - click here to view the library for free or...

Go Pro
Sign-Up Now

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter

Join over 130,000 subscribers of our free dedicated flight simulation newsletter. Featuring new downloads, products and industry news.

 

Survey

Have you downloaded your copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition?

Yes, they have really improved it.
No, I haven't downloaded it yet...
I'm going to stick with my original FSX.
I haven't even moved to FSX, I'm sticking with FS2004.
No, X-Plane all the way!
...there's a Steam Edition?
I've moved to Prepar3D.

Votes 15422

Social

Follow us on Social Networks

Subscribe to our newsletter

 
RSS Feed iPhone App

Terms & Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Copyright © 2017 Fly Away Simulation. All Rights Reserved.