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Gary Kay
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Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:14 am 

I hope I am using your forum correctly. Since I had to buy a new computer with windows 7 I have not had Flight Simulator for 2 years. I Have flightsim 5.1 in the box but it would not install on my machine so after searching I bought a copy of flightsimX thinking it the latest and greatest but it says to be installed on Windows XP. Oops, did I make a mistake? Can FlightsimX be installed my my windows 7 machine? Should I avoid opening the package and resell it as new? Can I use the older version 5.1 with some tweeking?
I miss flight simulator. Any thoughts or advice?? Question
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Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:33 am 

Just guessing but I think trying to run Flight Sim 1 would be much to much trouble...if possible at all.

I am running FSX on W7 64 bit without any problems, you shouldn't have any either.
I hope you bought FSX GOLD not just Deluxe.
Let us know how you do.

Radar

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Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 12:34 am 

FSX seems to be working fine, am back in the "saddle" again and yes it is deluxe gold edition. The graphics aren't fabulous but I am sure my machine is not optimized to run amazing graphics. What might I consider to make it prettier. thanks for the info.
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Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 2:08 am 

A good new 1-2gig video card, the best that you can afford will go a long way in making it run smoother (lock it at 20 FPS) and look prettier. Laughing

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