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  • Right after my upgrading to Windows 10 Flight Simulator would no longer work. At first it complained about not having Admin privileges, but I changed the profile to execute as Admin and I no longer get that message.  Now I get the question of do I want to allow this app to make changes.  After I select "yes" I get absolutely nothing in response.  There is no error message or any response.  I have checked other forums and they have suggested downloading new drivers, etc.  I have tried some of these fixes, but I really don't think this is something that I ought to have to do.  Something has changed and that is Windows.  So I think it is up to them to resolve this issue rather than for me to take hours of my own time to figure this out with my own limited knowledge.  Everything else seems to work fine, although I am not very impressed with Edge.

    I hope someone will read this and have an easy fix for me rather than downloading useless drivers that don't fix the problem.  Oh, I did remove the program and reload it again with exactly the same results. 


    • Edited by fsx user Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:21 PM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:20 PM

Answers

  • I think, it is : 

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Type=Software&Name=Microsoft+Flight+Simulator+2004&ModelOrVersion=&Vendor=Microsoft&Locale=&LastSearchTerm=&BreadcrumbPath=&TempOsid=Windows+10


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Friday, August 21, 2015 12:08 AM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:42 PM
  • If the issue persists, please also contact the support of Microsoft Flight Simulator:

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


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Friday, August 21, 2015 12:08 AM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:43 PM

All replies

  • I think, it is : 

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Type=Software&Name=Microsoft+Flight+Simulator+2004&ModelOrVersion=&Vendor=Microsoft&Locale=&LastSearchTerm=&BreadcrumbPath=&TempOsid=Windows+10


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Friday, August 21, 2015 12:08 AM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:42 PM
  • If the issue persists, please also contact the support of Microsoft Flight Simulator:

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


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Wooding Friday, August 21, 2015 12:08 AM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:43 PM
  • When I started Flight simulator it would start then go to a black screen. I found that if you press Alt + Enter leaving full screen mode it works fine. Once your are in flight mode you can switch back to full screen. Leaving flight mode you have to leave full screen mode. Sorry I couldn't respond sooner. I just discovered this today.
    • Proposed as answer by vzahurance Monday, November 16, 2015 1:34 AM
    Monday, November 16, 2015 1:34 AM
  • I also agree, Windows should repair this problem.  I love to fly the flight simulator 2004 but cannot get it to work on Windows 10.

    Sunday, January 3, 2016 3:29 PM
  • Hi my friend .. I have had the same issue and I did all what you have done ... I purchased a new Dell 8900 with lots of goodies and my FS2004 does the same thing as yours. I really regret I purchased the new dell with the horrible win10 platform .. I am reading a lot about it and do not have a fix yet. I even installed the FS9 patch and it did not help at all. Win10 sucks!
    Friday, March 4, 2016 11:20 PM
  • I'm having the same problem exactly. Bought a new computer with WIN 10 and FS2004 wont run on it. I think the fact that it is a 2004 edition and we are in 2016, the program is just not compatible with it. Microsoft needs to add updates for this to run on win 10 or create another FS program like 2004 that will run on win 10.

     
    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 4:57 PM
  • Contrary to some beliefs, compatibility problems are not a fatality, it's always possible to maintain subsystems for older programs, and not that complicated, but it's essentially in the hands of Microsoft.

    Windows 7 came out with what was called "XP mode", that permitted users to install and run selected programs under a full XP software environment. Alas, for some obscure reason, it has been absent from subsequent Windows releases up to and including Windows 10 today. It's not that unlikely that M$ intends to make an artificial business out of compatibility problems, which means Windows programs would only be able to run for, say, ten years before you have to pay more if you want to keep them running...

    Friday, April 8, 2016 1:18 AM