Solved Flight Sim X won't load on Win XP

Microsoft Flight simulator x deluxe
July 14, 2011 at 17:12:05
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athalon 64
Had origonaly SP2 loaded and Flight simulator worked fine... loaded SP3 and it wouldn't load correctly..Is there a way i can start a computer loading SP2, sort of like starting in safe mode- so I can choose which SP# I what to load??

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#1
July 14, 2011 at 23:00:17
No, the only way to select compatibility levels with XP SP is if you are running Windows Vista or 7. The only compatibility options in XP are 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000. Can't imagine why a program would break with SP3.

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#2
July 15, 2011 at 04:30:53
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No, you cannot have a choice between SP2 and SP3, just not possible. It is one or the other.

Flight Simulator X runs fine on Windows XP 3. so SP3 is not the problem.

Stuart


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#3
July 16, 2011 at 09:29:48
No, you cannot have a choice between SP2 and SP3, just not possible. It is one or the other.

Stuart, not sure if you were rebutting my statement, but YES, it is possible in Windows 7 to select Windows XP SP levels for compatibility mode. In XP no, but Windows 7, yes.

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#4
July 16, 2011 at 12:39:40
I was referring to XP2 or XP3 within Windows XP which is what the OP seemed to be wanting to do.

Compatibility levels from one OS to another OS is a different thing altogether.

Stuart


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#5
July 19, 2011 at 12:21:33
thanks heaps... still can't see why FSX doesn't work though what could it be??

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#6
July 19, 2011 at 14:32:08
I would start looking at the graphics drivers. Perhaps an update may be in order. FS X can be very fussy with graphics.

Stuart


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#7
September 18, 2011 at 13:03:03
Hi josh .. me too could not install sfx on win-xp with sp3....??

I bought sfx yesterday and tried to install it on sp3 but could not.

if u could install it...pls drop in a line at siddhc@gmail.com
....thanks a ton !!


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#8
September 18, 2011 at 15:26:15
he said it works fine on sp2 then it wont load with sp3

Davidw


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