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About WilliamB

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  1. I get an install hot key. Makes me feel stupid. Where are the products installed. I assume that all products that install are compatible with FSX:SE? Thanks you for your help. WilliamB
  2. Nick, I have attached a screenshot below. Let me know if this is what you needed. Thanks, WilliamB
  3. Nick, Yes but I will have to look up how screen images are taken. But first I may have misstated saying "no option" to download. It would have been more accurate to say it did not recognize my products for download. When you click on the download arrow on the top left of the screen it shows message "Download Queue-There are no products in the queue". I don't know how to get products into the Queue as this is automatic when P3Dv5 is selected as the Sim. On the left side of the screen there is a listing of my Orbx products-Global, Regions, Airports, other, Misc. An empty white circ
  4. I just completed setup of new Windows 10 64bit computer. I installed P3DV5 on an empty 1TB SSD to G:\LockheedMartinPrepare3Dv5. I created a separate G:\Orbx Central Library. Opened Orbx Central 4.4.14. Orbx Central recognized my Prepare3D installation and all my Orbx products. I downed all Orbx sceneries into the G:\Orbx Central Library. All Orbx Sceneries were installed in Prepare3Dv5 without problem. Worked well. My Question relates to issue with FSX Steam Edition. On the same computer I installed Steam on an empty 1TB SSD to H:/steam. My FSX Steam Edition was installed to H:/s
  5. Doug, Thanks for your 2017 post. I went to the responses to your post. My problem is somewhat different. As I understand the registry fix documented in the responses causes the activation panel to appear. In my situation after loading Acceleration the activation panel come up. I am able to enter the activation code but then receive the error that I have exceeded the activation limit. It also gives me the option of activating by phone with a provided different activation code. Telephone activation center no longer deals with FSX. I am also able to chose the activate later op
  6. I just built a new computer in part because I wanted a more capable machine for FSX using Orbx scenery. Installed Windows 7 professional and an original boxed MFS Gold Edition purchased in 2013. FSX installed and activated with no problem. Acceleration installed but after entering the product key I received the following error: the number of activations for this product have been exceeded, try again or call Microsoft activation. I tried both and neither worked. As there was essentially nothing on my hard drive but FSX and the OS, I reinstalled the OS and FSX and Acceleration and the sa
  7. Nick, I did as you recommended--ran FSX from the FSX icon and the program ran with no black screens. It could not find the Orbx directory which still resides in the renamed FSX old directory. I noticed when I unselect the Orbx Scenery in settings I don't get the "unable to find" errors. My RTX Central 3 does run, however. I thought I would try copying the Orbx files from "my backup" under the FSX Old directory follow your recomentdations in "how to install FTX products........" if you think that is appropriate. I also have a lot of Addons that reside in the FSX Old directory.
  8. Nick, Thanks for that explanation. I will proceed and let you know the results. WilliamB
  9. Hello Nick, Let me see if I understand your recommendations and rationale. I should rename the current FSX root folder. I should create a new folder with the original name of my FSX root folder in the same location. By same location: you mean same subdirectory? Is the new folder with the name of my original FSX root folder empty or should it contain the same subfolders and files as my original root folder? My root folder size is 207GB. I have never run a "repair" from my FSX discs. I assume the repair is run on an installed FSX program. I did look at the contents of my
  10. Nick and Ken I appreciate both your replies and think Nicks instructions may help at some point. But my situation Is not a clean install on new computer. I need to get a working FSX program on my current installation. I believe the graphics files in my FSX installation are corrupted. Absent a fix for my FSX display problem I am stuck. I made an image of my hard drive in mid 2017 but have made hardware changes that make the recovery of that image problematic although it may come to that. Essentially the PDMG folks have good guidance for a complete removal of all the FSX program. Once tha
  11. I am in the unfortunate situation of havjng to completely uninstall FSX and Addons/reinstalling same due to black screen graphics problem that as yet cannot be corrected. My FSX installation is quite extensive. I am following an article from www.precisionmanuals.com (PMDG) regarding complete uninstall/reinstall of FSX and Addons. It is unspecific regarding Orbx products. I am asking for advice on proper way to uninstall and reinstall Orbx Scenery that would help avoid problems? With FTX Central 3 having all my Orbx products and uninstall/install features would it be appropriate to use
  12. On further searching I found a post by Just Fly (Sept. 3 2011) with the same error as I encountered on leaving FSX after flying the Lancair, The solution was to disable files found in the ....Microsoft Flight Simulator X/Guages folder. The files were; Hobbs.gau, , Lancairhobbs.dat, and Lancair2hobbs.dat. I renamed each by adding ,off to the end of each file name and left the renamed files in place. This disables the Hobbs guage in the Lancair but the hobbs guage is critical to my enjoyment of the Lancair. Thanks to the Orbx personnel and the developer of the Lancair for this solution.
  13. I recently purchased Orbx Lancair from the FlightSimStore: fss0533125. After flying the Lancair FSX the computer locks up on exit. I searched the problem on Orbx forums and found a post on the payware forum from Happywarrior75 dated December 17, 2014 with a problem identical to what my computer is having. I tried/checked all recommendations offered except reinstalling FSX on separate drive or different folder. FSX on my machine is installed on C:....Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Games/Microsoft Flight Simulator X. I am the administrator on my Windows 7 installation but also tried insta
  14. Richard, In no way do I feel you are being rude. Sorry for the infraction of rules. I will go to proper forum in future. WilliamB
  15. Richard, Thanks for your correction. I noticed you have an i7-4790k 4Ghz with 4.5 OC and an Asrock Z97Extreme4Mboard. I have an i5-4690 3.5Ghz and an Azrock Z97M OC Formula board. I want to OC to 4Ghz. I have Intel Perftune utility and Asrock Formula Drive. The documentation is limited for these utilities. Do have any references/URL's that would provide info on the OC process. As yet I am not comfortable with trial and error. WilliamB
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