16 Feb 2007
Looking around I could not find a post related to IE 7 so here goes.
I installed FSX as directed my MS on 11 Nov 2006. No troubles at all and activated the same day, also no troubles. Everything has been fine until two weeks ago.
I installed IE 7 over IE 6, with no difficulties and no messages, and within a day or so I received a message, at FSX loading, that there is an activation problem, please contact MS. MS on line help is worse than useless, and I have not been able to get them on the phone so far. I did receive a phone call from a twenty year old women in Chicago, asking how Microsoft's service was wih my recent problem. She did not know anything about FSX or computers or any of my e-mails, her words. She sounded so young that I asked her how old she was, hence her age.
I tried to re-install FSX using the repair option on DVD #1. Two error messages, #'s 1722 and 1603 which indicated a windows XP problem, and FSX would not re-install or fix itself.
Now I re-istalled windows XP, no troubles and when I was finished at least IE 7 was gone. FSX activation problem still the same. I tried to fix FSX again via DVD #1,same results as last time.
FSX runs fine for 30 minutes and then locks the computer, black screen, which requires a power switch reboot.
My computer is new, twin ATI 1950 cards, three monitors etc., etc.
Robert A. Froebel