On my original thread about how to find reliable easy to follow directions for adding aircraft to FS2004 several folks were kind enough to give me some helpful informaton as well as websites to go to. Just to give you an example how the smallest thing can trip up a novice . I went to one of these sites that detailed step by step procedures . One of the very first things this individual stressed was that you have to know how to create a " directory" because you have to download these new add on files in to these new " directories" to simplify and avoid confusion . He said " If you dont know how to create a directory , Stop and go buy a copy of " An Idiots Guide to Vista " Now this immediately puzzled me because if my memory is correct and from another site I just looked at , it stated " create two " files or folders " on desktop. Creating a new file or folder on desktop is not a problem. Creating a " directory " is another matter . Or is a directory the same as a file or folder???. If so you kind of have to wonder why there isnt a consistent use of the same terms. I allways thought a directory contained files and files contained folders yet one site says create 2 folders on desktop while another says create 2 directories on desktop. Anyhow just a comment , I'm going out to buy " An Idiots Guide To Vista "
Actually even if I felt comfortable downloading add-ons I probabily would only add a cessna 150 ( the aircraft I fly ) I'm pretty satisfied with the standard FS 2004 aircraft list and at the moment Im running all the sliders at max with the exception of " water " and it runs great even with AOL online and Virus scan enabled.