As an old FS fan (started on an IBM PC in the mid 1980s), I would just like to say that after running FS2004 in Windows XP Pro, I now have a new machine running Windows 8.
I had built up the simulator with literally hundreds of aircraft, scenery and other add-ons on the XP computer.
Fished out my old FS2004 discs and install in Windows 8. No problems so far.
Runs well except for the black window on the aircraft selection page.
I then copied ALL the files in the Gauges and Effects folders over to the new Windows 8 machine.
This allows for a relatively easier base for installing my manually installed aircraft.
I was very surprised to find I could install complex aircraft like the Tupolev Tu-154M without any problem.
I had to do it manually though, Some installer programs refuse to work in Windows 8.
It is a slow process building up FS again, but I guess it will be worth it. My old computer is about ready to die on me anyway.
By the way, make sure you have given the FS9 folder full security clearance (permissions etc.), before you begin.
Last edited by degiorgio; 02-18-2013 at 02:13 PM.
John ASUS CM6870|i7 Quad Core|12GB DDR3 RAM|2 TB HDD|nVidia GeForce GT630 2GB|Windows 8|Realtek 6.1 sound