On a new Dell Laptop with Windows 8 x64, I installed FSX Gold, which ran but aborted quickly. To reinstall I am using a short cut to the DVD 1 "setup.exe" file with Run as administrator and XP SP3 compatibililty turned on.
I have tried uninstalling Norton 360 and FSX. Every attempt I get “1628: Failed to complete Installation.” during InstallShield with the first DVD.
I have tried everything mentioned in the Windows 7 solution:
However the architecture of installing in Windows 8 is apparently different.
The only exception to that was when I tried installing in Safe mode (a suggestion in the MS KB article above). That gets an error 1607 much quicker, probably due to the new install architecture in Win 8.
I am aware that MS does not say if FSX will run under Win 8 x64.
Does anyone have FSX Gold working well in Windows 8 x64?
Thanks in advance!