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I just gt ms flight sim 4 and combat sim 3 at a thrift store this past weekend and I would like to run it, but my laptop and desktop are both on windows 7. I loaded it up but it won't run. What is an easy fix for this problem.



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I guess you're talking about CFS3 and FS2004. At least for FS2004, a Windows Update disabled the ability to use Disc 4 as a security measure. Because of this update (forced by the owners of FS9's copyright themselves), I see only two options:


1) Disable the update (I don't remember the number).

2) Using the No-CD patch (you'll need to find it, it's a sensitive topic).

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If this is about FS2004, here is some info about that problem:




If this is about FS4 - if it starts from a DOS window (i.e. the instructions say to type in a file name and press enter) you can get a DOS box by holding down the Shift key and RIGHT clicking the FS4 folder, then choosing Open Command Window Here. Then follow the instructions to start it.

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Another point to consider is the FS2004 SP1 needed by a lot of freeware addons which is no longer listed on Microsoft's web site, email me for know how presumably now another sensitive point.


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The way you can tell if you DID update FS9.0 to FS9.1 is to look for a folder named 'BACKUP' under the FS2004 main folder. You can get the FS9.1 update from google search and even from cnet.com.

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