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    This week a friend of mine cleaned up my computer. After this was done my FS2004 won't start anymore. I reinstalled it several times with no result(s). After installing:

    a. the program gives the message: "Activate the FS2004-program as Administrator". I never had this message before. As far as I know I have activated all the administrator-points.
    I also tried all the compatibility actions. Nothing works. What must I do to start my FS2004 again?

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    What operating system ?

    Where are you installing FS2004 ?

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    I use Windows 8.1 and tried several times to install FS2004 again in several directories such as the standard Microsoft-directory in the C-drive, and several directories (E\F9; E\Fs9\; E\Xf9, etc.
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    Since when did FS9 need an Activation Code for Installation? That is for FSX.

    OP... you're caught in the 'No CD' dilemma, caused by Windows Update KB3086255. Read through this Thread completely, and follow the Instructions at the beginning of the Thread...

    http://calclassic.proboards.com/thre...004-start-read

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    Some users have found that they have to roll-back the 8.1 update to 8.0, which loses any programs installed onto 8.1, then install FS2004 before re-applying the 8.1 update and re-installing any lost programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bermershof View Post
    This week a friend of mine cleaned up my computer. After this was done my FS2004 won't start anymore. I reinstalled it several times with no result(s). After installing:

    a. the program gives the message: "Activate the FS2004-program as Administrator". I never had this message before. As far as I know I have activated all the administrator-points.
    I also tried all the compatibility actions. Nothing works. What must I do to start my FS2004 again?
    Look in your updates and check if you have KB3086255 installed if so delete it and try again, worked for me with Windows 7

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    I had Windows 8 installed for four days, updated to Windows 8.1 for two days, and then installed Windows 7. After two years I have no regrets, only a lingerinig suspicion of any new Windows products, aptly portrayed in the tv ads for the Apple operating system.

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