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    I have posted many times on many sites about the loss of joystick control on Combat Flight Sim Europe ( 1998 ) but also on the other Microsoft 2002 2004 games and add ons from Just flight that no longer work now 10 is installed.
    Most suggestions on getting a joystick to work have failed, you may be lucky and have one that does work without alteratio but this is quite a rare thing.

    I wondered if like myself if you have several games that no longer work now you have had to change to Windows 10 . I may have a possible solution but need some confirmation.

    Does anyone know if it possible to add an external hard drive to your computer which is installed with Windows 10, install Windows 7, 8, or XP operating systems in the external drive, then install one of the old games in the same drive and see what happens.

    Obviously if it does work it opens up the possibility of getting back more such as F S 2002 and FS X ( that does not always work well with 10 ) and also re use the Just Flight add ons such as Battle of Britain memorial flight, Dam Busters, and airport updates to name just a few which are probably gathering dust in the loft !

    And just for the cost of an external drive , perhaps even just a U S B, it could be a way of playing some of these very excellent games. again. Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by westmoors View Post
    I have posted many times on many sites about the loss of joystick control on Combat Flight Sim Europe ( 1998 ) but also on the other Microsoft 2002 2004 games and add ons from Just flight that no longer work now 10 is installed.
    Most suggestions on getting a joystick to work have failed, you may be lucky and have one that does work without alteratio but this is quite a rare thing.

    I wondered if like myself if you have several games that no longer work now you have had to change to Windows 10 . I may have a possible solution but need some confirmation.

    Does anyone know if it possible to add an external hard drive to your computer which is installed with Windows 10, install Windows 7, 8, or XP operating systems in the external drive, then install one of the old games in the same drive and see what happens.

    Obviously if it does work it opens up the possibility of getting back more such as F S 2002 and FS X ( that does not always work well with 10 ) and also re use the Just Flight add ons such as Battle of Britain memorial flight, Dam Busters, and airport updates to name just a few which are probably gathering dust in the loft !

    And just for the cost of an external drive , perhaps even just a U S B, it could be a way of playing some of these very excellent games. again. Ken
    I have now been told that while it is possible to install a second operating system,it would have to be part of the main drive of the computer, (machine within a machine )it is not a very good way and would probably not work well enough anyway. Ken

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