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    Default MSFS2020 Installation

    I have ordered Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 for PC.
    It will be available for download on the 18th of August.
    It needs 150 Gb of space on disk.

    I wonder if it will be possible to install it on any disk or on the C:-drive only.
    I have limited free space on C: (40GB), but a lot of free space on E: or F:...

    Please advise.

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    Mar 2005
    Bradford, West Yorkshire. UK


    Yes, you will be able to install it on any disc where you’ve got space.

    There will be small download first (which will go on your c drive)
    .. & then the main installation, for which you’ll be able to browse/select a location


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    Thanks Steve, quite a relief for me!

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    That is very welcome news!

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    After installing the sim to where ever you want, the download cache is also completely configurable inside the options menu, again to whichever drive you want.
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    A related and hopefully not a "dumb" question.
    When I pre-ordered MSFS2020 yesterday, I received a confirmation message and on the top right side of the message, there was a link that stated, "Download/Play". I clicked on it, but could do nothing with it, so presumably that's because I need to wait until August 18th.
    Does this make sense and has anyone else experienced this?

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Bradford, West Yorkshire. UK


    When I click it, it says “you’re too early” (or something like that)


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    Indeed it does. As it is being launched on the 18th, you obviously cannot play or download it until then.
    Pre-ordering does not let you jump the q!
    Cape Town, South Africa

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    Thanks Steve & Robin.
    I thought I had messed something up!!
    We Canadians are always trying to follow the rules.


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