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    Default How to re-install MSFS 2020

    I have too many problems and would like to re-install the game but can't find a way in the files nor in MS Store,

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky44 View Post
    I have too many problems and would like to re-install the game but can't find a way in the files nor in MS Store,

    Thank you.
    Go to Apps and Features in Win10.

    Scroll down to MSFS

    Left mouse click and choose Uninstall.

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    If you uninstall it your MS account should know that you need to re-install it. To uninstall in Windows 10 see previous reply or hit the Windows key or click the [Start] button, then in the list of apps scroll to find the "Microsoft Flight Simulator" icon under either "Recently Added or "M", right click the icon and choose "Uninstall"
    Last edited by tones777; 08-26-2020 at 06:44 PM.

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    Anyone know if it is possible to re-install without re-downloading? It took me 3 days to download!

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    I don't know. You could try a "Repair". In Windows 10 hit the Windows key or click the [Start] button, then in the list of apps scroll to find the "Microsoft Flight Simulator" icon under either "Recently Added" or "M", right click the icon and then click on "More" then on "App Settings" to find "Repair" and "Reset" options.

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    I see there is the uninstall option when you right click on the app. My question is does this remove the app only or also remove all the large WpSystem Folder on my dedicated Flight Simulator SSD. That folder contains 108GB currently.

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    I have had to uninstall the disk version only to find on reloading it that the activation key cannot be used again.

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    Does it need activating again though? Maybe MS will know you have a valid copy & it won’t need it?
    It would seem odd that you can install the download many times but only the disc version once

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    WARNING.
    If you go to Windows Settings/Apps then scroll down to Microsoft Flight Simulator/Advance Options you will see Reset and Repair.
    REPAIR does seem to work. RESET WILL DELETE ALL 90 GB of your Sim and you will have to re-install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurieg View Post
    I have had to uninstall the disk version only to find on reloading it that the activation key cannot be used again.
    As Msfs is an app The key/code is assigned and saved in your MS account so it may just ask for it again but you can definitely use it again not sure where or when it asks for it not done it.
    They had to make it like this for people getting new pc's it would not have made sense to do otherwise and is a bit confusing that it says the code is a one time use.

    Andrew

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