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    Where would be the best place to buy and download MSFS 2020 premium? I see it listed on Amazon
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    I wouldn’t bother with Amazon for something like this.. just buy it from the Microsoft Store (which you’ll probably have in Windows 10)

    Or you could get it through Steam if you prefer

    I see you only have 8gb of ram. While this is supposed to be ok, I would recommend 16 minimum (32 is better)

    It might be a good idea to sign up to the Xbox game pass for a month (on your pc)
    It only costs £1 / $1 for a months trial. This means you can try MSFS and see how well it runs, just remembering to cancel the game pass before the month is up.

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    Another thing... you’re going to need to install Windows 10. Fortunately you should be able to download it for free.

    MSFS won’t run on Windows 7


    I would seriously recommend the Xbox gamepass trial.. but after you’ve installed Windows 10

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    THanks! I am not going to install it on this computer. I am buying a new on and just getting some information before I make the leap. The 16 ram I wasn't sure about either I did make sure I got one with the i7 processor, 16cg ram, 1TB memory and of course windows 10
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    No worries
    Have you already got the new pc? If so it’ll be interesting to know what the full specs are.


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    Please don't laugh. As you see here I built a custom PC with three monitors for FSX some years ago. Now I need a new laptop with Windows 10 for my home banking needs well, don't need one but want to learn windows 10 and my HP Pavillion is like 10 years old. I wanted a hot enough laptop to at least check out MSFS first. I don't want to upgrade my triple monitor CPU to windows 10 because I love my FSX lot's of addons like aircraft carriers I built myself around the world with ai that I can land on Ha! Ha! Though I have been looking into running both windows 7 and 10 on the same PC. Back to the story, here is what I bought on sale through best buy.

    ASUS - ROG Zephyrus M15 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q - 1TB SSD - Prism Gray

    My wife asked why I needed so much computer in a laptop. Told her we do some serious banking. Ha! Ha!
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    Here is a small picture of my monitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usb777 View Post
    My wife asked why I needed so much computer in a laptop. Told her we do some serious banking. Ha! Ha!
    I'll have to remember that one

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    I just want to be prepared I remember installing FSX cause be a real headache because of security issues. Like just where is the best place to install MSFS 2020? I have my FSX in C:\FSX but I have another drive and have my 2004 FS iin A:\Flight Simulator9.
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    Hi Mike, the triple monitor setup looks good. I too have a similar one for MSFS, only I’ve got three televisions instead of monitors (it was cheaper this way) only bought them last year, for use with the new sim
    https://youtu.be/d6KG6ZCvQRA
    However, I don’t really use them much now as I fly in VR which gives even better immersion!

    Going back to your laptop, do you know which i7 processor it is? There are different generations/speeds of i7. Some are faster than others


    Regards
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