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    Hello friends. It's Glenn. Yes, I am still alive and doing well. (thanks for asking LOL) Just working waaaay too much. I have really missed flying so much!!!

    I finally bought a new computer system, and was beyond excited to install the new Microsoft Flight Simulator and experience it for myself! I purchased the Premium Deluxe version ($119) and installed it. The opening movie screens look amazing, and the initial impression is "Oh WOW! I can't wait!" Then... nothing happens, except a never-ending looping sequence of the same video footage and a male voice saying "press any key to start".


    What am I doing wrong? I have been searching Google, YouTube, Microsoft, etc. Has anyone else encountered this issue? If so, can you share some advice on how I can fix this problem? My new computer system is fully updated with all the latest device drivers and Windows 10 is fully updated as well. (I have antivirus turned off when running simulations/games, etc.)

    Thank you sincerely for any advice, or help, or direction you might know of to fix this problem. I truly appreciate it.
    - Glenn
    2021 Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming laptop. AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, Nvidia GTX 1660ti 6GB GDDR6, 500GB PCIe M.2 SSD, 144MHZ 1920×1080P 300Nits,
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS, Dell 24" UltraSharp 1920x1200 TTF Monitor, CHProducts FlightYoke & RudderPedals, Logitech 3D Pro Extreme joystick

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    Your GPU and CPU are both below minimum spec to run the sim. You are not even close. Minimum is a GTX 770 and a Ryzen 3 1200, which will only give you about 12-15 fps. You need 2 GB of VRAM minimum, and you really need 4 GB.
    I7-9700K, RTX-2070, Asus Strix Z-390-H MB, 32gb G Skill 3000 CL15, Corsair Obsidian 750D case, WD Black 1tb M.2, Crucial CT500MX SSD, Seasonic Prime 750W Titanium PSU

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    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...9795c87?auth=1

    I thought giving you something to help get you going might be better than saying your computer ain't up to snuff!
    Mr Zippy Sent from my keyboard using "Whackamole", NudgeAKey + 2 Fingers

    No flight Sim installed until I get a new computer.

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    I'm so embarrassed - I totally forgot to update my specs. I have a new 2021 Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop. Ryzen 5 5600X CPU, Nvidia GTX 1660ti 8GB GDDR6 GPU, 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM, 500GB PCIe SSD M.2, Windows 10 Home 64bit OS, 144mhz 300nits 1920x1080p screen.
    I'm planning a new desktop system later this year. I needed a new laptop first - my old one died 1.5 yrs ago.

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    I think your pc system is quite reasonable for the simulator to run. may be some other problems with the
    simulator, you may need to reinstall. Before doing anything check that everything is installed correctly up to the
    current version- the current version is 1.18.14.0

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    Yes, the current specs are fine. He originally had speced a pre-Ryzen CPU and a GTX 650 with 1GB of VRAM.
    I7-9700K, RTX-2070, Asus Strix Z-390-H MB, 32gb G Skill 3000 CL15, Corsair Obsidian 750D case, WD Black 1tb M.2, Crucial CT500MX SSD, Seasonic Prime 750W Titanium PSU

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    Thank you so much Charlie. I really appreciate the link. I'm reading through it as much as I can get spare time between work, real-life and a brand-new grandson . Hopefully this weekend I can get something sorted out. I also noticed that Sim Update 5 has caused a lot of issues, including installation issues... so maybe I need to wait until next week? Hmmm... I think I may also upgrade the laptop with additional SSD drive (1TB) which should also help me not run out of room too quickly.
    2021 Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming laptop. AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, Nvidia GTX 1660ti 6GB GDDR6, 500GB PCIe M.2 SSD, 144MHZ 1920×1080P 300Nits,
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS, Dell 24" UltraSharp 1920x1200 TTF Monitor, CHProducts FlightYoke & RudderPedals, Logitech 3D Pro Extreme joystick

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    I think I may also upgrade the laptop with additional SSD drive (1TB) which should also help me not run out of room too quickly
    HardCub:
    Just for reference: My SSD @ 1TB shows 611 GB free. And, this is with FS20 v1.18.15 .0, Photo Shop elements, a bunch of ham radio and astronomy apps installed. Note: My FS20 Custom Files includes only the TBM Liveries with 12 paint schemes. This may give you an idea what to expect with the 1TB upgrade.

    Curious as to what flight stick or flight controller you're using with the laptop?

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    RAM: Team T-Force 32GB CPU: RYZEN 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 super C Drive: M.2 SSD 1.0tb CPU Air Cooler: DEEPCOOL GAMMAX GTE V2, PSU: Bronze 600W, Flight Stick: Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS, W10

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