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    Interesting thread this. Glad to hear some blokes' environments are fine, W11 etc. (inc. W10), whilst others have grief. Me, am still a dinosaur playing with my currently broken PCs. Got a HPCompaq, a HP xw6400 Workstation, both ex-work (Compaq was my first work PC, Workstation my second) and in good nick (other than faults now), both WinXP with FS2002 on both. Got a Lenovo PC and a Dell Latitude E6500 both with Linux Ubuntu. Thought I'd have another go at getting my FS2002 back up and running. Thinks... how hard can it be! (naive fool), take one of the C: hard drives from a HP, plug it into the Lenovo (disconnect its Ubuntu drive) to test a startup using the Lenovo's motherboard. Nah, on both WinXP C: drives I got the Windows Activation code thingy. I do have the Product ID's for both, having bought the PCs legally with WinXP installed on them legally, and somewhere in the house a set of installation CDs. Darn! This weekend did numerous Dr Google searches for what to do, numerous items found including YouTube video, some posts say the various 'fix's fixed their prob, others say it didn't! Too bad, so sad! Gave up with a glass of red wine (or 3). Methinks better to pursue my goal of ditching MS from my house altogether and get everything running in Linux, if I can. Then I can install and run the software I own (I know, I only own a licence to run it) on any hardware I wish. Option, yes I know you'll say, chuck it all in the bin and buy new gear. But ..., this thread shows there are hassles with newer stuff! Don't wanta do that (am becoming a stingy, crotchety old bugger). I know this isn't the thread for my observation, and searched in flightsim.com re 'Windows Activation' workaround, thinking to ask for ideas in a new thread in the appropriate forum. All too hard! Good luck fellas!
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    There are secondhand PC's and laptops on eBay not too badly priced that will run FS, also you could by a pre-installed hard drive with Windows7 or 10 on as well if you wanted, again not too badly priced.
    I recently bought a laptop hard drive with Windows10 pre-installed and it works fine.

    Not saying do it but worth thinking about.

    Col.

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    If I hadn't performed a week long reinstall of FS9 and associated tools 4 weeks ago, I would already have Win 11 installed by now.

    Sometime early next year then ...

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    Dorian
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    I keep reading and watching things about W11, some say don't bother others say install it. To be honest I would rather whatever they have done in W11 instead of making a new version just do an update to W10.

    I can imagine in a few years we will have Windows12, I wonder if they will skip 13 and call it something else lol?

    Col.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColR1948 View Post
    I keep reading and watching things about W11, some say don't bother others say install it. To be honest I would rather whatever they have done in W11 instead of making a new version just do an update to W10.

    I can imagine in a few years we will have Windows12, I wonder if they will skip 13 and call it something else lol?

    Col.
    There will always be new. I kept telling people Win 10 won't be the last as soon as MS made that claim. Everything is about $$$ and nothing sells like something new so Win 10 was never going to stay forever.

    Best to hold off on Win 11. It's going to have a couple of major updates, things could break, best to wait till the operating system is a little more settled.
    Mark Daniels

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    Maybe not the right place to put this but I recently found this guy and tried some of his tips, this one he shows how to debloat Windows10, also check out his other videos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhY3Y39xeEg

    Col.

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    Thanks heaps Col, just watched the video, very good. We also have a laptop with Win10 Home and it's so slow. Suppose I better 'gird my loins' and step up and try some stuff, also to persevere with my WinXP on my old hardware. Just get tired thinking about it! (It really is alarming and annoying, like how 'CyberCPU Tech' in the video mentions about the constant telemetry traffic back to MS. I just wish a company would sell us their product and then leave us alone, but those days are gone forever. Am dubious re the benefits of frequent updates, security fixes etc. outweighing the negatives.)
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    Re Updates: Yes seen many posts where everything was running OK till the last update.
    If you are fortunate enough to have 2 PC's/laptops and have one just for FS then if you get the sim/s running just how you like them then that is great, any downloads use your other PC then copy the file/s over, but some programs require you to be connected in that case turn off updates.

    You may have noticed that CyberCPU tech says he never uses a bought anti-virus he just uses Windows Defender, well I do the same, some AV's can caught problems as well. Some will agree some won't but what is on my PC is my business not theirs lol.

    Col.

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    just updated to Win 11, no issues, FS9 started right up, also aismooth, aiseparation, and FSRealWX all working with no issues. that's all I've tried so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt_Flappers View Post
    just updated to Win 11, no issues, FS9 started right up, also aismooth, aiseparation, and FSRealWX all working with no issues. that's all I've tried so far.
    Did you get the update through Windows update, or some other method. Like to update but it hasn't been available to me yet through Windows update. I could download from Windows site, it says there it is better to wait for it to appear in my updates.
    My Specs. Windows 10, Intel I5-10400 12M cache up to 4.3 GHz, 6 Cores , 16GB RAM DDR5, GTX 1060 6GB VRAM.

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