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Should I remove Microsoft Flight?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #3,768
United States Rank #3,246
Reach 0.1452%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.80 days
731.59 days >
Average installed length: 384.39 days


1.0.0005.129 46.52%
1.0.0004.129 6.89%
1.0.0003.129 1.26%
1.0.0000.130 0.52%
1.0.0000.129 41.14%

Other programs by Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Flight

What is Microsoft Flight?

Microsoft Flight is an aviation game from Microsoft Studios created as a successor to the discontinued Microsoft Flight Simulator series. light features new aircraft, scenery and terrain, a revamped weather engine, and new gameplay elements for users of all skill levels.


The most used version is 1.0.0005.129, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is flight.exe. The software installer includes 92 files and is usually about 17.58 MB (18,428,779 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/games
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4D5308D2-DC8E-4658-A37C-351000008100}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Flight

Program executable:flight.exe
Name:Microsoft Flight
Flight Application
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft games\microsoft flight\flight.exe
Additional files:
  • xinput1_3.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Microsoft Common Controller API)
  • api.dll - Microsoft® Flight Simulator X (api dll)
  • fsui.dll - fsui dll
  • main.dll - main dll
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Net EventSystem
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Flight.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5923BA05-8577-43D2-8AD5-463A5107E1D2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Flight.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\flight simulator\Flight.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.12 GB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0035905365%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00100572%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00258482%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Microsoft Flight?

You can uninstall Microsoft Flight from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Flight, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Flight.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.56%
Windows 10 24.45%
Windows Vista 4.72%
Windows XP 2.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.41%
Windows 7 Professional 12.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.30%
Windows 8.1 5.89%
Windows 10 Home 4.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.67%
  Germany 12.08%
  United Kingdom 4.79%
  Canada 3.55%
  France 3.44%
  Italy 1.94%
  Australia 1.55%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  Brazil 1.19%
  Austria 1.16%
  Belgium 1.14%
  Sweden 1.14%
  Switzerland 0.91%
  Spain 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.11%
Dell 24.59%
Acer 15.86%
ASUS 7.60%
Medion 5.49%
Toshiba 3.70%
Lenovo 2.38%
Samsung 2.31%
Intel 1.39%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.63%
Dell XPS 8300 4.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.32%
ASUS All Series 3.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.16%

About Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Studios is the video game production of Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox and Games for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com/games


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