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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,799
United States Rank #9,099
Reach 0.0279%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.01 days
1003.30 days >
Average installed length: 527.16 days

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Microsoft Flight

What is Microsoft Flight?

Microsoft Flight is a flight simulation game from Microsoft Studios created as a successor to the discontinued Microsoft Flight Simulator series. The simulation game is offered "free-to-play"; charging gamers for downloading extra content, aircraft or scenery. The core game, which includes the Icon A5 aircraft and the Big Island of Hawaii scenery area, is free to download from the game's website. It can then be expanded with additional downloadable content (DLC) from the integrated Games For Windows Marketplace.

About  (from Microsoft)

The sky's the limit! Now anyone can enjoy the fun, freedom and adventure of flight. Feel the power at your fingertips as you take to the skies and launch into thrilling missions and exciting challenges over the free-to-play Big Island of Hawaii. Take off today and fly into the ever-expanding world of Microsoft Flight.


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 primary executable is named Flight.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 3.07 MB (3,214,907 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/games/flight
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Microsoft Flight
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/203850
Estimated size: 3.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Flight

Program executable:Flight.exe
Name:Microsoft Flight
Flight Application
Path:C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Microsoft Flight\Flight.exe
Additional files:
  • Flight.exe - Microsoft Flight (Flight Application)
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • mfc100u.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 10 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll

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) 83%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.79%
Windows 10 12.20%
Windows Vista 1.28%
Windows XP 0.55%
Windows Server 2003 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.31%
Windows 7 Professional 15.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.92%
Windows 8 2.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 1.65%
Windows 8.1 1.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.06%
  United Kingdom 9.28%
  Canada 6.75%
  Germany 5.34%
  France 2.25%
  Australia 2.25%
  DK 1.69%
  Finland 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.13%
  Brazil 0.98%
  Sweden 0.84%
  Spain 0.84%
  Norway 0.70%
  Switzerland 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.96%
Dell 16.61%
Acer 13.42%
ASUS 10.22%
Alienware 5.43%
Toshiba 2.56%
Medion 2.24%
Intel 1.92%
Lenovo 1.60%
Apple 0.96%
Samsung 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.62%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.62%
Dell XPS 8300 4.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.59%
Alienware Alienware X51 3.59%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.05%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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