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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 #2,910
United States Rank #3,306
Reach 0.2038%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.46 days
426.55 days >
Average installed length: 224.12 days


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10.0.61355.0 24.30%
10.0.60905 75.23%

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X

What is Microsoft Flight Simulator X?

Microsoft Flight Simulator X, also known as FSX, is the 10th version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. It includes a graphics engine upgrade, having been marketed by Microsoft as the most important technological milestone in the series to date. Flight Simulator X marks the tenth version of the popular line of flight simulators. Flight Simulator X was released in three editions: Standard, Deluxe, and later Gold. The Deluxe Edition incorporates additional features, including an on-disc software development kit (SDK), three airplanes with the Garmin G1000 Flightdeck, and the ability for the player to act as Air Traffic Control (ATC) for other online users with a radar screen. The Deluxe Edition features 24 aircraft compared to 18 in the Standard Edition; 45 high-detail airports compared to 40; 38 high-detail cities compared to 28; and 51 structured missions compared to more than 30. Improved graphics including enhanced texture resolution, new Earth model facilitating polar flights, true road data, region-specific textures, minimal 3D animals, star constellations, etc. Also, the scenery textures now line up with the automatically generated (Autogen) buildings. Maximum rendering-engine-supported scenery resolution of 7 cm/pixel (not available with default scenery).

About  (from Microsoft Game Studios)

Flight Simulator X immerses you in a beautifully rich and realistic world with dozens of aircraft and interactive Missions for a completely new and innovative gaming experience. Free Flight lets you fly anywhere in the world, from your hometown airport to the most exotic places you’ve ever dreamed of. Gamers and simmer...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulatorx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{9527A496-5DF9-412A-ADC7-168BA5379CA6}
Estimated size: 12.76 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Program executable:fsx.exe
Name:Microsoft® Flight Simulator X
Microsoft Flight Simulator®
Additional files:
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (IExpress Setup)
  • activate.exe - Microsoft Game Studios Activation Wizard (Microsoft Games Studios Activation Wizard)
  • mspacres.dll - Asistente para activación de productos (Asistente para activación de productos de Microsoft Game Studios)
  • d3d9.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • d3dx9_26.dll
  • d3dx9_40.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • ablscpt.dll - Microsoft® Flight Simulator X (ablscpt dll)
  • ace.exe - Ace Editor
  • acontain.dll - acontain dll
  • ai_player.dll - ai_player dll
  • api.dll - api dll
  • atc.dll - atc dll
  • controls.dll - controls dll
  • demo.dll - demo dll
  • DVDCheck.exe - Flight Simulator DVDCheck
  • eula.dll - eula dll
  • facilities.dll - facilities dll
  • fe.dll - fe dll
  • flight.dll - flight dll
  • FS2000.exe - Microsoft Flight Simulator®
  • FS2002.exe
  • FS9.exe
  • FSACL.exe - FS ACL
  • fs-traffic.dll - fs-traffic dll
  • fsui.dll - fsui dll
  • fsui¡.dll
  • g2d.dll - g2d dll
  • g3d.dll - g3d dll
  • gps.dll - gps dll
  • Kiosk.exe - Flight Simulator Kiosk
  • language.dll - language dll
  • livingwater.dll - livingwater dll
  • main.dll - main dll
  • Microsoft.FlightSimulator.SimConnect.dll - Microsoft.FlightSimulator.SimConnect dll
  • msvcr70.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll
  • multiplayer.dll - multiplayer dll
  • panels.dll - panels dll
  • setuploc.dll - Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Setup Launcher
  • sim1.dll - sim1 dll
  • simprop.dll - simprop dll
  • simpropace.dll - simpropace dll
  • simpropext.dll - simpropext dll
  • simscheduler.dll - simscheduler dll
  • sound.dll - sound dll
  • symmap.dll - symmap dll
  • terrain.dll - terrain dll
  • ui.dll - ui dll
  • util.dll - util dll
  • visualfx.dll - visualfx dll
  • weather.dll - weather dll
  • window.dll - window dll
  • dotnetfx.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • setup.exe - Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Setup Launcher)
  • instmsiw.exe - Windows Installer - Unicode (Installer for the Windows Installer)
  • msxml4.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXML 4.0 SP 2 (MSXML 4.0 SP 2)
  • msxml4a.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXML 4.0 SP1 (MSXML 4.0 SP1 Resources)
  • msxml4r.dll
  • mspac.dll - Product Activation Wizard (Microsoft Game Studios PA Wizard)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • fsx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B49D6CC0-11A7-4D64-A94F-35D2BC00D02C}' (runs on registration).
  • FS9.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CCDBEF22-5870-48D3-B6D1-6D925D83B07F}' (runs on registration).
  • activate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E27E0D7B-F2CB-4608-9FCA-BF6C17B43254}' (runs on registration).
  • DVDCheck.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{64EFB321-6E68-4819-8927-112192BBEEB2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • fsx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Flight Simulator X?

You can uninstall Microsoft Flight Simulator X 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 Simulator X, 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 Simulator X.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.74%
Windows 10 29.27%
Windows Vista 6.79%
Windows XP 4.15%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.51%
Windows 7 Professional 9.41%
Windows 10 Home 8.44%
Windows 8.1 7.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.76%
  Germany 10.11%
  United Kingdom 7.35%
  France 4.27%
  Canada 4.04%
  Italy 3.25%
  Australia 2.49%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Brazil 1.81%
  Belgium 1.59%
  Spain 1.30%
  Sweden 1.10%
  Switzerland 0.98%
  Austria 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.35%
Dell 20.28%
Acer 15.78%
ASUS 12.23%
Lenovo 3.98%
Toshiba 3.60%
Intel 2.80%
Medion 2.09%
Samsung 2.04%
American Megatrends 1.04%
MSI 0.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.21%
Dell XPS 8300 2.89%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.11%

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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