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Should I remove Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,159
United States Rank #9,294
Reach 0.0414%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.97 days
471.23 days >
Average installed length: 247.59 days


10.0.61030 1.10%
10.0.60905 80.61%
1.00.0000 18.28%

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo


Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo is a software program developed by Microsoft Game Studios. The most common release is 10.0.60905, 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 primary executable is named fsx.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 1.09 MB (1,147,895 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 43% of users of Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/games
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{CF6AE90D-05E8-4D0B-AF79-94F9E1CA5601}
Estimated size: 1.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo

Program executable:fsx.exe
Name:Microsoft® Flight Simulator X
Microsoft Flight Simulator®
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo\fsx.exe
Additional files:
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • ablscpt.dll - Microsoft® Flight Simulator X (ablscpt dll)
  • 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
  • eula.dll - eula dll
  • facilities.dll - facilities dll
  • fe.dll - fe dll
  • flight.dll - flight dll
  • FSACL.exe - FS ACL
  • fs-traffic.dll - fs-traffic dll
  • fsui.dll - fsui dll
  • g2d.dll - g2d dll
  • g3d.dll - g3d dll
  • gps.dll - gps dll
  • language.dll - language dll
  • livingwater.dll - livingwater dll
  • main.dll - main dll
  • multiplayer.dll - multiplayer dll
  • panels.dll - panels dll
  • 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
  • xuipc.dll - Microsoft(R) "Aces UI" (XUI PC Runtime)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • fsx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C30E7D98-3134-4492-9FDF-B7B450AB82EE}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • fsx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.67%
Windows 10 28.83%
Windows Vista 7.24%
Windows XP 6.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.76%
Windows 7 Professional 10.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.25%
Windows 8.1 8.38%
Windows 10 Home 7.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.89%
  Germany 8.58%
  United Kingdom 5.86%
  Canada 4.18%
  Italy 3.66%
  France 3.56%
  Australia 2.20%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Belgium 1.78%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Israel 1.46%
  Sweden 1.26%
  India 1.15%
  MA 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.42%
Acer 17.40%
Dell 15.93%
ASUS 7.97%
Toshiba 7.76%
Lenovo 5.66%
Intel 2.52%
Samsung 2.31%
Medion 1.89%
American Megatrends 1.26%
Alienware 1.26%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.32%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.32%
ASUS All Series 2.49%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.07%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.66%

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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