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2% remove it98% keep it
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Average installed length: 176.21 days


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Microsoft Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2

What is Microsoft Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2?  (from Microsoft Game Studios)

Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2 addresses these post-release customer concerns:
Multiplayer compatibility
DirectX® 10 preview


Microsoft Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2 is a program developed by Microsoft Game Studios. 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 fsx.exe. The software installer includes 350 files and is usually about 617.23 KB (632,043 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 40% of users of Microsoft Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8986
Help link: www.fsinsider.com/Pages/default.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4847BBB9-EADD-4C92-90BF-4223B0892FF6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 617.23 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2

Program executable:fsx.exe
Name:Microsoft® Flight Simulator X
Microsoft Flight Simulator®
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe
Additional files:
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • activate.exe - Microsoft Game Studios Activation Wizard (Microsoft Games Studios Activation Wizard)
  • mspacres.dll - Asistente para activación de productos (Microsoft Game Studios PA Wizard)
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • 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
  • 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
  • msvcr70.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • multiplayer.dll - multiplayer dll
  • panels.dll - panels dll
  • setup.exe - 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 (IExpress Setup)
  • mskb928080.exe - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
  • mspac.dll - Product Activation Wizard
  • fsx_sp1_DEU.exe - Self-Extracting Cabinet
  • fsx_sp1_ENU.exe
  • xuipc.dll - Microsoft(R) "Aces UI" (XUI PC Runtime)
  • GdiPlus.dll - Microsoft GDI+
  • COMDLG32.OCX - CMDIALOG (CMDialog ActiveX Control DLL)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • fsx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B49D6CC0-11A7-4D64-A94F-35D2BC00D02C}' (runs on registration).
  • DVDCheck.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{64EFB321-6E68-4819-8927-112192BBEEB2}' (runs on registration).
  • FS9.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5D1EAC12-975A-43AD-AD33-B2AE92C50494}' (runs on registration).
  • activate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6104B90-3A63-4865-BE4B-3A12CD6C21D8}' (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 Service Pack 2?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Flight Simulator X Service Pack 2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Service Pack 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.95%
Windows 10 31.70%
Windows Vista 3.68%
Windows XP 2.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.01%
Windows 7 Professional 11.81%
Windows 8.1 7.83%
Windows 10 Home 6.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.91%
  Germany 16.17%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  Netherlands 3.63%
  Italy 3.57%
  Canada 2.82%
  Australia 2.57%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Spain 2.13%
  Austria 1.19%
  New Zealand 1.00%
  Switzerland 0.94%
  Finland 0.94%
  Belgium 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.41%
Dell 19.01%
Acer 16.92%
ASUS 11.83%
Medion 3.89%
Intel 3.14%
Toshiba 2.25%
Lenovo 2.10%
Samsung 1.95%
Alienware 1.05%
MSI 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.71%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.74%
Dell XPS 8300 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 580 1.83%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.83%

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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