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MSFS Installation Glitch

scruffyduck

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I just had a hang on installing - sat still for an hour and a half but thrashing the CPU. Seems to have happened to others (maybe on the alpha/beta). The fix is to end the task in the task manager and relaunch. It should then go to content download. Worked for me and others.
 

Vitus

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I cheated by leaving the packages from the Alpha installed. The sim loaded within minutes. :D
 

scruffyduck

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You did indeed cheat - perhaps they have updated the packages from the alpha so you might lose out ;)
 

Vitus

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It looks like I'm in for a bit of a wait now too - starting the sim this morning it insists on updating the packages. Oh well.. :laughing:
 

Deano1973

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I also suffered a glitch when using Skype while the sim was installing - totally canned the installation from that point onward.

The only solution was to uninstall, shut down, re-start and then begin again. At 80GB at the time of writing.

I have also heard from one experienced user who had a Windows update at the same time. The install and update combo totally wrecked his system, as in completely. He's trying to reboot now from a USB. Probably a rarity but keeping my fingers crossed that no further issues occur here...
 

scruffyduck

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That sounds horrible. I am up and running now both on the sim and SDK but it has taken most of the day
 

Deano1973

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That sounds horrible. I am up and running now both on the sim and SDK but it has taken most of the day

Yeah, I feel for him - he's an airline pilot and long-time sim user so he knows his stuff. Hopefully he'll solve it.

I'm almost fully downloaded, it will have basically taken up a full day too, instead of the half day it should have done. Will be glad not to have to do this again. On the up-side, I'll be binning all the other sims as a result, so plenty of drive space ahead! :)
 

scruffyduck

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I have to keep an installation of all the current sims along with FS9 and FSX :(
 
Two quick things: 1. The sim is smart enough to scan package deltas if you give it an arbitrary folder so if you fed it the content from the Alpha, it most likely did properly update only what was needed. I don't think there was a cgl update which is what takes the majority of the space, so that is a great "hack" if you can do it.

2. There are some open quirks with the content downloader. For example, on Steam it froze and required a steam client restart and then sim restart to actually download. If you give it a custom folder for content the download is very slow, if you kill the sim process and restart it, and navigate to the folder again it will now download at full speed. It still will take many hours. The sim for me also CTDs if you turn your monitor off and then back on while downloading content, if you launch it again it should pick up where it left off.
 
I must have had at least 6 CTDs installing the sim. It would download a few GB, crash, restart it, download the same few GB, crash. Sometimes it didn't get as far as the downloading screen, crashing straight after 'press any key'. Once it never even got that far. Eventually it did get into the swing of downloading though. (but I think I downloaded at least 150 of 90 GB...)

The joys of new software! Now I have to explain today's lack of productivity to my boss (just because I'm self employed doesn't mean I get any sympathy, lol)
 
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