After a 5 yr hiatus I finally have again achieved what blew up in '15. Self-taught since about '07 about technical upgrades and improvements, except for Steam unfortunately, I spent a couple years putting together my own supercomputer. Until one sad day in 2015.
For still undetermined cause(s), that tower went up like an engine blowing on the backstretch at Daytona. About the same amount of smoke too. Must've wound me up pretty good 'cause next thing I hear is the neighbor yelling concern over seeing something belching smoke, while sailing thru my screen window.
But I digress. Saved pennies since then and had a local whiz build me a PC that dims my entire block on power-up.
Reckon I screwed up one part though. I'd installed FSX/Deluxe/Acceleration/Gold...all the old add-ons, over 230 ea of aircraft alone, a LOT of scenery from this site (actually pretty much all from this site) and lots of others. (Re)registering for everything went without a hitch, until......I saw Steam while re-doing MSTS. So I registered at Steam and got offered a free upgrade to MSTS 2020. So I did. Then I saw FSX Steam Edition.
Just a little drooling as I browsed around during the eventual 17GB download of FSX Steam, cool lookin' flight recorder package, and a couple of other things. DL and install were smooth as could be.
Locked up solid as anything just at the point where the spawn is about to happen. And I like tight! Took me like 15 minutes or so to get it to reboot. Ran some diagnostic. Started it again. Locked again. Same spot. But I don't know exactly how to go about slicing out the FSX pre-Steam parts using the disc repair option.
BUT! I really don't wanna hazard my new superputer, so I'm back to consult the experts with a simple HELP?
Thanx y'all. I missed hanging out here after I got past the initial FSX withdrawl syndrome..