Posts: 15,626, hi all, There appears to be a Windows Update that is causing FS9 to do nothing when you double click.
Fit a spare hard drive to the Windows 10 PC and disconnect the Windows 10 drive.
I don't know if this is related to this update or not.
Run FS2004 to confirm that it not longer require Disc 4 to run.Click start, then 'all apps' and find Microsoft Games.I even thought my PC was dying.Install the No-CD patch from Basically, download, rename FS9.exe to FS9_old.Thanks a lot Tom!2) "Arm" the driver by entering sc config secdrv start demand.XP will probably work too, but I had no XP drivers for my graphics card.Henriw ConvairLiner Posts: 84 Hi Tom, Thank you so much.In Windows 10, find the Flight Simulator 9 folder in C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Games Rename it Flight Simulator 9 old Find and copy the Flight Simulator 9 folder from the Windows 7 hard drive, then paste it into the above folder on Windows.Select Language: flight Simulator X Service Pack.I am so glad to find the solution here.Hope this works for you!I finally got it working!Hope this helps, Last Edit: by, tom/CalClassic.This made mythbusters season 10 episode 1 the game work under its original CD programing.Here's how:-, i reinstalled the whole lot on my system drive ( may not have been necessary, so I suggest you skip this and move on; first ).I played around with about every variable I could find.However, when I tried for 'full screen' mode, everything returned to 'black screen'!So alt/ctrl/del and task manager to shut down MS FS, safe mode, leave well alone!DX9 Shader model.0 graphics card and 256MB of video memory 30GB free hard disk space, audio card with speakers and/or headphones.
This has made it more convenient to play.
It appears that only people that are using the default fs9.exe file (which requires CD 4 to be in the drive) are affected by this.