For anyone getting stuck installing/launching or getting greyed out options in game

The downloader/installer can get stuck while decompressing downloaded files. If you have partially downloaded files, or compressed download files, the game might tell you it needs to update (but get stuck), or have unavailable options in-game, or fail to load all the way into the game.

Try this:
-Close the game
-Go to C:\Users[user]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_…
-Go to LocalCache\Packages\Official\OneStore
-Sort by Date modified and remove all FSPATCH files (they should be at the top)
-Launch the game (as administrator preferably)

This got my download unstuck and allowed installation to complete.

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This worked for me when it was continuously downloading the same 20% of a patch. I love you :slightly_smiling_face:

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de verdad gracias, es agradable ver gente solidaria

Thank you, this solved the problem for me!