Insane Load times

I thought the latest update 1.18.14.0 was supposed to improve load times. Certainly not for me. Not sure if it got worst but it certainly didnt get better.

Below are some times I (consistently) recorded

  1. From starting MSFS to XBox Screen - 30 Seconds
  2. From starting MSFS to Looking for Update screen - 1 Minute, 15 Seconds
  3. From starting MSFS to Home/Main Screen - 3 Minutes, 10 Seconds
  4. From clicking the “Fly” button to actual Fly Screen - 55 Seconds

My PC config:

Device name AlienwareR6
Processor Intel(R) Core™ i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz 4.20 GHz
Installed RAM 32.0 GB

[Drive]
Samsung SSD 870 QVo 1Tb

[Display]
Operating System: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
DirectX version: 12.0
GPU processor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Driver version: 471.41

[Internet]
500mbits/second

My Community folder is empty

Everything ok mate.

Try fast launch // ms store ver.

Run notepad
Copy the command below and paste into notepad.

cmd.exe /C start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App -FastLaunch

Click File > Save as > save as type: all files
File name:

MSFS_fast_launch.cmd

Click save

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Save location > Desktop
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Right click on MSFS_fast_launch.cmd and select run as administrator.

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Wow. That almost cut the load times to the Home screen in half. Thank you very much.

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You’re welcome.
Fly safe!

Edit
@KosmoQuaker

What about icon?

Download MSFS_Fastlaunch.ico > // Edited by Tenpatrol

After that go to desktop and right click on MSFS_fast_launch and select properties.
Click change icon.
Browse and select MSFS_Fastlaunch.ico
Click > open > ok > apply > ok.

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When I click on this link, Malwarebytes complains loudly with:

Website blocked due to trojan

Website blocked: filetransfer.io

Malwarebytes Browser Guard blocked this website because it may contain malware activity.

We strongly recommend you do not continue.

False warning but I remove a link :wink:

Go to
c:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_1.18.14.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

open file named Logo.png
save as > select .ico

msfs_fastlaunch.ico

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For those with long load times, please use this topic as it’s been logged:
https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/bug-logged-loading-time-longer-when-community-folder-is-starting-to-be-full/273122