Insane Load times

I thought the latest update 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

Samsung SSD 870 QVo 1Tb

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


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:


Click save


Save location > Desktop

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!


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:

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


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For those with long load times, please use this topic as it’s been logged: