After days and days, multiple posts and being in contact with ASOBO / MS on the sim not saving initial settings ( repetitive loop ), I have come to the surreal conclusion that there IS NO help for those like me that fit outside the magic box.
This is not a slam to ASOBO, MS or all the great people that frequent these forums but it IS a cry out to hopefully garner the attention of someone, in a far corner of the world who has gone thru what I am going thru AND HAS AN ANSWER!.
I am one inch away from destroying a clean install of WINDOWS 10, DCS, COD Cold War, AVID Pro Tools, MASSIVE data - songs - pics - MIDI, “A GREAT SIM Red Dead R2” and a whole YEAR of life ALL to get FS2020 to work.
I now get NO RESPONSE from anyone from ASOBO / MS.
If you read all this then THANK YOU. This is what was sent and I have done.
MSFS Support team:
This issue is sometimes caused by Windows Firewall blocking certain features of the sim. Please follow the troubleshooting steps described in this article: Xbox Live server connectivity on Windows 10 is blocked
If the issue persists:
- Download & Install the Xbox app from this page: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass/pc-games
- Reboot your computer
Make sure the Xbox Services are running automatically.
In the Windows search bar, type “Services”
Scroll down to the bottom. Double-click on each entry for Xbox and make sure none of those services are disabled or set to manual. Set everything to “Automatic”.
Install Xbox Identity Provider from here: https://www.microsoft.com/fr-fr/p/xbox-identity-provider/9wzdncrd1hkw
On your PC, go to Xbox.com and select Sign in. If there are problems with your account, the instructions will help you solve them. If you can’t go beyond the sign-in screen, select Forgot my password and follow the instructions.
If that didn’t work, select the Start button > Settings > Time & language. Under Date & time make sure the Set time automatically setting is turned on. Open Time & language settings (ms-settings:dateandtime?activationSource=SMC-IA-4027968)
If none of those options work, select the Start button > Settings > Accounts , then find the Microsoft account you used to sign in to the Xbox app and select Remove. Then go back to the Xbox app and sign in with the Microsoft account you just removed. Open Settings (ms-settings:?activationSource=SMC-IA-4027968)
Microsoft Flight Simulator Support Team
I DID ALL THIS PLUS numerous other suggestions on the web to no avail. I disabled AVG anti virus, reinstalled AVG, made exceptions. Made a NEW login per a few posts and still NOTHING. I go into MSFS, set the SETTINGS and it doesn’t save.
( If anyone is having the same issue, PLEASE do these steps as they may work. )
I don’t know where to go from here… FORMAT my entire HD for MSFS2020. NO! Suggestions please as I am willing to try anything. What a great FS community we have, year after year. CHEERS!