Patch 2 error

I went to run FS2020 and it said mandatory patch must be installed. So it went to the windows store and started to run a download and gave an error saying the game was still running. I guess it was still self terminating so I gave it a moment and then refreshed the page at the store and it started to download yet again but now it says error - unknown error. How useful… Any ideas on what to try to get past this?

Restart your Machine maybe helps

Reboot? Maybe logout of the store & back ?
Can’t hurt to try

Regards
Steve

Exit out of the game and then download the initial install update. After that is installed, relaunch the title and the 15GB download should start.

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Windows was helping me with an unsolicited dismount of my drive - remounting it resolved the issue.

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It did a small download and now when I attempt to run that application it sends me to the windows store to the game services page to let me know I already have that installed. That’s it. It refuses to do anything but that…

If I click on play in the windows store it does nothing… Not sure what to do now…

Please try the following:

  1. Uninstall gaming services by:

Opening a Powershell window in Administrator mode and running the following command:

get-appxpackage Microsoft.GamingServices | remove-AppxPackage -allusers
  1. Uninstall flight simulator but kept the 90GB download data folder.
  2. Reboot PC
  3. Reinstall gaming services.
  4. Reinstall flight simulator.
  5. Restart 1 more time, launch the game. When starting up, point the game to the directory with the large game download folder.

This whole download is a disaster!
Im busy now for 3 hours and everytime its broken by the end.
Ive have never had this kind of ■■■■ with any game.
If this took long i quit with msfs2020!
Finito!!!

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BlockquoteThis whole download is a disaster!
Im busy now for 3 hours and everytime its broken by the end.
Ive have never had this kind of ■■■■ with any game.
If this took long i quit with msfs2020!
Finito!!!

Yea, its a cirkus. My game is unplayable after update. Not only crashes the game but my complete PC blackscreens and can´t be shutoff. I have a high end rig not an old one. I have to download the complete game again 110 Gig to see if this crappy-patch can work. It´s a complete fars …

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I did this. It resolved nothing. I had to delete everything and re-install from scratch to get it to work again. Awesome user experience.

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For patch 21 a complete re-install had to be done. Patch 3 had issues for me but was better than patch 2.