Simulator doesn't start anymore at all

If it wasn’t for you, a lot of us would be in deep **** ! Thank you. You deserve a reward. :small_airplane:

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Have been passed a week since most of us are experimenting this issue, so this is far away from a quick response or a quick catch of an issue.

In fact, you haven’t cared or noticed at all about this issue until the complains from many users over multiple threads have made this evident. Is a clear example about the tendency to release patches or software updates without testing at all, and in the end it is consumers who end up suffering from the problem and having to find solutions to problems that could have been avoided previously. But thanks anyway.

Hopefully you fix it as soon as possible (weekend is almost here and the workarounds offered by users are not fully working for everybody).

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Thanks for the heads up.

Please post a message when the Gaming Services has been updated so that those of us who have paused the update can allow it to proceed, and for everyone with Windows Defender fixes to put the issue to rest.

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I have same problem, as OP. But when i turn off Defender and the firewall msfs2020 Comes to live , i use this as work arround.

Please follow @TenPatrol ’ s instructions so that you can keep your firewall and defender turned on. Stay Safe

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Thx but explain me how it’s possible to have this :


or this :

this is a miss conception on the MSStore update systeme… plz don’t use this system again or complain to Microsoft to do think quickly.
with that thing you lost lot of user.

Perhaps better to buy it with steam to avoid MSstore update.

Ps: sorry for my poor english i do my best it’sn’t my native language

disregard…

OMG this did the trick…now install everything back again, because i deleted the sim… Do we have to run this powershell workaround every time we want to start the sim or just once? Thanks for your great tip

they are lousy to customers, this is terrible, mine crashes every time now. Ill disable real time defender, where is that,in windows?

If a new patch is released for the sim, a new exception will need to be created, otherwise I think this workaround only has to be done once.

We all hope the issue is fixed before any new FS2020 patch.

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Try my solution if you can’t update msfs.

You can play with real-time protection - on.
Read my solution carefully.

In windows seacrh bar type
powershell

right click on powershell and select run as administrator

Copy/paste to powershell window

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_1.10.8.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\flightsimulator.exe”

(right click to paste into powershell window)

and press enter

Copy/paste to powershell window

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.GamingServices_2.47.2002.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\GamingServices.exe"

(right click to paste into powershell window)

and press enter

Copy/paste to powershell window

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.GamingServices_2.47.2002.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\GamingServicesNet.exe"

(right click to paste into powershell window)

and press enter

Run game.

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Test this 2 line to reinstall game service in a admin powershell windows :

get-appxpackage Microsoft.GamingServices | remove-AppxPackage -allusers
start ms-windows-store://pdp/?productid=9MWPM2CQNLHN

thanks for the reply, i followed your instructions but errors, ex below

Add-MpPreference : Operation failed with the following error: 0x800106ba. Operation: MpPreference. Target:
ConfigListExtension.
At line:1 char:1

  • Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Micr …
  •   + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (MSFT_MpPreference:root\Microsoft\...FT_MpPreference) [Add-MpPreference],
     CimException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0x800106ba,Add-MpPreference
    
    

Add-MpPreference : Operation failed with the following error: 0x%1!x!
At line:1 char:1

  • Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Micr …
  •   + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (MSFT_MpPreference:root\Microsoft\...FT_MpPreference) [Add-MpPreference],
     CimException
      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0x800106ba,Add-MpPreference
    
    

I have AVG , an alternate antivirus installed that works in place of Win Defender. I will try deactivating that while i run the game. I appreciate your help

That means windows defender services is 4 sure disabled on your PC
because another anti-virus is installed.

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Try loading a flight using Diamond DA40 NG Skyway aircraft (i have mods, use black and blue) at RJTT- Tokyo Intl . it seems to crash right before the flight loads now every time.

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This topic is not related to CTD.

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Your advice works for me. Airborne again.
Thanks

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So I did this and the game does in fact launch now, but when it gets to the loading bar screen, it crashes before it gets to the main menu. Any ideas?