Given FS2020 is published by Microsoft, the operating system is by Microsoft, the purchase point is the Microsoft Store and the installation app is XBOX (also inevitably Microsoft) why is leaving the beta such a pain for MSStore users when for Steam it’s simply a couple of clicks?
Why is not just an update like going from one beta version to the next?
My system is running the MSstore version installed to a dedicated SSD (non-default location). I wanted to start SU10 update with clean SU9 and today left the Beta using Xbox Insiders. The game core will then receive small update after system restart. I find Xbox app works better than Store app for this update. This preserves the large “Official” packages folder but unfortunately the game does not work correctly. Appears the startup update-needed check does not roll-back some of the SU10 Beta files when core is rolled back to SU9. The game starts but the Profile and Options pages do not have content. My finding is it is required to rename or delete the “Official” packages folder and then start the game to re-download the 99GiB folder. This is effectively a total reinstall which was warned as a possible outcome when leaving the beta. At this moment the large download is in progress. I expect it will work when complete, but if new problems develop I will edit this post later.
I needed the reinstall - your experience may differ. Let us know.
Be careful that when I went to actually launch FS2020, the default installation location was different than where I installed FS2020 and it tried to download the entire game (102GB) instead of the SU10 files! Make sure to select the drive & location where you have FS2020 installed. Gave me a panic for a hot sec!
I have left the beta and now I have reinstall MSFS but it willnot load. It gets to 27% then stops. It took 8hrs to do this.I wish I had never tried the beta now as I am no longer going to be able to use MSFS.