Microsoft Flight Simulator FAQ

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Microsoft Store version - Download & Installation guide


Before installing Microsoft Flight Simulator, install the US English Language Pack installed for Apps & Websites. If you install Microsoft Flight Simulator without this pack, the install might hang.

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings > Time & Language
  2. Go to Speech > Manage Voice
  3. Click on + Add voices
  4. In the search bar type "English"
  5. Install the English (United States) Language Pack


To install Microsoft Flight Simulator Microsoft Store version.

  1. Bring up the Microsoft Store app by clicking on the Store icon in your taskbar or pressing the WINDOW icon key on your keyboard then typing "Store" > Open
  2. Click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the screen to open the dropdown menu
  3. Select My Library.My_Library.png
  4. In the list, select Microsoft Flight Simulator then click Install to begin the installation process.mceclip0.png
  5. (OPTIONAL) Install Digital Ownership (Note: Skip this step if Digital Ownership doesn't appear in your library, not all version comes with this entitlement)
  6. Once the app is installed, click on Launch to launch Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  7. Sign in to Microsoft Flight Simulator with the Microsoft Account (Xbox Live account) used to purchase the game. See our knowledge base article for details: Gamertag & Microsoft Account FAQ
  8. On the "Welcome, set your experience" screen, using the checkboxes, select the content you want to download and install. Installation_Manager.png
  9. Click Update to start downloading the packages.
  10. If it's your first installation customize your experience by setting up your Graphics Settings, Services, Control settings and Assistance and click Next.


NOTE: To install the packages at the location of your choice, see All versions - Can I choose or change the installation path? (Install on the D: drive instead of the C: drive for instance)

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