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Update Download & Installation Issues

After every Sim Update and World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator, there are a number of users who are having problems making their Windows 10 to find the new MSFS update. Also, there are problems with the base MSFS download and installation as well if it’s bought from Microsoft Store. These step-by-step guidelines should solve download and installation problems for good. Go through the following guidelines carefully. If you bought MSFS via Microsoft Store, you need to install the Xbox App and sign in to it with the same email address you used to purchase the MSFS. Both steps one and two are mandatory. If a problem finding the update still exists do the additional step three. A fix for the MSFS installer’s slow download speed is here.

STEP ONE

  1. Click on the Start menu, select Settings, and go to Update & Security.
  2. Stay on Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.
  3. Wait for the verification and possible updates to install completely.
  4. Open Microsoft Store via Windows search bar by typing “Store“.
  5. Select Microsoft Store and further click on Open.
  6. In the top right-hand side corner, click on the three-dot menu.
  7. Go to Downloads and updates and click on Get updates.
  8. If there are updates available, click on Update all.
  9. Wait for all the updates to download and install completely.
  10. Then, click on your profile icon in the top right corner.
  11. Click on your email address and then click on Sign out.

STEP TWO

  1. Click on the Start menu, select Settings, and go to Time & Language.
  2. Select Date & Time and toggle Set the time automatically to ON.
  3. Also, toggle the Set the time zone automatically to ON.
  4. Click on Sync now to set the system clock with the server time.
  5. Click on Region and double-check that your country is selected.
  6. Next, reboot your computer for these changes to take effect.
  7. Open Microsoft Store and click on the icon in the top right corner.
  8. Click on Sign in, do it with the account you used to purchase MSFS.
  9. Finally, try to install or update your Microsoft Flight Simulator.

ADDITIONAL STEP THREE

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo + R keys.
  2. Type “WSReset.exe“, press Enter, and wait for Microsoft Store.
  3. In the Windows search bar, type “Windows PowerShell“.
  4. In the menu, select “Run as administrator“.
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell screen, type the following.

    get-appxpackage Microsoft.GamingServices | remove-AppxPackage -allusers

  6. Press Enter. Then type the following command and press Enter.

    start ms-windows-store://pdp/?productid=9MWPM2CQNLHN

  7. Click Get to install Gaming Services, select Yes if prompted.
  8. Finally, reboot your computer, and try to install or update MSFS.
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