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GTO
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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,06:43

Hi all
I just picked up my new i5 windows 7 Gforce GTX 650 2gig card 8 meg ram PC.
First thing I did was install my copy of FSX gold. FSX deluxe installed no worries. Went to install acceleration, the only product key I could find was the one that I used to activate the FSX Deluxe. So typed in the key and of course its telling me invalid key.
I can't remember a sperate product key for acceleration. I have only installed FSX gold on the old PC which I had to have reformated so I now have the same issue on the old PC.

Rang Micrsoft here in New zealand which puts me to the USA and of course they no longer provide new product keys as the software is no longer supported .

Can anyone who has FSX gold remember a separate product key for acceleration? I've looked but maybe I have lost it.

I guess that more people may end  having the same issue when they upgrade to new PC or have to re format there existing ones

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Rhys


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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,07:13

Hi Rhys,

because I am a new adept of FSX I remeber that for installing FSX Deluxe and Accleration pack you need two separate productkeys.

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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,07:48

Does that mean the keys will be constantly valid now? What I mean is, if you have both products, could you now install them on all of your 3 computers without conflict?  ???

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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,07:58

Hi Mr Brot
I think somewhere along the way I have missplaced the Key for acceleration.

Not sure jrbirdman81 at the moment FSX deluxe is on both computers May need to buy a new copy of FSX gold :(

Rhys


Edited by GTO on Feb. 04 2013,08:03

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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,08:09

Well I bought fsx deluxe when it was first released and acceleration later so mine has 2 serials.

I had an activation issue once where it wouldn't validate and I had to phone Microsoft who must have reset something on my version and have installed it many more times since with no activation errors.

Hopefully someone with Gold will help out, but there is a solution risky though it is.


Edited by Manilow on Feb. 04 2013,22:36

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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,11:53

the crack is a form of regedit and was declared  is a form of piracy from Microsoft some time back  


many have posted that, and had their posts removed from various forums due to Microsofts stance on bypassing the online registration

***not a good thing post it could get HC in trouble


Edited by jeansy on Feb. 04 2013,11:56

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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,12:19

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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,16:28

My version of FSX Gold has 2 key labels in the back cover of the plastic case it came with.  If you somehow lost the keys then it's your fault.  However if you have the keys and still can't make it install, then I would say do whatever you have to do to make it work.

Just don't talk about here LOL


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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,17:25

Personally I'd sue Microsoft for not allowing me to use a product I paid for, but there you go.

They have a moral right to help you get it installed again. Opps I nearly swore then the @@@@holes.


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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,18:00

Hi Rhys,if your able to acess  your old activated installation, maybe by copying these 3 DLL it will do as it was activated.

This 3 DLL are inside the main FSX folder:
api.dll
fsui.dll
main.dll

They where modified at the time FSX was supported, when Microsoft was giving you an activation code.
If they not giving it anymore, maybe it worth to give a try.
Personally i have back-up those dll's to avoid the problem you got.

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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,19:18

OK I think this post is now going off the subject and slowly turning into one of  those why did I start this in the first place.

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My version of FSX Gold has 2 key labels in the back cover of the plastic case it came with.  If you somehow lost the keys then it's your fault.  However if you have the keys and still can't make it install, then I would say do whatever you have to do to make it work.



Point taken, yes more than likely I have misplaced the Key. I bought FSX some years ago. The deluxe product key is glued to the inside of the cover, I have all the original manuals maybe MS should Have glued the acceleration key to the inside cover as well or glued it into the manual or yes maybe I should not have lost it.

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Just don't talk about here LOL


As for not talking about it here I have every right too lol . In no way in my original post did I seek anyone's help in trying to obtain any illegal fix or work around to avoid activating my legal copy of FSX gold.

For those that have offered me suggestions I know you mean well but to avoid any further issue, Manilow it may be best to edit you post and remove any reference to the activation fix  

Thanks froggy unfortunately the old Pc which FSX gold was original load on to was reformatted and I have to reinstall everything hence the same issue on the old PC.  But thanks for the suggestion

 
cheers


Rhys


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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,22:07

I dont think you are seeing what im getting at

personally I dont care what you do, me i would go buy another copy of gold, most days these are going for under $20 and that way you will always have a working copy

I just think posting links here and instructions on how to bypass it in the forum is a bad idea, as it promoting it and could get this place in shit as it has at other forums

save that stuff for private messages, im sure Jordan doesnt want a please explain


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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,22:40

Post edited... although it was only a you tube video link.

For the record I'm not that stupid...  ???

MaNiLoW  :p

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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,23:40

Cheers Manilow I do appreciate the help  ( I certainly don't think you stupid)

Yep I have been looking for a replacement copy of FSX gold

Cheers

Rhys


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Posted: Feb. 04 2013,23:49

Manilow, i know your not and you had the best intentions

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Cheers Manilow I do appreciate the help  ( I certainly don't think you stupid)

Yep I have been looking for a replacement copy of FSX gold

Cheers

Rhys

have you tried ebay?

Do you want me to keep an eye out here, EB games has them in the cheap basket regularly

and postage to NZ is cheap


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Posted: Feb. 05 2013,00:39

Cheers Jeansy, Trademe have a couple for $44.95 so I will snap one of those up

Rhys


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Posted: Feb. 05 2013,01:13

This may open a can of worms, but I will post it anyway.

If you have a legal copy of a product and that company has made very clear that they will not support it any longer (as in they also are not marketing it for sale), why should you get punished if you crack it (which is considered piracy)?

Let me put it this way.  Say I bought the first iPhone when it was released, legally owned it, paid outright.  Now that iPhone 4 and 5 are out, there would be no support for the original and you can't get one direct from Apple, all will be second hand now.  I decide that I want to use on another carrier, so I jailbreak it since Apple says it can't be unlocked (bs), but ovbiously it can because it has been done.  The fact that anyone would try to make this a crime is beyond me.  They no longer get any monetary benefit from the product as they willingly gave that up when the pulled it from the market and stopped supporting it.  Beyond that, the product was fully paid for, so they got their intended return on it.

 I am not an advocate in anyway of software piracy as developers have invested an amazing amount of time, talent, sweat, heartache, etc. to develop that product.  However, I do slacken my stance on that when it is used to restore service that you already legally had.


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Posted: Feb. 05 2013,05:20

Just my .02 cents.

I recently built a new computer and reinstalled FSX and Accel.  This was AFTER the announcement that Microshaft was not supporting FSX any longer.

I had no issues using the product keys from my boxes.  Both my old FSX Deluxe and my Accel pack had the product keys inside the box.  As does the second copy of FSX that I bought because I lost the first copy (but found it later...duh).

Like Jeansy, I would just get another copy since it is cheap.  Technically, you can do a bunch of stuff until you get Accel installed.
Good luck with your decision though.  I went nuts for the couple days I was backing up my old comp and building my new one.
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Simplest solution: FSX-SE!! Acceleration included... :D
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