Frequently Asked Questions 
Technical Questions
Does FSX require Vista and DirectX 10?
Can I use multiple monitors?
What are the differences between the Standard and Deluxe versions?
What are the minimum system requirements to run Flight Simulator X?
Will my joystick work with Flight Simulator X?

General Questions
Who builds Flight Simulator?
Will Flight Simulator teach me to fly an airplane?
Flight Simulator X now uses product activation. What is this, and how does it work?
I've heard about a flour bombing mission. Does that mean Flight Simulator X has combat features?
Why should I upgrade to Flight Simulator X?
Do I have to fly the missions, or can I use Flight Simulator X the same way I've always used Flight Simulator?
What is the "Shared Aircraft" feature all about?
Is my home airport in Flight Simulator X?

Compatibility and Upgrades
Will my Flight Simulator 2004 aircraft and scenery work in Flight Simulator X?
Is there a rebate/upgrade offered for previous versions?

About FAQs

There's a lot to know about Flight Simulator, so it's no surprise that people have lots of questions. Here are answers to some of the questions that we get asked most frequently. We'll update this list as more questions come in. If you have a question of your own that you don't see answered here, feel free to submit it!

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