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PMDG 737NGX with Windows 8


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#1 ads2006

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

Dear friends,

Any colleague in this forum tested our wonderful PMDG 737NGX with the new Windows 8 plataform ?

Any feedback is welcome because I am really curious as Microsoft completely changed their system to be more friendly with portable devices so I have no idea how it affect desktops and notebooks.

Other 2 points : how about sound and video drivers compatibility nowadays ? How about PMDG license ? Will it get lost when upgrading to the new system ?

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#2 Ben Cap

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

Windows 8 is fully backwards compatible with all of the FSX related stuff. NGX works fine in the new environment...

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

Ben,

I appreciated your answer. Thank you. If any other friends would like to share something please do it.

Regards and thanks in advance.

Adenilson

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

Considering my dinosaur of a computer (running Windows XP w/ 2GB RAM... crazy) maybe I should upgrade to Win8 instead of Win7. Not sure yet, I'm considering purchasing extra RAM too.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:21 AM

Friends,

In this exactly moment I am upgrading to Windows 8 Pro with the option to maintain current settings and docs (not clean install) because I want to maintain FSX SP2 and PMDG SP1c licenses.

My notebook is a Samsung RF511-SD3 Intel Core i7 with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, video card GeForce with 2 GB dedicated memory, blue-ray drive and 15.6 inch led display.

I will post results as soon as it finished.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:24 AM

Dear friends,

Just finished the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. It was fast without any issues. FSX and PMDG seems to be working fine and maintained all settings I left before the upgrade.

FPS before locked at 40 now is fluctuating between 30 to 35 but it is good enough. Outside view of land, sea and skies seems to be better to me.

On end of November 2012 Samsung is promising to release personalized upgrades to all my notebook hardware for Windows 8. However when installing Windows 8 it recognized all my hardware and installed succesfully the drivers.

Regards,

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:28 AM

FPS before locked at 40 now is fluctuating between 30 to 35 but it is good enough.



Aaaaaaaargh!! I thought there would be an improvement!
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:37 AM

Possibly a clean install will give different results.
I've yet to reinstall FSX and install PMDG

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

Jude,

If you get better in terms of graphics improvement after your clean install please let me know so I will go to the same way. I performed the easiest way because I would not like to install everything again (it would take several and several hours because I have MS Office, DVD burning programs, etc...).

Regards,

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

I did a completely fresh install of FSX/Accelerator AND 737NGX. FSX works fine until I install NGX. Program crashes every time I end flight or close program. Also, the "countdown" doesn't work nor does the 2D panel. I've tried to reinstall several times with same results. I do have SP1c installed. When I removed NGX, FSX works fine. Never had problems before I moved to Windows 8.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:29 PM

I did a completely fresh install of FSX/Accelerator AND 737NGX. FSX works fine until I install NGX. Program crashes every time I end flight or close program. Also, the "countdown" doesn't work nor does the 2D panel. I've tried to reinstall several times with same results. I do have SP1c installed. When I removed NGX, FSX works fine. Never had problems before I moved to Windows 8.

Have you tried using the uiautomationcore.dll fix? And welcome to Windows 8! The best OS ever! [/sarcasm]

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

Jgoggi,

I made some changes with Nvidia Inspector and now FSX is locked again in 40 FPS. It was not necessary to make a clean install of Windows 8.

I took advantage and also made some changes moving to 16xQ CSAA and I have used Inspector to lock frame rate to 30 FPS. Now I am quite satisfied as images are much better in terms of quality (especially in 3D). Thanks to Ryan Maziarz tips in General Forum.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:01 AM

I spent the whole weekend going back to Windows 7 as it would not play nicely with Prepar3d
Other than FSX was about the same as Windows 8.

One major issue was that the Saitek controllers would dissapear randomly esp. if I loaded a new flight.
When I set to Windows 7 compatibility mode it seems to have resolved this issue.
FPS was about the same so no real advantage to using it compared to 7

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

Upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro here (not a clean install) with FSX Acceleration, UTX, GEX, AS2012, PMDG 737NGX, and FS2Crew and I haven't had any issues. Everything seems to run just the same as it did under Windows 7, really.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:20 AM

mixed feelings after reading all this... need a poll done up. im stuck here now. just got my i5 3570k in the mail for my new pc. not sure if i want to chance windows 8...ahhh you only live once i'll do it. who cares, the planet is going to blow up in a month or so anyways :)
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