I have been paying a lot of attention to the new Windows 8.1 release and its compatibility with FS2004 and FSX. Needless, to say that I was disappointed to discover in FS-Oriented forum posts that Windows 8.1 was incompatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X (No word for FS2004 running in Windows 8.1). I will eventually update my PC OS to Windows 8.1 (64-bit) from Windows 7 and at least to me FS compatibility is paramount when it comes to a Windows installation given that I have been with the FS franchise for about 17+ years with it. I am aware that compatibility issues in Windows Developer Previews are quite common and I decided to give it some time before writing this post...
Given that Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 (64-bit) RTM build, I was wondering if compatibility issues with FSX have been resolved in the latest release or if they still remain? Also, is there any compatibility news for FS2004?
I am not sure how this is possible but Microsoft insists that FSX and FS2004 are compatible with Windows 8.1 according to the Windows Compatibility Center.
FS2004 (Don't know why the post includes a FSX picture cover art) (this one seems to be official):
Another FS2004 with the correct image in the compatibility center: