DVD Version - Reinstalling Microsoft Flight Simulator

DVD Version - Reinstalling Microsoft Flight Simulator

This article is regarding the Disc version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020 release). To reinstall the digital download version of the simulator, please view the following guide .
To reinstall Microsoft Flight Simulator, please follow the steps below.

Section 1: Uninstalling Microsoft Flight Simulator.

1) In the Windows search bar, search and open "Add or remove programs"
2) In the window that opens, search "Microsoft Flight Simulator - DVD Content" in the list of installed apps.
3) Click on "Microsoft Flight Simulator - DVD Content" and click "Uninstall".
4) Repeat the same steps above, replacing "Microsoft Flight Simulator - DVD Content" with just "Microsoft Flight Simulator".

Section 2: Installing Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Windows 10
Windows 11
1) Insert Disc 1 and proceed with the Disc installation.
1) Insert Disc 1 and proceed with the Disc installation.
2) After reaching DVD 10, you will be prompted for an activation code. As you have previously installed the simulator, you will not be able to redeem this code again. Instead, close the code redemption window and follow the steps below.
2) After reaching DVD 10, you will be prompted for an activation code. As you have previously installed the simulator, you will not be able to redeem this code again. Instead, close the code redemption window and follow the steps below.
3) If not already open, open the Microsoft Store app on your system.

3) If not already open, open the Microsoft Store app on your system.
4) Click on the 3 dots in the top right corner and click "Downloads and Updates"

4) Click on the "Library" button in the bottom left of the store.

5) Click "Get updates" and then the "Update all" button. Wait for all updates to complete before moving to step 4.

5) Click "Get updates" and then the "Update all" button should it appear. Wait for all updates to complete before moving to step 4.

6) Click "All owned" from the left side panel and then click "Install" or "Launch" on Microsoft Flight Simulator.

6) On the same page,  scroll down to the "Microsoft Flight Simulator" entry and click "Install" or "Launch" depending on which action you need to perform. This is most likely install.

Microsoft Flight Simulator will now be reinstalled on your system.
Microsoft Flight Simulator will now be reinstalled on your system.