Microsoft Flight Simulator Disc FAQ
In this article, we have consolidated some of the most frequently asked questions about the Disc version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. You can find each question along with an answer below.
Q) Do I need to download any content after installing the DVDs?
A) The DVDs contain only the installer and the content (The Aircraft, World, etc). The core simulator is then downloaded via the internet during installation. This ensures you always have the latest version.
Q) Do I need a Microsoft account to install Microsoft Flight Simulator?
A) Yes. The install will guide you through the creation of an Xbox account if you do not already have one.
Q) Is an internet connection required?
A) Yes. An active internet connection is required during installation. An internet connection is also required to run the simulator.
Q) How will I update Microsoft Flight Simulator?
A) The Disc version of Microsoft Flight Simulator will check for updates when the simulator is launched.
Q) Do I need to keep the disc inserted to run Microsoft Flight Simulator?
A) Yes. Disc 1 will need to be inserted to launch Microsoft Flight Simulator to check the status of your activation.
Q) Is the Disc version of Microsoft Flight Simulator the same version as the download version?
A) Yes. The versions are the same.