MSFS 2020 installs on my friends PC, but he can't run it

Discus and support MSFS 2020 installs on my friends PC, but he can't run it in XBoX Games and Apps to solve the problem; The operating system which is Windows 10 I assume, requires an update to Windows Game Services. It shows the need for an upgrade, but doesn't show a... Discussion in 'XBoX Games and Apps' started by MichaelHarleman, Aug 6, 2022 at 4:02 AM.

  1. MSFS 2020 installs on my friends PC, but he can't run it


    The operating system which is Windows 10 I assume, requires an update to Windows Game Services. It shows the need for an upgrade, but doesn't show a way to install it. If he updates the Xbox App will that automatically update the Gaming Services for Windows 10? He was so upset he just uninstalled it, and said he didn't have the patience to deal with it. I have run into problems similar in the past with various things, and I know how he feels.

    :)
     
    MichaelHarleman, Aug 6, 2022 at 4:02 AM
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  2. ngocphi Win User

    MSFS 2020 installs on my friends PC, but he can't run it

    Ok does he meet the requirements?

    ,pls give us his system specs

    Flightsims 2020 requires a lot of power
  3. SwordofWhedon Win User

    MSFS 2020 installs on my friends PC, but he can't run it

    Updates are installed when you boot the game, except for major updates which are handled at the local level patching the game

    You need to start the game and leave it to update until it's finished. This may be as over 100GB

    You will need functional gaming services on Windows to access the game, so that would be the first thing I'd fix. Gaming Services would show up under your windows store updates.
  4. MaxiDoom Win User

    Latest mandatory update for flight simulator 2020 not showing up or downloading in microsoft store.

    I can also confirm this worked for me on PC. I downloaded the XBOX app via the store.

    Then, in store, clicked the three dots.

    Then "downloads and updates" and sure enough there was an update for MSFS 2020 1.19.9.0. This was 507.0MB.

    I then started MSFS 2020 which went to its own install manager and showed me the "Standard Content" mandatory update which was 108.12MB. The total download, however, was 3.19GB.

    I then downloaded all available updates in content manager.

    Once all this was complete I quit to desktop and restarted MSFS 2020 without issue.

    I think it's VERY strange to need to install the XBOX app for any updates to show in the PC's Microsoft store!!
  5. Poetic Phoenix 3 Win User

    moving away from steam

    Thank you for contact us! I'm Anderson, an Independent Consultant and a Microsoft user like you.

    good night

    First you need to uninstall the game through steam, and then install it from the microsoft store.

    If you have already made the purchase through the microsoft store, confirm here:

    https://account.microsoft.com/billing/orders/
    I tried the following

    Here are the steps I followed

    1. Remove MSFS 2020 from steam

    2. Delete the steam account on the steam web page

    3. Uninstall steam on my PC

    4. Go to MSFS store and buy MSFS 2020

    5. Install MSFS 2020

    6. Launch by double clicking the application.

    -- When I did this I got an error about this gamertag already connected to some other or something like that. ---

    Did I miss something?
  6. elwookienator Win User

    Can not update or install games through Xbox GamePass PC

    tried that still getting error 0x80070141 :(

    cannot install state of decay, msfs 2020 or fallout 76
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