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I am not with Laminar Research; just a flight simmer.
Others before you have asked a very similar question. This forum is not the location to solve your problem. You need to ask the same question by making direct contact with Laminar Research by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-269-0976 for support.
There is a hybrid version of X-Plane available which is not sold by Laminar Research. Your recipient will appreciate the gift a lot more with the genuine article.
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