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Hi folks,

Just joined but I am having problems before I have even got started.... Hopefully someone can pick this one out fairly easily.


I initially tried downloading the demo version and it refused to install. I have now paid for the full version but unfortunately I am having the same problem on install.

I can download the X-plane 10 installer but when double click on the installer icon after extracting, a window opens with a blank black screen. A few moments later another error window pops up with the following message....

X-Plane 10 installer exe. has stopped working

A problem has caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program.........bla bla....


I have now tried the X-plane 10 installer on 3 separate laptops. One runs windows 7, one runs windows vista and one runs windows XP.

I'd be interested to hear any solutions etc.

Many thanks




I am currently trying X-plane 9 demo install and it seems to be installing as I type. I would still like to have X-plane 10 working if possible.

I am unsure how to obtain log files from the x-plane 10 install attempt as it has never actually been running to produce a log file.

I will update as version 9 installs anyway.



Further Edit.....

Version 9 demo installed and operates reasonably well. I'm still very interested in getting the full version 10 working if possible.

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You can check system requirements for X-Plane 10 on this page. Remember that X-Plane 10 requires, at the minimum, Dual Core, 2.5 GHz or faster, 4 GB of RAM, A video card with at least 1 GB of VRAM.

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Thanks Scruffy. It seems you are correct on at least 2 of the laptops I have tried. I don't have the third one here at the minute to check but I suspect it will also be below par.

I had expected the software to be quite a drain but I didn't realise it would need that much RAM etc etc.

Ah well, Xplane 9 it is for now then. I have a licence key here for xplane 10 but I expect I'll have to get that refunded or swapped for an xplane 9 version.


Thanks for the help!!