How to Set Up FSX With SSD Drives

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How to Set Up FSX With SSD Drives
Flight Simulator X puts you in the pilot's seat. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) is a computer simulation that lets users take the role of virtual pilot in one of many aircraft. The simulation is very detailed and covers many square miles of painstakingly recreated airfields, cities and landscapes. All this data must be loaded each time a mission is flown. You can increase the speed at which this data loads by setting up FSX on a Solid State Drive (SSD), which provide faster reads and writes than mechanical hard drives.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Computer with solid state drive
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X installation disc

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  1. 1

    Insert the Microsoft Flight Simulator X Installation Disc into the optical drive of your computer. The installation process initiates.

  2. 2

    Follow the on-screen instructions until you are prompted to select an installation directory.

  3. 3

    Set the installation directory to your solid state drive.

  4. 4

    Download Service Pack 1 and 2 (see Resources) to your Desktop.

  5. 5

    Install Service Pack 1 by clicking on it and following the on-screen instructions.

  6. 6

    Install Service Pack 2 by clicking on it and following the on-screen instructions. Microsoft Flight Simulator X is now installed and updated on your solid state drive.

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