How to Reinstall SimConnect

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SimConnect is a software product for Microsoft Flight Simulator that is used with the XPax. XPax is a passenger simulation add-on for the FSX and FS9 versions of the program. If you experience a "SimConnect cannot be found" error, you will need to correct the problem to continue using the program. This will happen if you have recently installed the SP2 update on your system. To correct the error, you will need to remove and then reinstall the SP1 update.

Download FSX SP1

  • Go to the Microsoft Download Center Web page for FZX SP1.

  • Click the "Download" button.

  • Click the "Save File" button and then save the file to your desktop.

Remove and Reinstall SP1

  • Click the "Start" button and type "programs" into the search box. Click the option for "Uninstall a Program."

  • Scroll through the list and right-click the entry for "FSX SP1."

  • Click the "Uninstall" option from the context menu. Follow the prompts on the screen to remove the update from your computer.

  • Double-click the "fsx_sp1_ENU.exe" file to run the set-up. Follow the prompts on the screen to install the software.

Manually Delete Files

  • Click the "Start" button and select "Computer."

  • Navigate to "C:\Windows\winsxs."

  • Look for an entry labeled "x86_microsoft.flightsimulator.simconnect_67c7c14424d61b5b_10.0.61242.0_none_e079b46b85043c20."

  • Right-click on the name and select "Delete" from the context menu. Click the "Yes" button when the confirmation box appears.

  • Double-click the "fsx_sp1_ENU.exe" file to reinstall the update.

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