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Error reinstalling microsoft flight simulator X

I am running windows XP and receive an error message when i try to reinstall FSX 'Installation forbidden by system policy contact administrator'
I am the administrator and have reinstalled many times before without a problem, I cannot find any way to disable this policy in XP home, or to edit the registry to disable it. Any ideas would be much appreciated. I am the only user of this computer so disabling the policy seems to be the best solution.

Cheers Mike
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  1. is this a good fsx system

    Computer Case Black & Silver ATX Tower Case
    CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 250 2MB (2 x 3.0 GHZ)
    Motherboard Foxconn M6IPMV 2000MT/s (NVIDIA 6100)
    Memory 4GB PC-6400 800 MHZ (2 x 2 GB) (DDR2)
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT - 1 GB - 2xDVI/VGA/HDMI (Palit) - OverClocked
    Power Supply OCZ 500W Stealth XStream - Low Noise
    Hard Drive 1 160 GB SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 8MB
    Optical Drive 1 Samsung (S222A) DVD PLUS/-RW 22x Dual Layer - Black (IDE)
    Sound Card Motherboard Integrated 5.1 Sound
    Networking Edimax Wireless LAN 54Mbps (USB)
    USB Ports 4 X USB 2.0 Ports
    CPU Heatsink Thermalright Ultima-90i - Silent
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
    Security Software No Security Software Included
    Backup Solution Standard Operating System Backup
    Keyboard Standard Slim Keyboard (PS/2)
    Mouse Logitech RX250 Optical Mouse (USB)
  2. Hi

    If you want to see FSX at its best you need to install a few add ons, Scenery and terrain improvements and in particular programs like Traffic X add a huge amount of interest to the programm by filling the sky and the airports with planes.
    You seem to have or are planning to have a reasonable AMD system but you will not be able to run FSX at maximum settings with the sort of add ons that I mentioned.
    My system is based on an AMD Phenom ii x4 940 3Ghzx4 which is one of the top 3 AMD processors, my Graphics card is a little slower than yours an 8800GT, other bits are more or less similar. I can achieve 30 frames ps with almost every setting at max, but at major airports with my Traffic X set to 100%, which means every gate has an aircraft so its very busy it still slows down to 10 to 15 fps. It is the most demanding programme I have ever had and I would recommend that if you can find a little more money get AMD Phenom ii 910, 940, 945 or 955. You will not be disappointed then. Your AMD Athlon X2 just scrapes into last place on the chart, check this

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/2009-desktop-cpu-charts/3DMark-Vantage-1.0.2-CPU,Marque_fbrandx32,1398.html

    Cheers Mike
  3. Computer Case Black & Silver ATX Tower Case
    CPU AMD Phenom II X4 940 (4 x 3.0 GHz) 6MB - Black Edition
    Motherboard Asus M3N78-AM 5200MT/s (NVIDIA 8200)
    Memory 4GB PC-6400 800 MHZ (2 x 2 GB) (DDR2)
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT - 1 GB - 2xDVI/VGA/HDMI (Palit) - OverClocked
    Power Supply 600W PSU
    Hard Drive 1 160 GB SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 8MB
    Optical Drive 1 Samsung (S222A) DVD PLUS/-RW 22x Dual Layer - Black (IDE)
    Sound Card Motherboard Integrated 5.1 Sound
    Networking Edimax Wireless LAN 54Mbps (PCI)
    USB Ports 4 X USB 2.0 Ports
    CPU Heatsink AMD Heatsink & Fan - Low Noise
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
    Security Software No Security Software Included
    Backup Solution Standard Operating System Backup
    Keyboard Standard Slim Keyboard (PS/2)
    Mouse Standard Black Optical Mouse (USB)

    better ?
  4. Hi

    That sounds very good to me, you should be able to bang your settings right up and get the full benefit of what is a very good flight sim, I recommend Traffic X from just flight to add thousands of flights and some terrain improving software such as FS Global and VFR real scenery all make for a more realistic experience, good luck

    Mike
  5. thanks alot for the help mike

    ben
  6. NP Ben
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