Thanks for replying. Yes, the game does not remember my settings. Each time I want to play, I open Control Panel and select Programs. Then I select "Play programs made for older versions of windows." Then I have to go through the setup program and choose FS9 to start. The sim starts but when I select my flight, I do not have any control inputs. Then I go through the calibration procedures. Usually that has allowed me to continue but today I cannot even calibrate the controls. You would think that with all the brains working for Microsoft, they could do some mods to FS9 so it would work on Win7.