Microsoft Flight Simulator X Windows 8 (1628 Failed To Complete Installation)

I got a new windows 8 laptop and I installed MFSX on it and it was working fine
But I wanted all the add ons from my old laptop so I just transferred them manually
They did not work and the game messed up so I uninstalled the game
Now when I try to install it again it says 1628: Failed To Complete Installation
I tried all the solutions I found online but nothing works and most of them seem to be for windows 7
I also tried a lot of registry cleaners but nothing works
Please help
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Hi VladKalugin,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

From your issue description I understand that you are unable to install Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Windows 8.

Could you please answer the following questions so that I can help you in a better way.
1. What troubleshooting steps have tried to resolve this issue?
2. Which add-ons are you referring to?
3. Have you made any changes to the computer prior to this issue?

Now let’s try some steps for resolving this issue, which I have described as methods given below.

Method1:
You may rename the Install Shield folder.
Follow the steps to rename the Install Shield folder.
a. In Windows Explorer or in My Computer, open the following folder:
DRIVE \Program Files\Common Files\
b. Right-click the Install shield folder, and then click Rename.
c. Type InstallShield1, and then press ENTER.
d. Try to install the game.

Method 2: If the above steps fail then you may install the game in a clean boot state.
Perform a clean boot to check if any third party application is causing the issue, as clean boot helps in eliminating software conflicts. Follow these steps given in the link below to start the computer in clean boot.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
Note: After performing clean boot refer to the article How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot to boot to normal mode.

If the issue still persists then contact flight simulator technical support.
Hope the above information helps.

Do let us know if you have any other queries pertaining to Windows in the future. We will be happy to help.

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Last updated September 13, 2018 Views 5,562 Applies to: