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Article ID: 933590 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 4.0

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SYMPTOMS

On a Windows Vista-based computer that is connected to more than one monitor, the Microsoft Flight Simulator X game display flickers and becomes corrupted. When this problem occurs, you cannot play Flight Simulator X.

This problem occurs when you change the monitor configuration after you start Flight Simulator X. This problem also occurs when you do not set the monitor configuration to the default monitor configuration for Flight Simulator X when the game starts.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791/ ) How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfixes and security updates that are included in SP2 for Windows Vista Service and for Windows Server 2008

For more information about the hotfixes and the security updates that are included in SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site: -
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335033.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335033.aspx)
Note: Currently, the list of hotfixes and security updates is available only in English.

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Vista x86-based versions
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Download the update for Windows Vista x86-based versions (KB933590) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FF1E7500-4BAB-4B44-81E0-3193F690CA7A)
Windows Vista 64-bit versions
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Download the update for Windows Vista 64-bit versions (KB933590) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=79CE4693-349C-425D-8D58-BB84B120A55D)

Release Date: April 24, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Hotfix information

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, 32-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Acres.dll6.0.6000.205552,56012-Mar-200723:12x86
Sysmain.sdbNot Applicable3,203,65212-Mar-200722:24Not Applicable
Aclayers.dll6.0.6000.20555537,60013-Mar-200702:11x86
Acxtrnal.dll6.0.6000.20555173,05613-Mar-200702:11x86
Drvmain.sdbNot Applicable81,96812-Mar-200722:24Not Applicable
D3d8thk.dll6.0.6000.2055511,26413-Mar-200702:11x86
D3d9.dll6.0.6000.205551,788,41613-Mar-200702:11x86
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sysmain.sdbNot Applicable41,73012-Mar-200722:27Not Applicable
Aclayers.dll6.0.6000.20555328,19213-Mar-200703:10x64
D3d8thk.dll6.0.6000.2055512,28813-Mar-200703:10x64
D3d9.dll6.0.6000.205551,953,28013-Mar-200703:10x64
Acres.dll6.0.6000.205552,56012-Mar-200723:12x86
Sysmain.sdbNot Applicable3,203,65212-Mar-200722:24Not Applicable
Aclayers.dll6.0.6000.20555537,60013-Mar-200702:11x86
Acxtrnal.dll6.0.6000.20555173,05613-Mar-200702:11x86
Drvmain.sdbNot Applicable81,96812-Mar-200722:24Not Applicable
D3d8thk.dll6.0.6000.2055511,26413-Mar-200702:11x86
D3d9.dll6.0.6000.205551,788,41613-Mar-200702:11x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the terms that are used to describe software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X Standard
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe
Keywords: 
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