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Old Jul 11, 2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Flight Sim on Parallels

I am trying to install Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Expansion pack on my Parallels but when I try to run setup.exe it keeps giving me the error message: "Error reading setup initialization file" Any answers?
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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Try installing it as the administrator level:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...d-d5a96d944a20

I'm not familiar with parallels, so you'll need to provide some more specifics on how you've got that setup working.

Last time I saw this issue was back in the days of FSX beta versions.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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I am trying to install Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Expansion pack on my Parallels but when I try to run setup.exe it keeps giving me the error message: "Error reading setup initialization file" Any answers?
I am having exactly the same issue - running 1 year old top of the line iMac with Parallels - I am wondering if it is a disk issue or? I thought perhaps Windows 7 was not compatible with the game, but my research says I am incorrect there also. Anyone? Bueller, Bueller?
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Fix: Create iso

I had this same issue and solved it by installing PowerIso, copying all of the files from the virtual disk in to Poweriso and exporting it as an iso. I then mounted the new iso with power iso and it worked
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I am trying to install Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Expansion pack on my Parallels but when I try to run setup.exe it keeps giving me the error message: "Error reading setup initialization file" Any answers?
MFS X is very demanding on the hardware...
I'm not sure running it in Parallels will be a good idea.

Cannot Boot Camp?
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