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Stuck in Mandatory Update loop

The Loop:

Started MSFS today 8/6/2021 (10:14pm PT),

Prompt for Mandatory Update

Clicked Ok

Launches MS Store

See one update available

Run the update (XBOX Game Bar)

Start MSFS

Prompt for Mandatory Update

Click Ok

Launches MS Store

No updates available??

Rebooted PC

Start MSFS

Prompt for Mandatory Update

Click Ok

Launches MS Store

No updates available??

So I'm unable to run MSFS. I've tested on two separate computers at different times, identical problem. I hope this isn't another case of full uninstall, clean/wipe, re-install ... I really don't have a full day to waste doing that especially since it was just a XBOX Game Bar update ... no idea why that is "Mandatory" to run MSFS?

Rob.


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I think you have the same problem as me, The MS Store is not getting the Update for MSFS....


XBox Game Bar, is a standalone app, that has nothing todo directly with MSFS in tis case :(


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Kaiii3 answered

Found a soltion in the MSFS Forum and seems to be working:


1) Install XBOX App via the MS Store

2) Start the XBOX App

3) Open MS Store App

49 Wait a bit

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SimHorizon answered

Thanks for the response Kaiii3, unfortunately that didn't work for me? I went to MS Store and searched for "XBOX App", installed it. Opened XBOX App and saw two pending updates. I selected to update and got the following:

1. Stuck updating XBOX Gaming Service

2. Failed to update MSFS

xboxgameservicesstuckinstalling.jpg

msfsfailedtoupdate.jpg

I'll reboot and see if that makes any difference.

So when was the XBOX App a required installation?

And, why was it not installed if MSFS requires it?

Rob.


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I shutdown XBOX App even though tasks where stuck and not completed. Rebooted. Start MSFS, got the message to update, hit Ok, MSFS shuts down and opens MS Store. I do nothing, since there are no updates pending, start MSFS again and this time it loads with 1.18.15.0 ... bizarre and makes me wonder if it really updated correctly?

Unfortunately 1.18.15.0 hasn't solved any of my issues listed here:

Community folder loading issue

The much touted "communication" from Asobo seems to be missing? Is this "progress"?

Rob.

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