I had the same problem. The aircraft in the preview screen reappeared when I changed FS9 to windowed mode. I've been running FSX this way for some time because, when I run it full screen, Windows 10 likes to hide the dialogue boxes.
The file fs91upd.exe is for updating FS2004 from version 9.0 to version 9.1. You do not rename the fs9.exe file before you do that. THEN AFTER you have done the update you rename the exe file and download and install the no-cd patch.
Tom, I want to add my name to the chorus of folks who greatly appreciate your facilitating the use of FS2004 on both Windows 7 and 10. Thank you VERY much!!! Psychdoc01
I have the patch and fs9 works great in win 10,,in windowed mode. If I try to use full screen all I get is a black screen. I am running it at 4k rez so that might be some of the problem.
I'm stuck in a similar situation. When I click on the FS9 icon, the screen just goes blank and it does not show the any part simulator page. I then have to Alt+Tab to get out of the blank page to get back to the desktop screen. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Hey Paul, not at all. Thanks for the effort on your part to help! I tried looking up fs9.cfg but couldn't find anything. There are aircraft.fs9.cfg, panel.fs9.cfg, sound.fs9.cfg, display.cfg etc but nothing without those prefix.