Flight Simulator update:
Every once in a while, Microsoft Flight Simulator releases an update. It includes aircraft, scenery, airports, and 3D Buildings. When Microsoft makes the game in the 1980s, there was no update. The only new version replaces the old version, but you cannot update the same performance to a recent version. The only way is to purchase the game and downloaded it separately. People used only Floppy disk to download the game because the download size was not large because there was no detailed scenery, aircraft or airport, air traffic control, and limited cities in the United States. The computers in the 1980s were not that developed.
Flight Simulator 2002, 2004 and x update:
When I played Flight Simulator 2002 and 2004, there was no update. The only way to update scenery is to purchase aircraft, scenery and 3D buildings add ons from Steam or other sources. For Flight Simulator 2002 and 2004, you need to buy a CD drive to download additional aircraft.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 update:
In August 2020 Microsoft released the latest version was released, it is much better than the previous version because you do not need to download the new version every time. While using the program, you will get a notification if there is an update. It is a good idea to update the game for it to run smoothly, and more new features will be included and that prevent the game from freezing and reduces error notifications while playing. You need a decent internet connection and close any program in the background for faster updates.
If you get an error while updating the file, you should close the program and open it again. The time zone should be correct. The issue occurs because lack of windows update, so it is important to update windows regularly. If that does not solve the issue, you should try to reset the Microsoft store or windows cache. For more details on how to troubleshoot update issues, you should go to the Microsoft forums website for help.
The benefit of updating the game:
It is always a good idea to update the game to get new features and updated scenery, 3D buildings and aircraft, thus better performance and preventing the game from freezing or experience error message. You need to have enough computer space of at least 150 GB to download the updated files.