Yeah, I probably should rename the username from owner...I just jumped straight to flight simulator once I purchased it. :)
First, thanks for your assistance, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me resolve this issue.
Second, I'm not quite sure what UAC is. User Account Control? Where do I got to check to see if it's on or off?
Yes, I notice your fsbuild configurations are more up to date and detailed. How do i update my configurations? For instance, your magyear is 2005 and mine is 2002. What does magyear mean?
You suggested I rename the existing file...which file did you mean? fsbuild? Flight Simulator X Files?
You wrote: "The export path to FS2004/FSX is automatic - you don't need the path variable you set." I'm not quite sure what you're referring to here.
Sorry for all the questions and requests for clarifications...it's just that I've been in and out of so many folders and files trying to troubleshoot this, that I've confused my self and I'm not quite sure what's what.
UAC is User Account Control - click the desktop and press F1 for Help, type in UAC and take a look at the first article in the list; you'll see a link to go to the control panel app that controls it - move the slider all the way to the bottom and reboot your machine. That will turn it off. Always
run FSBuild from the right click "run as administrator" anyway.
To update your configuration, rename the fsbuild2.cfg file to fsbuild2.xxx and then run FSBuild to create a new one. Then go to Options|Settings and set the FS_Home path and check the boxes in the tree on the left of the screen for the options you want and press the Save button. Close FSBuild and look at your new fsbuild2.cfg file in notepad - it should begin to look similar to mine. You can just copy the appropriate entries from mine for NATRAKURL (the path is new), and make sure FSX_GPS and PMDG737NG (at least) are in the [STARTUP] section. The options I have set are pretty typical for a good running app - copy the ones you want. If you are running AS2012 or ASE for weather you'll need the ACTIVESKY variable - just copy mine and if you use ASE change "AS2012" to "ASE" and your user name.
FSBuild knows where the folders are for FSX (C:\Users\Owner\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files) are without you setting anything - that's what I meant when I said you don't need the path variable in your file as long as FSX_GPS is in the [STARTUP] section. The "C:\Users\Owner\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files" folder should have been created when you installed FSX - if it wasn't, you must create it by hand.