How to fix Microsoft Flight Simulator Slow Download Speed on PC

How to fix Microsoft Flight Simulator Slow Download Speed on PC
Microsoft Flight Simulator Screenshot

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a flight simulator from Asobo Studio and Xbox Game Studios. The title is available on Microsoft WindowsXbox One, and Xbox Series X. It is one of the highest-rated games of the year and a technical marvel. If you are on PC and are getting Microsoft Flight Simulator slow download speed, here is how you can fix it.

The title has Mostly Positive reviews on Steam, and a Metacritic score of 92.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Slow Download Speed

Developers are aware that some users are facing slower download speeds when trying to update the game, or downloading the game itself. You can fix this by following the methods below.

Fix: Using Command Prompt

  • In the Windows search bar, type Command and look for ‘Command Prompt
  • In the menu select “Run as administrator
  • Enter: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
  • Press enter
  • Reboot your computer

Additional Fixes

  • Close the app and restart it rather than letting it hang. Note: the download will resume from where it left off (you will not have to download from the start again)
  • Avoid using WiFi when updating. Try using an ethernet cable instead.
  • Turn off any security software that may be interfering (UAC, Antivirus, Firewall).
  • Change the installation repository (from C: to D: for instance) or try creating a new installation folder in the drive of your choice (for instance create “MSFS” in your C: drive)

After following these, the game should start downloading the required files normally.

While you are here, make sure you check out our other guides for the title as well.


You can purchase the title on Steam from the following link. It is also available on Xbox Game Pass alongside hundreds of other titles.

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