Installing MSTS On A Windows 7 PC
by Yuri Sos
I've been receiving many emails asking me to do a Windows 7 version of my MSTS Install Guide that some people have referred to as the "MSTS Install Bible".
Having now installed MSTS on several Windows 7 machines, I've decided the time has come for a dedicated Windows 7-based tutorial (plus a new Windows 7 PC at work gave me a "virgin" machine to work on).
Vista users (are there any out there?) will most likely find that this tutorial will help them as well.
Ok, let's get started.
If you're using Windows XP, read Installing MSTS on an Windows XP PC.
What About Windows 8?
Generally speaking and based on reports from both trainsim.com and uktrainsim.com, the Win7 tutorial works for installing MSTS on Win8.
BUT, and it's a big BUT, it appears that MSTS WILL NOT RUN (it will install) if your computer/laptop has graphics cards made by ATI/AMD - ie Radeon; laptops running Intel HD Integrated Graphics may also not run MSTS.
Laptops and desktops running nVidia graphics cards appear to work ok.
Many laptops have switchable graphics options between Intel HD Graphics (less power consumption) and nVidia graphics. Ensure that you can switch from Intel -> nVidia before running MSTS.