Please Insert the Microsoft Flight Simulator Game Disc - it was DNS
Written on January 30, 2023

Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) has been plagued myriad Please insert the Microsoft Flight Simulator Game Disc errors for those who purchased the game online. Because it was purchased as a digital download, the disc simply doesn’t exist.

Insert Game Disc prompt

There’s lots of coverage online that prompts the user to reinstall the game and some other troubleshooting. I have some pretty aggressive ad blocking running on my network (thanks, NextDNS!), so I was pretty convinced it was that.

After a bit of troubleshooting I found that MSFS gets its digital licence from here: Adding this to my NextDNS exclusions resolved the issue immediately.


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