If you are trying to play Microsoft Flight Simulator on your computer via Steam or the Microsoft Store but can't because you keep getting the following error message "Something went wrong launching your game. Error code: (0x8007048f)" This article will show you how to quickly and easily fix MSFS on your Windows 10 or 11 PC.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of Microsoft's most popular games and while it takes a fairly powerful PC to run it, it is quite a stable game without any real stability issues. As with all games though, it does have the occasional problem which ironically seems to happen more often with the Microsoft Store/Game Pass version than the Steam version. One of the most common errors you'll be dealing with is "Something went wrong launching your game. Error code: (0x8007048f)". The good news is that there are a couple of fairly easy solutions that will solve this problem. Just make sure that you have installed Windows updates and restarted your computer first.

How do you Fix Error 0x8007048f in Microsoft Flight Simulator?

If you are playing MSFS via the Xbox app and Game Pass try running the game as an administrator. If your game is unable to access certain files because of the lack of privileges, running it in elevated mode might solve the problem. Though it isn't a guarantee. To set run MSFS as admin right-click on Flight Simulator shortcut and select Run as administrator.

Verify the Integrity of Flight Simulator Files (STEAM & XBOX APP)

Next up, we need to check and ensure that MSFS doesn’t have any corrupted files that are causing this issue. Corrupted game files are notorious for causing such issues. Hence, we need to scan the health of the app and then repair it using both the Steam Client app and the Xbox app. Follow the steps mentioned below to verify the integrity of game files.


  • Open Steam.

  • Go to the Library.

  • Right-click on MSFS and select Properties.

  • Go to the Local Files tab and then click on Verify integrity of game files.


  • Open the Xbox app.

  • Go to Flight Simulator and click on the three vertical dots associated with it.

  • Navigate to File > Manage.

  • Click on Verify and Repair.

Once done, check if the issue is resolved.

Reset the Xbox App and Gaming Services.

  • Open the Settings app on your computer and go to Apps, then find the Xbox app.
  • Next, click Advanced Options, then scroll down the list and click Repair (let it repair) then click Reset (let it reset)
  • Once that is complete, find Gaming Services click Advanced Options, then scroll down the list and click Repair (let it repair) then click Reset (let it reset)

Repeat the same exact steps for the Gaming Services app. Once you have done this you can try loading the game to check if everything is working again. Once you have it running disable and extreme graphics settings and slowly work your way back up to running the game at higher quality.

Reinstall the Gaming service App.

Gaming service gives Microsoft Flight Simulator the environment it needs to run. If there is an issue with the Gaming Service or if it’s corrupted, one has to reinstall it. To do the same, open PowerShell as an administrator and then run the following command.

get-appxpackage Microsoft.GamingServices | remove-AppxPackage -allusers

This command will reinstall the Gaming Service and hopefully, resolve your issue.

Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Flight Simulator.

If you've managed to get this far down the list and haven't solved the problem you can try to install the game again after an uninstall. This should fix the problem on Windows 11 and also Windows 10 regardless of if you downloaded it from Steam or the Windows Store App. If you still have major issues you can ask over on the Microsoft Community forums, they are usually pretty quick reply but you may get generic answers