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[SOLVED] MS SideWinder Precision 2 software (version 4.0)

Q: [SOLVED] MS SideWinder Precision 2 software (version 4.0)

Hi Guys,

I was going to go out and buy one of these joysticks the other day, when an acquaintance gave me one instead. They are, however, unsure whether or not they can find the software CD for this.

I have exhausted my search abilities, but can find nowhere on the net with a version of this software that has the Precision 2 in it. The best I have been able to find is version 3.2.

Any assistance in locating this software would be thankfully accepted, as it would be a shame to have to go out and but one of these things just for the software.



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A: [SOLVED] MS SideWinder Precision 2 software (version 4.0)

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I just bought a precision 2 joystick and it installed painlessly and seems to be working like a charm...until I try to use it in a game! It is detected and on the right ID (#1) but when I get into my games (Mechwarrior 2 & 3) the buttons aren't seen by the configuration tools. I can map them fine in Mechwarrior 2, but Mechwarrior 3's mapping tool doesn't see them at all. During gameplay it will use a default in both games and seems to drop a few of the buttons (even the trigger!). I am using DX 8.0 with 144MB RAM. Any ideas?

A:sidewinder precision 2

From the Sidewinder website....


Mechwarrior 4 is supported but it doesnt look like 2 or 3 is.

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i bought this a long time ago for my gaming needs havent used it since preety old 2. but when i play battle field 2 it wont work but wont even respond but my computer knows its plug in tho.
any idea?

A:Sidewinder precision 2

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I have just bought a new computer that only has USB inputs, and not the inputs that the old joysticks take... I've bought an adapter so that I can connect my Sidewinder Precision Pro to the USB port, but it doesn't detect it correctly... When I go the my "game controllers" window in control panel, and search for it, it finde Sidewinder 3d pro and it says it isn't connected... what can I do? Can I install my soundcard from my old computer (it has the correct input for the joystick) and just use that to connect my joystick to the computer?

Thank you


A:Sidewinder Precision Pro, help!!

I depends. What sound card did your old machine have? Also what OS?

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I have a problem getting my sidewinder precision pro joy stick to work with windows XP, is there a place I can go for new drivers, soft ware, ect. to get it to work with this O.S. ? It would be a shame if I had to pitch such a nice piece of equipment.
Ken (unknown welder)

A:sidewinder precision pro and XP

Not that I'm aware of. Some say it won't work in XP and others say it may. When it's pluged in do you see it listed as a device in Gaming Controllers..advanced tab?? My understanding is that XP has default drivers if the sidewinder precision pro is used via the USB port...not a game port.

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I keep hearing plug and play would work with this joystick, but... it doesn't seem to be working for me.

I read that Microsoft doesn't support this joystick for XP, but the P&P would work.

I can't seem to have any luck getting it going, and I'd much rather not have to buy another one.

Thanks for any help on the problem.

A:How to get a SideWinder Precision 2 working on XP.

Error1355 said:

I keep hearing plug and play would work with this joystick, but... it doesn't seem to be working for me.
I read that Microsoft doesn't support this joystick for XP, but the P&P would work.
I can't seem to have any luck getting it going, and I'd much rather not have to buy another one.
Thanks for any help on the problem.Click to expand...

Did you see this yet ?

scroll down on this one:

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Got a problem with my Sidewinder Precicion 2 Joystick. I installed Microsoft Sidewinder game devices 4.0 software. When i plug the joystick into the USB ,My PC finds it and adds it to CONTROL PANEL>SYSTEM>DEVICE MANAGER> under the sound video and game controllers. when i click on the CONTROL PANEL>GAME DEVICES however, it isnt listed as being even present on my system. I cant add the device because it isnt listed to add and when i try to add it as a 4 button 3 axis joystick (for example) it just comes up as being not connected. Strange thing is, I have Falcon 4.0 which actually recognises that it is there and enables me to use it, But any game (e.g Flight Sim 2002) which looks in GAME DEVICES to see what joystick you have, Doesnt find it and therefore i cant use it. Does anyone have any idea how to get this to register in game devices so i can use it. Both my USB ports are working correctly, everything is installed correctly and there are no system conflicts. I am close to setting fire to my pc and sending hate mail to Dollar Bill Gates here!!!
Any help much appreciated.
System info :
Win 98
Jetway 867as Motherboard
AMD Athlon xp 1500+
ATI Radeon 32ddr
Sounblaster Live!


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Ive had this joystick for ages and i love it to death. Its probly the best joystick ive ever owned. Anyway heres my problem

there is a significant amount of complaints and problems with this joystick not being supported by XP or something like that.

Heres the thing. I HAVE had it working on XP Pro before. It stopped working because i got a virus that was deleting my drivers. i completly wiped my HDs with killdisk, tried ubuntu, didnt like it, wiped em again, installed XP Home because thats what i had at the house. Now im trying to get this joystick working again. last time i just plugged it in, no software and it worked. now its not and its pissing me off. there supposedly isnt any drivers you can get to fix this problem. any suggestions?

i made it seem hopeless huh.. lol

A:Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 USB questions

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Its just as the subject implies. My MS Sidewinder Precision Pro is constantly pulling to the left side in ALL my games, mostly apparent in Racer but it happens in all games I use it with. Can someone help me with it? I've had it up to here with this piece of crap wheel, this is only one of many problems I've had/am having.

Will be buying Logitech MOMO soon....


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I just want to throw this out here because I had issues with finding drivers and software for the SideWinder Racing Wheel. It also took me some time to find any info about its compatibility with Windows 7 and all I found was some articles claiming that it was compatible and some that said the exact opposite.
Thanks to how hard it is to find any details about the set I have decided to compile a list of all the games that actually supports it. The wheel is compatible with Windows 7 (x64) but the issues is in the games not recognizing it. So far I haven't got to test that many games..in fact I have only tested one game properly and confirmed that it works but I'll get busy over the weekends.
It's worth mentioning that Windows 7 installed some default drivers but I had to install the software to actually be able to use the wheel in-game...even tho the software itself isn't usable and it's made for Win98. I can share the setup files too, just send me a message and we will figure out how to do it (mail, dropbox or some other way).

I have listed some of the games that I have got on some drm and as hard copy's (CD/DVD) but if you want me to test more games then please comment below or throw me a line on Steam.

The list can be found here (scroll down).

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Hello all,
In order to make my gaming experience that much funner (and easier) I have used the macro creation on my SideWinder Precision 2. This was fairly easy to find in SideWinder Central 3.02 -- which ran on my old OS (Windows 2000). Unfortunately, now that I have upgraded to Windows XP Pro, SideWinder Central 3.02 does not support XP, and I can't get it to install.
The first thing I tried was to find and install a copy of SideWinder Central 4.0 -- which works, and recognizes my Precision 2, but will not let me create macros and game profiles.
This is all very frustrating and I would appreciate any help you can give me.

In summary:
Old System: Windows 2000, SideWinder Central 3.02 (completely functional)
New System: Windows XP Pro, SideWinder Central 4.0 (minimally functional)

A:SideWinder Precision 2 macro incompatability

You guy could try to install 3.02 version on XP, and then run it in compatibility mode with windows 2000.

Don't know if this would work, but might be worth a shot.

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Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro joystick still alive using it for Windows XP I have used it a since 2006 - Present.

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Has anyone out there tried to run the Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro version #1 Joystick from a HSB connection using one of Microsofts adapters like the one that comes with the Precision Pro 2 joystick?
If so, was it successfull?

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Dear sirs,
I have a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick, and I am attempting to install it through the adapter of my laptop Toshiba, and along with that I intended to plug the USB chord into the VMWare application where I have Windows Vista where I play old
games on it, I desire to use the Joystick for ease of playing some old CD-ROM games that I have installed on Windows Vista under VMWare for ease, however, I have had the trouble of trying to get the software to recognize the Joystick. It should have recognized
the device that I was installing, but it did not, niether does Windows 8 (the current software that I am using) recognize the joystick when I plug it in through USB. Can you give me the steps on how to successfully get both Windows Vista, and Windows 8 to
recognize the Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick in order to trouble shoot this problem, I would appreciate it very well.
The Part no. X03-57540 , and the Product ID: 85791-579-7678597-00000
Thanks for looking into this.
Robert Gutierrez

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would like a link to download driver and software for the Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick to run o a Windows 10 operating system.

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Is there such thing like that? A software that alerts/informs you when a new version of a certain software is released? please give me links. Thanks!

A:Solved: A software that alerts you when a new version of other software is released

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I run on windows xp, and I have had this controller for about 2 years, I stopped using it about 6 months ago, it worked fine then. Now whenever i plug it in it automatically recognises it, and it comes up with the found new hardware wizard, and asks me if i want to install it automatically or manually, I chose automatically and it then searches then says "The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necassary software." This is when I emailed microsoft and they said to check if I have I the Hidclass.sys, Hidparse.sys, or Hidusb.sys Files. I checked and I had them. I also have a wheel which was working fine. I tried it and it has already been installed and now in the configuration its says its not responding. I decided to try it on my other computer which is also Xp and it worked fine. I have tried all 6 of my usb ports and nothing different. It didnt come with a cd. Then microsoft said to check if there were and question marks or exlamation marks in the device manager. I checked and there was, beside Other devices, more specifically Universial Serial bus controller. I checked its properties and it said there "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28) To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver. I tried that and it went to the hardware update wizard and it started searching, then it comes up with "The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necassary software" I have tried p... Read more

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Im having some trouble with my steering wheel, or more particularly its control software, in Windows 7.

First i should point out that the wheel works in games, i can control a car with it and all that. The problem i am having is specifically with the Software that comes with the wheel that allows you to map commands to the buttons, adjust force feedback, sensitivities/deadzone and return to centre tension and load schemes for specific games.

In essence, my wheel is stuck on max settings for return to centre and force feedback which is all very entertaining for things like Monster Truck Madness but not so for more advanced simulations, where personally i have Force Feedback and Return to Centre very low (i.e. about 10%). The only way to change it is via the software (as far as i know) which i cant access. There are Force Feedback settings in games but these are on top of the setting in the software, so have very little effect, if any.

My exact problem is;

Having installed software (installation went fine!), right click logo and click 'Open Sidewinder Central'. From there i can open Game Controllers where you get the standard window displaying all the different controllers. I can get to here in Control Panel also but a different window opens to control the wheel with no FF etc options. I now highlight the wheel and click Properties, where i get this message;

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A:Sidewinder Wheel Software in Windows 7

Hi according to this it is not compatible Windows 7 Compatibility for Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel Game Controller: Microsoft. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

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I am trying to install the software for this device but it will not run and install automatically. I am using Win 10. It worked great with Win 7. How do I get the installation to start to install?

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My Sidewinder X5 arrived today, and after i downloaded and tried to install the intellipoint software for it, during installation i get this message:So I hit OK and this comes upSo I hit OK again and get yet another error windowOnce I hit OK there, it just goes back to the first message warning me about compatibility issues and the process repeats as many times as i click ok or until i quit.I thought i would download i8042prt.sys just so the program would delete it and move on, but to my surprise i8042prt.sys DOES exist on my computer under C:\Windows\System32\drivers\what can i do to be able to be able to get this program to work so i can get full functionality out of my sidewinder x5? oh, and this is on my computer running windows 7 home premium 64-bit.ps. i wasn't sure if this went in external hardware or software sry Thank you so much for your help!

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Described here. I have a problem with finishing work on "unknown device". For a moment, after installing from the DELL (www.dell.com/.../advanced) driver "ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor Driver ", file DRVR_WIN_R309372.EXE Device Manager has stopped showing that there is an" unknown device "in the configuration. After updating to "ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor Driver", the Chipset_Driver_RCHTX_WN_2.00.10.34_A11.EXE file, from the same DELL page, again appeared in the configuration unknown device.
I decided to remove the ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor Driver from the system via the Control Panel to install only DRVR_WIN_R309372.EXE. Unfortunately, the installation can not be resumed, the message "Found incompatible installation of, Version. Please uninstall it via Control Panel Add / Remove Programs before installing this version of Accelerometer". The problem is that Control Panel no longer shows this application. Suspecting that there were some traces left after the previous installation, I tried to remove them from the File Manager and also edited the registry. In the registry I searched for: "R309372", "RCHTX", "Microelectronics", "AccelerometerP11", "Freefall". I deleted the entries containing the above characters. I would be grateful for directional guidance on how to proceed further. I am using Windows 10 64 bit Dell Precision M4500.

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Did anyone update their 390 with this version and have the computer stop working with a diagnostic of 2, 4 - video card problem?I am running my 390 with a Radeon X800 card. I had to re-insert the NVS 285 that came with the computer and downgrade back to version 2.3.0 to get it to work again.Thanks.

A:latest precision 390 bios - version 2.4.0

I just got my Precision 390 Thursday, and I immediately updated it w/the new 2.4.0 BIOS. Everything went OK w/my update.áAt the time, I still had the NVS 285 video card that came w/it, installed. Since then, I have installed anáATI X1950 XTX video card, 4 gb of memory, and re[laced the processor w/the Intel Q6600 processor.áEverything is working OK.

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Hello Dell community

I'm looking at bios update for my precision M6500 and I see a version A10 from December 2013 and a version A07 from Mars 2014. Which one should I use ?
I'm currently on version A06.

Thanks for the answers

Paul Kauphart

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In have Window XP, Norton anti virus with Norton Firewall, and Weebroot SpySweeper (the paid version) installed. Webroot keeps asking me to install the new version. When I try to do so, everything goes fine for the installation and all... but then, I receive this window from Norton (see attached file) and then the PC freezes up and I have to do a cold boot to get it going again. I am still getting the updates from Webroot and the version that I have seems to be working fine. I even tried to install it when Norton was closed off but I had the same problem. I also have to do a system restore to get Webroot to work again after trying to install the new version. Any suggestion?

A:Solved: Unable to Install New Version of Webroot's Software

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The newest BIOS update released has major issues with a Windows 7 OS. Issues related to docking stations where, after closing the lid on a 7510 (once in the OS) and putting the system to sleep, the system hangs and you cannot re-awaken it in or out of the dock. When logged into windows, if the power cord or charger is unplugged, the PC freezes and has to be force shutdown.
Anyone else see these issues?

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Ok I am having a problem installing my Microsoft Sidewinder

I no longer have the installation CD so contacted microsoft support, they gave me a link to where I can download the correct program

I used the 4 drop down boxes selected the product my operating system and the language and downloaded intellipoint 7.0

Now when ever I try to install the program it gives me a fatal error code 1603

I redownloaded ip 7.0 a couple of times and tried running it from desktop and inside my download folder tried to extract it before installing and have let it unpack itself to try installing

I am unable to remove ip 6.1 from my computer using appwiz.cpl or any other means it gives me an error as well just says setup was interrupted and then another dialog box pops up saying fatal error

Not sure what the heck is going on any help would be greatly appreciated thank you!!

A:Solved: Microsoft Sidewinder

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I have a new Microsoft X6 USB keyboard that will not work on my Dell Dimension 8200 desktop. I plugged it into another PC and it was instantly recognized on that computer so I know the keyboard is functioning. The keys illuminated perfectly and all keys seemed to be functional. When I try it on my primary Dell PC it does nothing.
My Dell PC has Dell Bios A09 which is the latest one for installed. Just to be sure I re-flashed the bios but my problem persists.
I have two USB ports in front, two built in the back connected directly to the motherboard, and four non-OEM in a VIA PCI card (USB 2.0) which is installed. All ports work fine when other USB devices are connected.
I have plugged the X6 keyboard into each port without success. I have even unplugged all other USB devices and tried the X6 keyboard separately in each port, all with negative results.
My old keyboard (a Dell enhanced USB) works fine and shows up properly in Device Manager under the keyboard category. But when I plug the Sidewinder in Windows starts the 'found new hardware' process and is unable to install the software. When I check Device Manager the Sidewinder shows up under Other Devices which has a yellow question mark on it. Under that is listed the Sidewinder X6 keyboard but that has a yellow exclamation point over it. The keyboard catagory is absent. When I check properties and selected install or update driver it is unable to install it.
Honestly I have tried everything including installing a ... Read more

A:Solved: Sidewinder X6 USB keyboard not recognized

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I have a Saitek ST110 joystick connected to the game port on my sound card (Creative SB Live) that worked just fine before I installed a SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel to one of my USB ports. Now the wheel works just fine, but the joystick says "Not Connected". I've tried uninstalling the wheel but the joystick still says "Not Connected". I've tried uninstalling both and re-installing just the joystick but that doesn't work either. I've also removed and re-installed the game port from the device manager, but to no avail.Can someone please help!?

A:[SOLVED] SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)

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After my power module for this scanner failed, I got a new module, and the scanner powered up. I can use the scanner using XP's Scanner and Camera Wizard, but the HP software for the scanner, designated LTX, will not work - a pop up message appears stating that scanner could not be initialized - scanner not found. I am sure that the obvious solution would be for me to reinstall the software using the CD that came with the scanner, but I am reluctant to do this as I apparently have the driver installed ok - the scanner is recognized in Device Manager and under Scanners and Cameras in Control Panel - and, as stated, I can use it with the XP Wizard. Any suggestions appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.70GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 958 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76067 MB, Free - 46388 MB;
Motherboard: ATI, SB450
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:HP Precision Scan 3400c LTX scanner software

jfh said:

I can use the scanner using XP's Scanner and Camera Wizard,Click to expand...

Then Why do you need HP's Scanner software ?????

If "Scan n Cam" can see the scanner, then HP's twain driver is installed and that's all I ever install.
You can get HPs software Here

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I purchased a HP BR376AA mouse to replace one with a bad button. Even though this mouse has specific drivers, they really only control the extra buttons and scroll wheel. Pointer speed is still handled by the default Windows mouse driver. I can't get this thing setup to a point I like- it's either too slow to too fast. Leaving "enhanced pointer precision" checked helps some but it's still too slow or too fast, the main problem being that while it's fine if I move the mouse slowly, moving if faster flicks that pointer at a faster speed and moves it farther. This has caused me to accidentally click the X button in Firefox a few times while trying to use the side slider to move up a page because the pointer gets thrown into the corner. Leaving that unchecked makes things worse, since now the mouse moves too slow and too short.

Even playing Doom in two separate source ports, it still feels the same- too slow or too fast, never right where I want it, no matter how much I tweak the individual settings.

Tell me there's some unofficial mouse software that can handle pointer precision better than the default MS drivers.

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I've got EVGA precision X set to run at startup. It's the latest version. I have it running at startup basically so it can display the GPU temp in my system tray. On my old Windows 7 PC it would startup in my system tray. Here's the weird thing - it starts up briefly, because the temp appears in my tray - but once the system is fully started, the temp in the tray vanishes and the software closes. I then have to manually start it up for it stay running with the temp in the tray. Am I doing something wrong? I have it selected to start with Windows in the Precision X settings menu.

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Dell engineers have appeared to have overlooked a setup on the new m5510 precision laptop.  Originally found on a laptop and pro support was going to send out a new motherboard and lcd, however I reproduced the same scenario on another brand new m5510.

If you hookup an external monitor to the laptop via the built in hdmi port and than in windows configure that as your primary (disabling the laptop screen).  Also turn off windows action to sleep when you close the lid.  Now close the lid to use the laptop as a 'docked' computer with the external monitor and mouse/keypad.   This will function fine, however once you try to 'restart windows' here is where the bios is not functioning correctly.

The laptop will shutdown and a white Dell log will popup on the external monitor and stay there.  Than the LED on the leading edge of the laptop will begin to flash an error sequence (2x amber followed by 7x white and repeat).  I am told that sequence references a defective LCD.  The LCD works fine, all diagnostics pass.

The problem appears to be that the computer/bios is not properly recognizing that the external monitor is hooked up (despite it showing the dell logo) and is throwing this error fault haulting boot to the OS.  With the lid closed the built in LCD is deactivated, but the external is definately there the whole time.

If you leave the laptop screen up however the system will properly restart.  IE:  exter... Read more

A:Precision M5510 External monitor (primary) & lid closed software/bios design flaw

I have the same problem, I have seen the 2x Amber followed by 7x white many times. I tried a Dell TB15 dock only to find it even more buggy. I returned it, awaiting the supposed TB16.
Question is, is Dell going to do anything about it? Do they even test things like this before releasing new firmware?
Did you ever find a solution qwerytfsadg?

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I have Windows 7 sp 1. I recently purchased my new MSOFFICE 2013 and tried to install it. I accidently indicated to install the Spanich Version without my realizing I had done so. Upon completion I found the wrong language version was installed. I want the English version. How can I correct this error. I tried to uninstall the MSOFFICE, and then reinstall, but the program now only gives me the Spanish version for installation.....

A:Solved: Insatlled Spanish version INSTEAD of ENGLISH version of Office 2013

I think you could try a language pack.

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I want to reinstall XP.

I set the computer to boot to the CD drive.

Then I got an error message saying "No boot record found" (referring to the XP Home CD) in the CD drive, so the XP CD will not boot (I guess).

Then I rebooted by turning off the computer and turning the computer on via the switch taking me to the desktop.

I clicked on the CD drive icon so I could get access to the XP CD.

I clicked on the "reinstall XP" option but then I got the message saying I could not reinstall XP because the version on my hard drive is newer than the XP version on my XP-Home CD.

I have Acronis so I can wipe the disc clean.

However, if I wipe disc clean and reboot with an Acronis emergency CD, what do I do after I reboot using the emergency CD?


A:Solved: Unable To Reinstall XP Because Installed Version Is Newer Than CD Version

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Hola tengo un HP Pavilion Notebook - 17-f221 y el problema que tengo es cuando bajo los  drivers de la placa grafica amd hd raedeon 8610g version 16 y los instalo la nootbook no me deteta la placa, y cuando le instalo la version 15 si, alguien sabe alguna solucion, tengo que esperar a que salgan en la pagina de hp ? hay alguna otra forma de intalarlos igual? La nueva versiˇn viene con un monton de mejoras de rendimiento, por eso la queria instalar

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I have a Linotype-Hell Saphir scanner that came with the software (Linocolor Lite 4) on floppies. I need to reinstall the software and my Mac G4 does not accept floppies. Does Linotype-Hell offer the software to registered purchasers in a CD format? I can't seem to find a website to ask them. If not, how can I reinstall the software?

A:Need CD version of software

OK, seems like Heidleberg has passed on support of it's outmoded scanners to aixTeMa Gmbh which is offerring it's latest version of software that is compatible with that scanner. It's selling for about $200.

They also have a FAQ that gives info on how to replace software.
Good Luck

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Hi There!

I am trying to determine what version of a Norton Internet Security upgrade to purchase. I have been able to simply renew my subscription in the past with Norton, however, the most latest Norton edition only works in concert with Win. XP. If I purchase NIS 2005 or some more current security software edition that does not have that requirement will I then be able to get my renewal and virus support definitions from Norton? Seems like this would work. Thanks for your input!!!


A:Norton Software Compatible Version(s)

My thoughts are to get rid of Norton completely and get Nod32:


Norton is a huge resource hog and over the last few years I have quit recommending their antivirus at all due to that as well as numerous other problems I have seen with it. If you go with Nod32, you will not regret the change.

Nod32 doesn't come with a firewall, but you can get the free version of Zone Alarm to take care of that part:


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Hello everyone,

Can anyone help me get the Full Version of ArcView« 9 GIS Software for Free.

I need to work on a paper at school and need this software asap to start working.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you one and all



A:Need ArcView® 9 GIS Full Version Software - Please Help !!!

I suggest you read the TSG Rules, you must have missed them. No software piracy or other illegal activities are permitted here at TSG. If you need the software that bad, I suggest you buy it.

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Hey all,
I have a scenario.
Say, I have a machine with win7 64 bit installed on it.
As we all know a few software donot have 64 bit versions as yet, so say im now using a 32 bit version of a software xyz. lets call the version v1.
now say, we have newer version available for xyz which goes by the name v2.
now v2 is prepared to support 64 bit and I d obviously want to have that on my machine.
So, if I try to install v2 on my machine , what will happen???
Will v1 cease to exist and get upgraded to v2??
or will a seperate installation happen for v2 with all the corresponding files copied to a newer folder, say C:\\programfile\x64???
Will v1 and v2 coexist?

I would also like to know about the registries, whether they would be any different from the 32 bit ones!

Please answer

Thanks in advance!!

A:upgrade of software from 32 to 64 bit compatible version

1) On 32-bit Windows, programs are installed by default into a system folder called Program Files, while OS components and shared libraries are installed into the System32 folder. On 64-bit Windows, apart from the regular Program Files folder, there is a Program Files (x86) folder for 32-bit apps. Also, in addition to the System32 folder, there is a SysWOW64 folder. Somewhat ironically, 64-bit OS components and shared libraries go into the System32 folder, while 32-bit ones go into the SysWOW64 folder.

This arrangement lets 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the same apps to be installed side-by-side on the 64-bit OS without overwriting one another’s files or accessing the wrong versions of the same library.

Registry keys specific to 32-bit apps are stored in a branch under the following key


2) Now, how exactly your particular app behaves would vary from app to app, depending on how each app is designed. E.g. 64 bit win7 has both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of IE8. By default, the 32 bit IE8 runs when you launch IE from locations like the taskbar or a hyperlink.

OTOH, AFAIK, 32 bit Office cannot co-exist with 64 bit. Of course, this may be by design because MS recommends that, for now, customers use the 32-bit version of Office since many of the common Office Add-ins will not run in the 64-bit Office environment.

So, basically I can think of 3 scenarios- one where the 64 bit app would refuse to install if the 32 bi... Read more

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Microsoft« IntelliType Pro software provides full functionality for the Microsoft Office Keyboard, Wireless Desktop, Natural« Keyboard Pro, Internet Keyboard Pro, and Internet Keyboard. It also lets you customize the keyboard to fit your needs. For example, you can:

Reassign many of the keys to open a program, file, Web page, or shortcut, or to perform a command, such as Select All or Close.
Disable keys you sometimes press accidentally, such as CAPS LOCK.
Print out a list of your current key assignment.



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Hi I have a kodak easyshare software program that I have been using for the last year. I use it to store my pics on and send them to walmart somtimes, I was on it the otherday and it said I needed to update it. I did and now everytime I am on it It says there is a problem and shuts the program down. My computer says they are looking for solutions and havent found any. this is very irritating to me! I havent even got to play with the new version yet to find out the new things in it. I have a Vista program and don't know if this is the problem. Can I uninstall it without loosing my pics on it from before? Can I reinstall an older version of it and transfer my pics on it? Help! I have about 3000 pictures on the program and wouldn't like to loose them. has this happened to You?

A:Software for Kodak easyshare new version bad?

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I am wondering if this is a Rogue antivirus software?

I tried it and after testing it I reset my PC using an IMAGE BACKUP I made to be safe.

Is this another Fake Company attempt with the hacker Weathered ROSE which is also known to be used with the company ANVI I think it is? Not sure, just asking?

Today I notice a license offer here Secure Hunter Anti-Malware Pro (100% Discount)

Either way, I completely removed everything with this software after giving it a try using a IMAGE BACKUP that I had made before trying that WAS NOT CONNECTED TO MY PC during the test.

While trying this software, FIRST AND FOREMOST, I downloaded the EICAR Test files and scanned them with it and it did not SHOW ANYTHING AT ALL, it had NO RESULTS AT ALL meaning it did not consider it a virus. Even Windows Defender while some might thing it is weak catches that on download.

Whatever the case, I wanted to get the word out there and ask others opinions on this particular software.

Their official website I will list below, and I noticed a thread here on this site from 2014 asking for beta testers and such, but they never followed up, meaning they were trying to see in my opinion what someone or something was capable of, am I wrong? Thoughts?

Just asking some question for those who might know, and I don't need EXPLANATIONS from the people who MAKE IT. If you have to explain yourself from the start then there is something fishy to begin with in my opinion.

Here is their official site link.... ... Read more

A:Is this a Rogue new version Antivirus software?

This software been advertised all over the place and some with giveaways. Considering the forums that have been advertised, I doubt it is rogue.

test run it on a vm.

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Just wondering how the version numbers on software updates work? For instance if I have TOSHIBA Desktop Assist v1.03.08.6402 and the update version is v1.03.08.0002, is this a later version of Desktop Assist or earlier? I would of thought it was older due to .0002 being earlier than .6402 but would appreciate it if someone with some more knowledge in this are could clarify please. Most of the other software update version numbers I checked seem to be sequentially higher than my existing versions so makes sense to install but a couple seemed to be earlier version so just wasn't sure if should install or not.

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I have a Toshiba SATELLITE L855D-S5220
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit operating system
Processor AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.9 GHz

Just yesterday i got this message about a recommended software update, but i don't know if i should download and install it. I am afraid I may mess things up.
The current BIOS version is 1.20.
How would it affect my laptop if i just left this version without updating?
This is a shot of the message

A:Software Update: BIOS version 6.20

It's a scam/phishing message. Don't click on anything on that screen or you could be downloading malware. May be a good idea to do a full scan.

According to the Toshiba support site (US) there are NO updates for your model at present.

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There is a new version of Samsung Magician software, version 4.3, which I discovered when I ran the program today.

The new version has provision to enable "Rapid Mode" on Samsung 840 Pro series SSD's which I think was only previously available on the EVO series.

This may be of interest to those that are running 840 pro series SSD's.

A:New version of Samsung Magician software.

Actually I am running EVO's Ranger so I will try that when I get up tomorrow

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Have acquired ( on a trial version) Panda software which has detected alot of spam, adobe, etc and has removed all of this for me.

Regularly I am alerted if someone is trying to intrude under a certain address - it seems pretty good and I haven't had any problems since installing it.

However, as it is a trial - I have a few months left before having to purchase it or try another 'free' one. Can anyone recommend any decent anti-virus 'look after my PC' from the bad people software......I have tried Norton and just despised it. Nothing worked and I was getting about 100 pop ups despite pop up blocker being on.

Look forward to hearing your opinions

A:Trial Version Of Panda Software

You can find several freeware versions of Antivirus, Firewalls, and Anti-malware programs listed here:Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

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