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MS Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick needs a driver for Windows 10. Is there a driver?

Q: MS Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick needs a driver for Windows 10. Is there a driver?

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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Preferred Solution: MS Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick needs a driver for Windows 10. Is there a driver?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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.
cordially,
Robert Gutierrez

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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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  I had a sidewinder force feed joystick and it worked great in "combat Europe ww2" Will it work in windows 10 with "Warbirds?'

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I have a MS Sidewinder Pro 2USB joystick which I haven't used in years. Been sitting in a closet. But the new game called H.A.W.X. is coming out and I've been playing the demo.

At first, the joystick refused to be recongized by my system. (stats below) which is an Intel system. Either from the front or rear USB ports. If I plug the joystick into another computer here (AMD system) it is seen and works.

I've tried several times and have located the drivers on the internet. But when I plug in the joystick into either computer - its like the joystick is dead. Nothing shows up. No errors or anything - nada.

At one point, it did show up for a while on my intel computer (after I installed the drivers)... but as of now, nothing. The joystick looks as good as new. Its one of the better things made by MS in design in terms of function and feel. There is NOTHING on the market that compared to these old 2001~2004 joysticks.

From what I can see with google, the USB connection seems to die on these things. So I am guessing I'm going to have to buy a joystick.

I've looked at whats left on the market that I can buy.
Saitek: While customizable, these are flimsy - the trigger button is not comfortable... and breaks easily since I've owned one before I bought the sidewinder. Fairly low cost at about $20~25.

Logitech: Better feel, a bit large. Same design from 2003ish. Problem from reviews is that that they seem to stop functioning, even if stored for months... Read more

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Help!!

Xp Home edition installed -joystick is installed and appears in game controller and works fine,
i have installed Flight Simulator 2004 and it will not pick up joystick. The joystick is USB and all USB controller are working and enabled.

Help
 

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I have and older Sidewinder Force Feedback with a regular game port plug. Will it work with a 15pin/USB adapter?
 

A:Sidewinder joystick

It probably would...if you already have one, there's no harm in trying.
 

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I own a Microsoft Sidewinder Pro, it is of the style that hooks up to my Soundblaster Soundcard (not USB) . When I upgraded to XP I found out that it is not supported by XP. (worked fine on (98) I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem, and if Microsoft is going to supply any drivers to help this problem. I hate to get rid of a 75 dollar Joystick, (microsoft at that) because Microsoft does not support it on XP

A:microsoft Sidewinder Pro Joystick

This thread (from a different forum; unaffiliated with TSF) seems to have a working solution.

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Hi,

In short, I cant get my Sidewinder 3D Pro, to get recognized by my computer (Control Panel/Gaming Options). I have Win 98 op sys. I have tried to refresh drivers and restarting. The gameport for the joystick is on a Creative Soundblaster 128 Soundcard.

What can I try, to get my joystick to work?

Thanks in advance,
Stefan7219
 

A:Joystick problems (SideWinder 3D Pro)

closing duplicate, view this thread

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=54350
 

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We have this and it's not working. On this computer we are running Windows 98 and we use IE6. Can anyone help us?
 

A:Sidewinder Pro Joystick problems

Hiya

Are you still having this problem? If so, the joystick is not supported by Microsoft anymore, and nor is Windows 98, so they're no good to search in.

However, is it a USB one? If so, are there any other slots you can test this in?

Regards

eddie
 

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can someone help i have home vista and game flight simulator ww11 europr series and would like to use it . But my microsoft sidewinder joystick will not pick up or controll the aircrafts.

A:sidewinder joystick in vsta

Hello combat,
1, Does Vista recognise the joystick ?. Go to > Control Panel > Game Controllers, and see if it is there.
2, Is there an option in the game to use Keyboard/Joystick ?
Take a look and post your results, thanks.

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I am having a problem with my Sidewinder 2 using a USB port. When I first turn my computer on, the computer cannot see the joystick. If I unplug and then reconnect the joystick, Windows XP (Home Edition) will see it and it will be functional. Everything is OK until I turn the computer off. When it is booted back up again, the joystick will have to be unplugged and reconnected again to make it work. It has to be disconnected and reconnected each time after reboot to make it functional. Can't find drivers for the joystick at Microsoft, so i assume they are built into Windows XP. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:Problems with Sidewinder 2 Joystick on USB

Try this:

To install your controller in XP: Plug it in, click Start / Control Panel /
Switch to Classic view if you haven't already / click Game Controllers
Click Add... / Select Microsoft Sidewinder Auto Detect / OK / OK.
 

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Hi,

In short, I cant get my Sidewinder 3D Pro, to get recognized by my computer (Control Panel/Gaming Options). I have Win 98 op sys. I have tried to refresh drivers and restarting. The gameport for the joystick is on a Creative Soundblaster 128 Soundcard.

What can I try, to get my joystick to work?

Thanks in advance,
Stefan7219
 

A:Joystick problems (SideWinder 3D Pro)

This may seem like a stupid question, but have you installed the software for the controller. If you have, there's a small green switch on the back where the connection cable enters. Change it to the other position, then back and try it again.

Good Luck!
 

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The joystick won't operate when any of the profiles are loaded. Why?
 

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I recently built myself a gaming computer, I then decided to hook up my old Microsoft Sidewinder joystick to play some flight simulators; upon doing this my computer failed to recognize the device. What could be a cause of this?

A:Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick Problems

if your joystick is usb plug n play then it should have found it. if not usb and plugs into a sound card then you will have to load the driver cd. only other thing could be that the usb cable end is bad or the stick itself. you might try a restart but I doubt that would make a difference on usb. bottom line sticks are cheap. Logitech extreme 3d pro can be had for $25.00 dollars just about anywhere.

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I need a w2k driver for a Microsoft Sidewinder gamepad.The cd does not support 2k and when i went to cnet to download one that supposidely support 2k , i get an error mesage indicating that it dosent.
Can someone supply a link( i could not find one at msoft) or provide some assistance?Thanks in advance.
 

A:Sidewinder Gamepad driver

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Hello people, first post/thread here...
So the thing is I updated to windows 8 (pro 64 bits) recently, coming from windows 7 ultimate. I decided to "keep files/apps and personal settings", so basically I just didn't do a clean install. The problem now is that my keyboard (sidewinder x4) multimedia keys are kinda ****ed up. I can't really mute, and volume keys go up and down like two times, its like I'm double pressing them, so the volume goes up by 2 everytime I click once the multimedia key (which is really annoying, and ofc didn't happen on windows 7), but what annoys me the most is the fact that I can't really mute the volume totally, for the same reason I suppose, since it double presses those keys, I believe it also double presses the mute key and hence, mutes and unmutes pretty much at the same time.
Before you say anything, yes, I did install latest drivers for win 8 (Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center), and I believe I unistalled the win 7 drivers...
So, is there anything I could do to solve this issue?

PS: Haven't tried the macro keys yet... so can't say if those work or not.
Thanks

A:Sidewinder x4 driver issues(?)

I also had this problem with the same keyboard - sometimes muting worked, sometimes not. I believe that the problem was with the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.0 because now they removed this version from Microsoft website and the only available one is 1.1. Everything works fine with the older version.

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I still have my MS Sidewinder Force Feedback peripherals (joystick and wheel). Both are the later USB revisions. They worked to perfection on Windows 7 (just plug and play) but do they work/get recognised by Windows 10?

The way my machine is setup it will be quite an undertaking running the wires etc in and around the desktop and cramped desk space so I'd like to be confident they would still work

does anyone still use these peripherals or similar types? I found it dissapointing MS turned its back on the sidewinder products. Have never been able to get to grips with game pads really. Playing a driving game or flight sim with a game pad just feels unnatural.

A:MS Sidewinder Force Feedback Joystick and Wheel

If it worked on 7, it likely will work in 10, you may have to reinstall drivers, but in all likely hood the upgrade should be fine.

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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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I got this joystick installed first time in win98se and checked it in
Gaming Options and found out that buttons 2 and 6 werent working, so I went to Device Manager and removed the USB Human Interface Device and tried to reinstall it, at hardware install dialog I went for "Display List of Devices" and there were 2 versions of USB Human Interface Devices there [4-23-1999] and [some-2002], so I used the latest one and voila , all buttons worked nice. After a couple of days I can make
use on button 2 (secondary fire) in the game, I check up the gaming options control panel and in Side Winder Joystick properties the buttons 2 and 6 didnt work again. I tried to reinstall like 20 times and never got it right again.
Also in Device manager, there under "Sound, video and game controllers" a new control is placed "HID
compilant game controller" , I tried to tweak it, changing version but it dont make any diff neither.

Anybody?
I have an old puter AMD 450MHz , 256MB CL2 RAM, TNT2U 32MB, Epox MPV3-G2 mobo, all drivers installed 4in1, video , audio and such. No apparent porblems beside this one. Geez I ve only managed toplay a
couple of times and dang it wont work.
 

A:the Basic MS SideWinder Joystick bttns problem

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Has anyone found a way in Windows 10 to get to the native screen resolution for the M65:
WSXGA Widescreen (1680×1050)
I ignored the incompatibility warning and installed the Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1 on my Dell Precision M65 notebook computer. Windows 10 runs great on it, except that the generic Microsoft video driver does not offer a choice of the native resolution for the M65 screen. Dell and NVidia say they do not plan to develop compatible drivers for the Quadro FX 350M card in the M65.

A:Windows 10 video driver for M65 Precision

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/861833/geforce-go-7400-windows-10-driver-problem/?offset=14

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I came across an excellent flight simulator (Flight Gear) that makes me want to take the old M/S joystick out of moth balls. Trouble is when I hooked it up, it apparently does not know Windows 7 x64bit from apple butter!
I have a USB adapter that shares a USB2 with a 15 pin game port; so obviously they both function as USB2 ports. The old joystick has a 15 pin plug on it and attaches to this connector, but nothing happens. The machine does not recognize it.
Can this 15 pin game port connection function connected through a USB2 to the Motherboard? Can settings be made to tell the machine that it is there or will the Microsoft sidewinder force feedback joystick just not function in that lash-up?
Trying to load the factory included programs/drivers fails because it will not allow Windows 7 to load them. If this type of connection will not function, is there some kind of a card I could get to make it function? And it that is available how does one go about getting a driver that will function with a W-7 x64bit system.
Lots of questions; LOTS of thanks!

A:Microsoft sidewinder force feedback joystick (Oldie but Goodie)

Check out these MS websites to see if they help.

How to install Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick on a Windows 7 - Microsoft Community

Windows 7 compatibility for Microsoft SideWinder Joystick Game Controller model E13-00002

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Why did not Dell update Dell Precision M3800 Driver until it only listed the most drivers in 2015 the old one?Windows 10 is now a lot of changes and this requires Dell support is constantly updated?Old drivers certainly need to be updated
In the latest detection process for Windows 10 is not available for Nvidia Quadro K1100M Drivers why?After the update process from Windows Update is given NVIDIA Quadro Driver 384.77 driver and it does not optimally even cause display problems in some of my programs.
Can I download other drivers from Nvidia's official website for the Nvidia Quadro K1100M Driver that is available and installed on my Dell Precision M3800? if it is not allowed I should download valid drivers from Dell on the website or which links because it is not available at www.dell.com/.../ drivers
Please help Dell technical supportThank you

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) My Fingerprint scanner stopped working so I updated bunch of drivers, two of them being: (Synaptics HID-Compliant Touch pad Device) and (Synaptics Pointing Device). After the update, the trackpad stopped working properly. The clicking function still works, but movement, scrolling, windows precision gestures ceased proper function. When (Synaptics HID-Compliant Touch pad Device) is disabled via Device Manager, touchpad movement works properly, however, two-finger scrolling still does not work. [I think two-finger scrolling is not a part of the windows precision gestures, but I could be wrong about that.) I tried updating and uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for the two affected drivers. I am uncertain which of the two drivers are causing the problem.

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dell precision m530 workstation network driver needed for windows 7, can t seem to find one and also sound driver thank you in advance godfathertre.

A:windows 7 driver needed for dell precision 530 desktop

Dell says that model doesn't exist ...

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Force Feedback loses some effects with default driver supplied with vista ultimate 32bit after roughly 2+ effects are applied at once. (it happens in multiple racing games)  I have noticed that it shows steer Left/Right and accelerate as X/Y axis but brake is listed as Z axis.  Shouldn't force feedback be tagged as Z axis?  I have tested the controller with xp and the same games and the controller works fine with the default xp driver.  Sidewinder software wont install on vista so i can't load any different drivers to check if this is the issue.  Note: In the default xp driver it lists left/right/brake/accel. as x/y and z as feedback.  Any ideas?

A:Microsoft USB Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel driver issue

 
Hello Tracker,
 
According to your post, you are now using Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel mouse. This device has no driver for Windows Vista provided by Microsoft. Therefore, some functions may miss, very possibly including the problems you encountered.
 
For more information about compatibility, please refer to the following site:
http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/ProductDetails.aspx?m=v&g=d&cid=&sv=sidewinder&f=&pn=Microsoft%20SideWinder%20Force%20Feedback%20Wheel&oid=33
 
For better experience in games, I personally suggest you to upgrade the game device, for example, Microsoft SideWinder Mouse.
 
For more information about this product, please refer to the following site:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/gaming/productdetails.aspx?pid=100
 
Regards,
Lionel Chen

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Hi @ll
We recently got a Precision 5520 for our company, we were able to image the machine using windows 7 however we cant install the  video driver, always an error saying this PC does not meet the minimum requirements appear, on the device manager the driver installed is VGA Standard which we cannot update, any help with this will be appreciated
Currently this laptop does not recognise external monitors.

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My SD card reader on my Precision M4600 has not been working ever since I upgraded to Windows 10. It doesn't look like there is a new driver for the SD reader from what I can tell. Is there any other solution or 3rd party driver that I could use to get m SD card reader to work? I really would like to be able to use it again.....
The device manager lists my smart card reader as Broadcom Usbccid Smartcard Reader (WUDF)
Thanks

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After googling a lot i finally found a driver for Generic USB Joysticks like Playstation controllers and some USB joystick adapters that uses Playstation 1/Playstation 2 controllers.
This driver is fully funcional with Windows 98_ME_XP32_XP64_2000_2003_Vista32_Vista64. It enables forcefeedback with compatibles controllers and ables you to control your mouse/keyboard with your Joystick.
I tested it on Windows XP32 and Vista64, and works fine!
All games that i have that supports force feedBack worked...including Need For Speed Undercover, GRID...

I hope i could help!!

Leave your comment!!!

A:USB joystick/adapter generic driver Playstation

Thanks. I believe this thread has solved so much gamepad-related problems over the years.

It has solved DragonRise generic-USB-gamepad vibration-feedback issues over here, but I believe tons more brands of dualshock-compatible controllers have, and are going to benefit from this driver in the future.

-- WONDERFUL GENERIC GAMEPAD DRIVER JUST ABOVE. --

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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

Christopher
 

A:Sidewinder Precision Pro, help!!

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

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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?
RedOctober
 

A:Sidewinder precision 2

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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....

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/sidewinder/compatgames.asp

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

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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.
Thanks
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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Use my M6600 service tag with no luck to find the dedicated driver.
Only can find M5100 driver in  M6600, and M6100 driver for M6800.
If anyone can give the advice or your experience, I would appreciate this.
Thank you in advance.

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My friend moved away recently and since he got a new one, he gave me his other joystick along with sum other stuff. the joystick came alone in its box and i cant seem to install it and use it on my computer. i downloaded the driver and intsalled it but the only thing that works on the joysick are the buttons. I cant calibrate it to move. in "found new hardware" installing, it says to insert a cd if it came with one but it didn't and it doesnt recognize the drivers that i installed. here is a link to the drivers: http://www.a4tech.com/en/download3.asp?ID=31
plz help, i really want to try it out.
 

A:Joystick, A4 tech scroll-fire (sf-5) driver trouble

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Hi,
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!

Cheers
Killtruck
 

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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 ?
http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/index.php?fn=view_thread&t=201595

scroll down on this one:
http://www.neoseeker.com/Hardware/Products/SidewinderPrecision2/
 

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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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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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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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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....

Matt.
 

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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.

Thanx,

Randy
 

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

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I have this problem:
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)

The driver could not be loaded because a previous version of the driver is still in memory.

and now I am not able to connect any usb device to my laptop making it virtually impossible to use windows 10.
How do I downgrade to windows 7,have enough of the beta testing.
I even have a purchased version of windows 10 pro which I really regret buying, worst investment ever.

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Hello

I've just got a new Samsung Laptop, and it has a precision touchpad (from Synaptics) in it. I'm trying to find a way to disable the "Precision" bit of it, so I can use synaptics own drivers, which have more options (specifically, the palm control on it is awful, and the cursor jumps all over the screen when typing, and selects different input areas, etc. and I want to enable one finger scrolling, which isn't possible with Windows/precision). However, I'm really struggling to do this. I've downloaded the drivers from Synaptics site, but when I disable the device, install this driver (by manually selecting it using have disk), and restart, the touchpad doesn't work at all. If I install the driver by running setup, it appears to install fine, but makes no difference. If I let Windows choose the driver, it reverts back to the precision settings that I don't want!

Been searching all day trying to find something, but no joy - any suggestions?

Thanks

Charlie

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Is there a Microsoft Precision Touchpad compatible driver available for the Spectre x360? The regular Synaptics driver doesn't have the same range of gesture options that are available to pointing devices that identify themselves as Precision Touchpads. Coming from an Apple laptop, the limited touchpad gestures are very noticable and will likely lead to me returning this laptop and waiting for the Gen 2 Lenovo X1 Yoga.

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Hi all,

Was just wondering if any of you guys are using the Dell Precision M2400. There's a slot at the battery compartment which fits a SIM card, plus it shows that it's got HSDPA capabilities on their site;

Dell Precision Mobile Workstations | Dell Malaysia

However,

I am unable to find the driver which is workable with Win 7 64 bit. It doesn't show much on their driver download page as well;

Drivers & Downloads

Would appreciate some idea on how to go about this!

A:Precision M2400 HSDPA Driver

Just downloaded a driver from Softpedia http://*******/82NwND Can't work either!

Is there a setting in the BIOS? I've updated it to version A17, and the under the Wireless Tab, the WWAN feature is also checked. Gah!

I can't seem to find the device under my device manager (Even if I show hidden devices)

Update - I installed the driver from SoftPedia, and it still doesn't work

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