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Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 USB questions

Q: Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 USB questions

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

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 USB questions

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A: Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 USB questions

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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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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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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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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
 

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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 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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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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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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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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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 just put my Sidewinder joystick on my computer again. The built in drivers work great but the system won't allow me to install the profiler included with the original drivers CD.
MS's site was as abyssmal and useless as usual. They had updated versions of the profiler but it said to use it on win98 and no indication was made as to its use with xp.
Anybody have a download site for me?
 

A:Microsoft Sidewinder and Win XP

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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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Mods: If this belongs in Hardware, please move it.

I've looked here http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1016 for help, & looked other places, & Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro game controllers are not supported/compatible(?) with Microsoft Windows XP.
BIG to microsoft!

Has anyone found a workaround to use them in XP?
 

A:Microsoft SideWinder - no support in XP.

Welcome to TSG!

Really? I have an old Sidewinder 3D pro, that is found and works just fine in XP pro..

I think you may need to chose the driver, but there is a "sidewinder auto detect" feature I think..
It still shows installed for me, so I don't remember off hand how it installed..

I know it's in XP pro though.

Also says my Thrust Master wheel isn't supported by XP. But it too works just fine.
 

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I recently bought an X4 keyboard to replace my G15 but I have found the X4 great until it has a burst of random typing without human input. I was playing CSS and found it was randomly controlling my player, I checked console and it was typing a lot of c, d, e ,f
and w letters. Can anyone help me? It is very frustrating and I believe its down to bad drivers but...

A:Microsoft Sidewinder X4 self typing.

What version of the drivers are you using? The keyboard should work without installing the special drivers as well so you might want to see if those work... at least for test purposes.

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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 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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I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard. The keyboard has a backlight on the keys as it is made for gaming from what I believe.

However everytime I boot my computer the backlight stays on and I have to turn it off by pressing the backlight key 3 times (three times as the keyboard has different dimming settings, bright, less bright, even less bright )

Does anyone know how I can have the backlight turned off forever unless I press the button to activate it?

I assume there must be a setting in the registry telling the keyboard to light up upon boot up?

A:Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard

If the backlight is OFF and you reboot, does it start out back on, or does it stay off?

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So I've just started playing an MMO - Age of Conan, and I think I'm able to use my Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard properly for the first time. I pretty much bought it because it looked good... hah.. now I need to know how to set macros?

The game is pretty intense in the sense you must press your combo attack, then follow directions and press corresponding keys in order. I was hoping I could set up macro for some during pvp.

Would anyone be able to tell me how to do that? I'm completely over my head here, cheers.

A:Macro help - Microsoft SideWinder X6

So I figured out through its own software, but I cannot seem to figure out how to make it so theres 1 second wait between certain keys, etc, for the macro.

Unless someone can tell me by recording the macro during the game, how do I then select what I've recorded so I can use it?

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I have an older Microsoft Sidewinder joystick (Part No. 91551) that I am trying to use with a new Dell XPS system that does not have a game controller port. I purchased a Belkin adapter to convert the game controller to a USB input.
The joystick is not auto-detected in Windows XP.
Are there any drivers for Windows XP. When I attempt to use the Game Controller input in the Control Panel, there is a Microsoft Sidewinder identified. When I select it, I get an error message "Missing Gameport or Gameport Drivers".
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Ron
Munroe Falls, Ohio
 

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Hi there people!
I have a huge problem : I have a microsoft sidewinder strategic commander but i lost the installation cd , and i dont seem to be able to find it available for download anywhere in the web!
Does anyone have it , and if so could you get in touch with me so I could get a copy?
If not does anyone knows where I can download it?
Sorry for the inconvinience and thank you in advance!
Best regards:

The Mask

A:Microsoft Sidewinder Strategic Commander

erm.................... http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/do...ategory=Gaming

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

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I recently found my old pc steering wheel. I plugged it into the computer and it responded. I can even see it in the device manager. So I tried using the steering wheel while playing GRID, but no response. What can I do?

I'm using XP SP3.
 

A:Microsoft Sidewinder steering wheel.

Look in control panel> game controllers>
 

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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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Hi,
My microsoft sidewinder mouse suddenly stopped working, it will not respond to anything. It lights up and shows the dpi counter and everything else but doesn't work on my pc or any other pc I have. The drivers I could find are installed but still no response. It shows the device but doesn't work.

Any help appreciated

A:Microsoft Sidewinder mouse not working

...don't call Microsoft support without your receipt.

Unless you still have your receipt, you'll either have to settle for getting a much inferior mouse replacement (Sidewinder X3) or nothing at all.

Despite whatever the warranty and refund departments tell you (and you will have to call both), it will eventually loop back to the warranty department, which will tell you, despite earlier assurances that you'll be able to get a market-value refund without a receipt, that you'll need provide your receipt to get any kind of refund.

Otherwise, enjoy your brick of a mouse and Sidewinder X3 replacement.

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I'm trying to figure out how to get my older Sidewinder Game Pad and Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick to work in Win. Vista. It downloads the software, Sidewinder Central, but I cannot get to the "profile" area where you set up game profiles and assign keys to buttons and such. It lets me "test" my game pad and joystick and they test fine, but I cannot get the window to open up the profile area that shows all the buttons. I went to MSN support but no luck.
 

A:Win. Vista and Microsoft Sidewinder Game Pad

Sorry, Sidewinder software is not compatible with Vista. You have to use the basic sidewinder driver provided with Vista. Profiles are no longer accessible, you can program buttons inside the game itself.
 

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Can the joystick plus a serial port to USB adaptor be used on a new computer that has Windows XP as an operating system?
 

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I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse, I love it for the most part. The scroll wheel is frustrating me at the moment, when I roll it it is not very smooth, this doesnt really bother me, the issue is when I scroll down a web page etc the smallest movement on the wheel scrolls down most of the page. I have tried updating the software and have played with the settings but cant seem to work it out.
Does anyone else have an X8 or any ideas what could be causing it?

Thanks in advance.

A:Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse wheel issues.

you have to clean the mouse roller inside

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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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Hello, I bought a Sidewinder from PC World about a year ago because I thought it was pretty standard and easy to set up being USB. Back then I connected the game controller to my front USB port and Windows Me detected hardware and began to install it. I then started Rayman 2 and it worked fine (it was the pad that Ubisoft had suggested). It went in my drawer and I hardly played on Rayman 2 again. I bought Windows XP a year ago and now I decided to have a go! I inserted the USB cable into the port and...nothing.



I have played around in control panel but nothing seems to happen, it won't work with Rayman 2 and it doesn't make any sounds when I insert and remove it from the port. I have checked the official sidewinder website but I can't find anything!



Please can someone help me get my Gamepad working! Any replies are extremely appreciated!
 

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Are there any Windows 7 drivers for the controller? I have tried installing the Vista drivers in compatibility mode. No good!

Thanks!

A:Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike Gaming Controller

You could try forcing the install by going into device manager click on update driver software>browse my computer>let me pick>have disk> browse navigate to where you downloaded the file>click(or double click) the .inf file>hit ok> then next and see if it will install. Fabe

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Can it be done? They are both transceivers made for 2.4GHz signals. Is there any way to make em work on the same channel?
 

A:Pairing Microsoft Wireless keyboard 3000 v2 with Sidewinder x8 transceiver

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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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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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I'm searching everywhere, no luck on M$ support. My keyboart funciont of the instant viewer is out of control.
When I try to use it, the screen changes so fast, I can't even use this function at all.
The drivers are all up to date, it's the only keyboard installed on the machine. All other functions work fine.
What can it be?
Thank you!

A:Microsoft Sidewinder X4 - Instant Viewer Too Fast, Makes me Furious

too I use the sidewinder x 4 and the much better(in my view) the x 6 and the software I find needs updating form time to time and even reinstalling.
Now just as matter of interest there are also Windows updates for these devices too so have you had any recently or done what I have with my KB's?

This is the site to use my x 6 is served by the Intellpoint and the x 4 by the Mouse and Keyboard Centre
Software Downloads: SideWinder X4 Keyboard

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Hi everyone.

I have googled for this and found a couple of threads on the subject, but they skim over the actions needed to do what they suggest. Can anyone please fill in the gaps in English that a 10 year old can understand? :/




SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)

"...some threads I've seen have recommended software solutions to get Force Feedback working. Try PPJoy or GlovePIE and let me know if either one helps."
PPJoy - Parallel Port joystick driver for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Glovepie - cannot display the webpage



Say It's not so.. (Sidewinder)

"Hmmm.... I just plugged mine in and Win 7 (x64) installed the drivers and it appears to be in working order, though I've yet to try it with a game."

I plug mine in and it doesn't do anything. At first it brought up the autorun from the disc and that just gives an error message saying "The version of this file isn't compatibile with the version of windows you are using..." But above he said it installed... what was the difference?


"I was able to calibrate my USB force feedback wheel and it works fine..."

"this solution actually worked for me. running in compability mode for xp service pack 2."

I have tried to run compatability mode but I can't find in the "D" drive properties. Where else would I look?

I could carry on, but can anyone help with a solution that works please?

Mike.

A:Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback wheel drivers. Not win7 compatable

I suggest you to install the XP driver in compatibility mode and check if it helps.
Follow these steps:
1. Right-click on the installation file and select properties.
2. Now click on the compatibility tab.
3. Under compatibility mode, check “Run this program in compatibility mode for”.
4. From the drop down menu, select Windows XP(service pack 2).
5. Click Apply and then click OK.

Fine in theory, but which file is the installation file?

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Hi guys, I was looking to get an XPS 15 9550, i7, but I'm now looking at a Precision 7510 for my work (Web developer). I'm presuming as with the XPS, it supports attaching 2 external screens and using them and the internal  panel, giving you 3 screens in total?
I presume you use the mDP and HDMI ports to connect the screens?
Also, I'm thinking of the 1TB SSD and 2TB SATA drive, does anyone know the model of the m2 SSD - is it a Samsung SM961 stick? Anyone seen any benchmarks of that setup anywhere?
TIA
Steve.

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Hello all,
I have a Precision 3620 system, with a 2x1Tb RAID-1 drive. This is also the boot drive. From the owner's manual it is clear that this system also has a M.2 slot. Since the system clearly needs a performance boost in read/write performance, I was thinking of installing some sort of M.2 SSD, and move the boot environment to the SSD, using some software like perhaps Macrium. I'd be grateful if you could answer any of the following questions.
1) Does this system (with the latest firmware) support NVMe M.2 SSDs? Are M.2 / NVMe Samsung EVOs 256Gb supported? When searching for motherboards (at least recently) one can find storage compatibility guidelines. I've not been able to find anything here, so any help will be appreciated. I have read this but it was laptop oriented...
2) Is it feasible to transfer (using Macrium/Acronis) the working system (which currently is less than 60Gb) from the RAID to the M.2 SSD and boot from there, by configuring UEFI appropriately? If so, how?
3) Is warranty made void, by installing a third-party M.2 SSD?
Thanks in advance for your time!

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When I started looking/saving for a portable workstation, it was for image processing - Photoshop, Premiere, Lightroom and Pixinsight (an astronomical imaging program). When I was ready to go though, I was seeing that these workstations were being advertised as VR compatible. I hadn?t really been interested in VR but this piqued my interest enough to investigate.
I was really pleased to find how VR is starting to be used to enrich the lives of the disabled and elderly. I played a little with an Oculus Rift and it seemed still a little crude but fun. I?m  a caregiver for family members in these categories and I?m seeing some real opportunities to help them. I?m still early on but wanted to post here to see if others are using their devices for VR? And perhaps with resources to learn about the various flavors of HDMI and DisplayPort and how they?re mixed and matched? Also not sure if this is the right subforum? Anyway any help or advice is appreciated !
Wayne
Seattle

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Hi all,

I have dell precision M90 since more than one year now, I bought it with the following configuration:


 
2.33 GHz processor

4 GB RAM

Nvidia Quardor 2500

150 GB HD


the machine is a mazing, but lately i decided to upgrade to windows 7

and i have two main questions related to each other.
did any one made a successful upgrade two windows 7 with M90 cause i checked over the Internet and i see a lot of contradicting opinions about that!!


The second question is regarding the storage, 150 GB is already not much with windows XP and all my software installed, so I'm really worried about the space when installing windows 7. i thought of adding a second drive, but sounds like a long process, of removing the media pay and getting a cradle for the new drive; which is not sold where I'm currently. so is there is any other way to install a second drive, if not, would you guys advice of changing the drive lintierly with bigger one, keeping in mind that the only ones i can find in the market is 5400 RPM and the one i have currently is 7200 RPM ?
 
so you suggestions regarding the correct action would be really appreciated ..

A:Dell Precision M90 Windows 7 upgratde & 2nd HD questions

Hi all,
Just updated our M90 with FX 2500M with a Crucial CT250BX100SSD1 250 GB solid state hard drive and Windows 10 x64 Home.  Challenge was finding video drivers.  After many attempts and much searching, I found this info.  Extracted the CAB file, went to Device Manager and Update Driver pointed to the extracted CAB folder and video driver got updated and is working!  All of the FX 1500M, FX 2500M, and FX 3500M are supported for both 32 bit and 64 bit, and older Windows versions.
Awesome update to Windows 10 and SSD brings the M90 on in about 10-15 sec.
forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php;highlight=quadro+2500m
New NVIDIA graphics drivers from Microsoft Update have been posted! These packages include the NV_WHQL.inf file, which includes native support for all desktop and notebook GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400 series GPUs (and the Quadro equivalents).
 *Note: These driver packages do not include an HDMI audio driver, nor do they include PhysX System Software. Use v258.96 WHQL drivers for the latest certified HDMI audio driver and visit www.nvidia.com/.../physx_system_software.html for the latest version of the PhysX System Software.*
 Version 259.47 is the first release observed to add support for the mainstream GeForce 400 series!
Dell M90 Quadro FX 2500M
Windows Vista / Windows 7 x86 (32-bit): download.windowsupdate.com/ms...c43d908c63.cabWindows Vista / Windows 7 x64 (64-bit): download.windowsupdate.com/ms...acec9c13b7.cab

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According to the Crucial Memory site, this uses DDR4 memory.

And, here is the Dell specs

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SSD Alignment
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