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Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike Gaming Controller

Q: Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike Gaming Controller

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


Preferred Solution: Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike Gaming Controller

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.)

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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I got a dual strike but have no cd for it. I got it to work once and I never got it to work again. I found a driver on driverguide and I think when it installed i recieved a microsoft update at the same time. When I installed the sidewinder software i had to use my 98se disk to complete the install. I have not been able to recreate the situation since then. ( I have reinstalled my OS ) When it worked there were listings in game controller add for
sidewinder dual stike 1.0 once it was listed the computer could recognize the controller. I can't seem to get it to list in the add section. also there were listings in the system properties in hid device. There is nothing in there either now. I can't seem to install it there either. I remember looking at the setting in the properties of the controller that it was set to standard hid device(while working)

my usb ports work properly (with cam)

running win 98se


A:sidewinder dual strike

boot into safe mode and see if the device is listed there. If it is, remove it and reboot/reinstall.

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Could someone please provide a url where i can download dual strike schemes, I'm too lazy to create my own. Cheers.

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Anybody know where i can get sidewinder dual strike schemes-i'm a bit lazy to make my own-microsoft dont seem to have any and the only other site i found was down (and has been since xmas).
Thanks in advance

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on the hardware page on my system the controller is there but has a yellow sign next to it when i try to update the driver with the 2009 driver i get this problem
the installation of this device is forbidden by system policy
i am the admin on the pc made a seprate account for admin i still get the same issue when trying o update the driver so i can use this.

ANy Help please

A:Microsoft Gaming Controller

Have you tried uninstalling it then re-installing the updated driver. or uninstall it then reeboot and the driver should reinstall itself, and hopefully the yellow triangle will dissappear.

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hi every 1,

i have a sidewinder game controller which i want to install but the problem is it wont! it says my game ports are not corect or something my computer only has usb ports so maybe i need some drivers for my usb ports i really dont get it so if any 1 has an idea please let me know! by the way my computer is a packard bell ixtreme 9621 and recently i reformatted so i dont know if all the usb ports have the drivers they need!!

many thanx for any help cause i fell like i brought the game pad for nothing

A:installing the sidewinder game controller

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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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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,
Munroe Falls, Ohio

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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'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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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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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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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:
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:
Lionel Chen

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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?


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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i have counter strike source, and i hooked my xbox 360 controller up to it and when i changed the buttons around on counter strike to configure the controller everything registered and all but when i was in actual gameplay my crosshairs would move left and right but not down and up, what can i do.

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Hi, it's me again

I have lost the installation disk that came with my 'dual strike' 'sidewinder' joystick. Microsoft, helpful as ever, do not supply replacements, nor can you download the drivers (as far as I can find) - any of you good folk know where I can download the files from the installation disk. This is very important, as my son can now beat me at Quake!

here's hopin'

A:Dual strike

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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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Does anyone out there have any tips on what they feel the best gaming controller is? I currently use the MS Siderwinder Joysticks, but was wondering what other joysticsk others feel are the best. Thanks

A:Best Gaming controller?

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I need a PC controller for gaming to work with Acer Aspire E15, windows 10 OS. Any Recommendations. I have tried a couple and both times the controller is not recognised, even though one worked on a toshiba laptop with windows 10 OS. 

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So I bought a Afterglow xbox 360, wired, USB controller to hook up to my Laptop.
It works but after a few mins the controller would just stop working and I have to unplug it.

This is what I did so far:
I went here Software Downloads | Microsoft Hardware and installed the driver
I went to device manager and updated the driver and did necessary restarts

But still keeps shutting off.
Idk what it could be

A:USB gaming controller keeps shutting off.

Did you/have you updated your usb drivers? Does the controller work in other machines?

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Looking for a recommendation for an all-around amazing joystick or controller, maybe something that can serve as controller for Nintendo 64 roms/emulation -- but also one that can be used to play arcade fighters. And one that can connect over usb.

Any thoughts?

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I play minecraft and I would like to record, is this a good enough graphics card to do this?

A:Is intel 82865g graphics controller good for gaming?

Woooooohhhh, that's some old tech lol.

Can't imagine you would be getting awfully good frame rates with something like that. However, it should be alright to record using fraps, just give it a go (fraps is free) and see if it works.

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Hello! I've just come up against a problem that has me completely stumped. I normally use a gamepad to play games on my laptop. I can play anything just fine... until today. No longer will my gamepad or any other gamepad I own work outside of the programs such as Joy2Key or X-Padder. It appears the controllers are working fine, but the remapped button configuration isn't working outside of Joy2Key or the other programs. It was working fine a couple days ago too. I've never had a problem like this, but has rendered my laptop useless for games that need a controller.
Would anyone have an idea why remapped controller keys aren't working? I just spent the last 4 to 5 hours straight trying literally everything I could think of, but I can't find what is causing this sudden problem.

A:Assigning buttons to gaming controller. (Can assign, but won't work.)

Is it possible that something else is the cause? Updates? New programs installed? Anything?
Security scans give you a clean bill? Assume that you are on AC. Battery charged? Any power settings changed that might disable keypads?
Using an administrator account to change settings?
Out of guesses for now

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Hi there,

I use wireless internet, and recently bought a wireless gaming receiver so I can use the xbox controller on my PC wirelessly - Problem is though, it connects up fine, but the internet it slowed to the point it barely works. I'm assuming its an issue of having two wireless devices in the same PC in close proximity to each other.

Do you think this is the case, or do you think there may be another problem or solution for this issue?


A:Xbox Controller Wireless Gaming Receiver for PC - Slowing down internet?


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My system is currently running a Microsoft Windows XP SP3 32 bit version of windows. Since me and family members do most of the things in the current OS. So, I'm planning to keep it.
Can i now install Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit as a dual boot operating system. I've read the pros and cons of a 64 bit OS. It's obviously good in terms of being able to get the most out of my 4 GB installed RAM plus the graphic card. I understand there may be problem with driver compatibility and am also aware of the windows XP mode in 64 bit.

A:Dual Boot Microsoft Win XP SP3 32 bit & Microsoft Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Another thing. I have also checked using the Intel Processor Identification Utility that the processor i currently have does support 64 bit OS. Here's the report....
Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility
Version: 4.41.20111201
Time Stamp: 2012/01/31 02:41:27
Operating System: 5.1-2600-Service Pack 3
Number of processors in system: 1
Current processor: #1
Active cores per processor: 2
Disabled cores per processor: 0
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
Type: 0
Family: 6
Model: 17
Stepping: A
Revision: A07
Maximum CPUID Level: D
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Packaging: LGA775
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: Yes
MMX(TM): Yes
Intel(R) SSE: Yes
Intel(R) SSE2: Yes
Intel(R) SSE3: Yes
Intel(R) SSE4: Yes
Intel(R) AES-NI: No
Intel(R) AVX: No
Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel(R) 64 Architecture: Yes
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology: No
Expected Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
Reported Processor Frequency: 2.80 GHz
Expected System Bus Frequency: 1066 MHz
Reported System Bus Frequency: 1066 MHz

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Hey Guys,

Ive recently installed a new Joystick for gaming and ever since, on shut-down only I get a BSOD with a Driver Power State Failure.

What files do I have to post for you guys to check it out?


A:BSOD (Driver Power State Failure) Ever since gaming controller install?

Please follow the blue screen posting instructions to upload the files we need to provide you with troubleshooting steps.http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html


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Been away from the computer for a couple of days. Was getting very necessary help from Bryan and Aca Candy. Finally got the thing to boot up without a disk, ( had to create and active partition) ie:whatever anyway I am still having the problem with the Primary and secondary IDE controllers showing a yellow exclamation mark. ( what does that mean? I managed to get cd support after I read one of Bryans responses to someone about "CDGOD" however when the computer start up it still says that the:

Interface board or CD-ROM is not ready
If CD-ROM drive is not ready, please set or turn on
<A>bort or <R>etry

If I keep hitting Abort my computer will boot up with cd support. however I noticed now that I have several cd-roms showing in My Computer a total of six to be exact listed as d,e,f,g,h,i. what is the deal? running out of patience with this thing. Please help.

A:primary IDE controller (dual fifo)?

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I am trying to sovlve the problem of driving two 4 k monitors with my P50 W7 with a dock. Nvidia states it is a Lenovo issue. So I try the work around with a thunderbolt adpater.  I bought two. 1.StarTech.com Thunderbolt 3 to Dual Monitor DisplayPort Adapter - Thunderbolt to 2x DP Converter - 4K 60Hz The P50 will not recognize this.  I loaded the newest drivers and still no good. Does not recognize it.  I see that W10 has a brand new software release 9/26/16.   Where is the one for W7? 2.TechOrbits USB 3.1 Type C (USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible) to DisplayPort 4K UHD USB-C to DisplayPort AdapterThis one worked after some scary video episodes.  I used it last night.  Now no good. Something failed?   My device manager does not show a 3.1 usb. So when will Lenovo fix this so we can drive two external DisplayPorts? This is a real problem. Does anyone have a workaround for W7? ?03-04-2016 08:27 AM Had the same problem. Internally, BOTH ports on the dock are hooked up to a single GPU port, so all monitors are effectively limited by a single DisplayPort 1.2 bandwidth. You can run 4K monitors @ 30Hz though. Or get a Thunderbolt 3->DisplayPort adapter.

A:Thunderbolt Controller on P50 dual 4k monitors

Had the same problem. Internally, BOTH ports on the dock are hooked up to a single GPU port, so all monitors are effectively limited by a single DisplayPort 1.2 bandwidth. You can run 4K monitors @ 30Hz though. Or get a Thunderbolt 3->DisplayPort adapter.

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Please could anyone help me out with the benefits of having a dual channel memory controller on a motherboard, like on the new Nforce2 boards.Im going to upgrade my pc and want to make the right choice..Also does it mean that to get the benefit of the dual channel feature that you have to install two seperate DIMMS?I know a DIMM is dual inline memory module so for example is one stick of pc2700 DDR ram already 2 memory modules in one?So by implication 2 DIMMs would occupy 2 slots on the m/board but would be like 4 memory modules? I have a suspicion that I may be a bit confused on the subject.
I want to get a top flight board to offer some future proofing,the only demanding application I forsee is for games.
I would like to upgrade new m/board &cpu myself if I could track down the procedure somewhere( and pitfalls to avoid) can anyone reccomend a site covering this for amateurs like me?Thanks

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