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Microsoft SideWinder - no support in XP.

Discussion in 'Games' started by PhotosGuy, Jun 1, 2006.

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  1. PhotosGuy

    PhotosGuy Thread Starter

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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 [​IMG] to microsoft!

    Has anyone found a workaround to use them in XP?
     
  2. Super-D-38

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    Welcome to TSG! (y)

    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. :rolleyes:
     
  3. PhotosGuy

    PhotosGuy Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the welcome! XP Pro or the 3D Pro must have critical differences from what I have.
    If someone needs the exact symptoms, I'll be happy to record & post them when I get back in town.
     
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