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Precision Pro SideWinder Parat No X03-57540

by pmnt00246 / July 14, 2006 11:57 PM PDT

The software which came with this Joy stick, which was used for MS Flight Simulator 2000, is not compatible with Windows XP. How or where can I get a driver which will enable me to use this as previously. I understand that the unit itself will work, it's just that I need the software.

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Try Compatibility Mode...
by John.Wilkinson / July 15, 2006 12:40 AM PDT

I checked with Microsoft and found that no updates have been released for that joystick to work with Windows XP...the most recent version is this one, which is for Windows 95/98.

The only suggestion I can make is to try using Windows XP's Compatibility Mode. To do this, find the executable, right-click it, select Properties, select the Compatibility tab, and tell it to imitate Windows 95/98. If that doesn't work you'd have to purchase a new joystick as that one is no longer supported.

Good luck.

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MS SideWinder
by pmnt00246 / July 15, 2006 3:24 AM PDT

Thanks for your reply.


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Your friend
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2006 12:45 AM PDT

You need to read other discussions about this. It's a common complaint when you don't find new drivers on


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MS SideWinder.
by pmnt00246 / July 15, 2006 3:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Your friend

Thanks for your reply.

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