Question about Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2.0 Joystick

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Will nthe sidewinder precision pro work with XP?

I have a soundblaster live! soundcard and a MS Sidewinder precision pro joystick, i have the current driveers for the soundcard. my joystick cannot be detected, will not work in ghames? do i need drivers for the joystick?

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    need drivers to microsoft sidewinder precision pro 2.0 joystick

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    when i plug in the joystick in vista i get the usb device not recognized

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Yes you need version 3.0 or later for it to work.

Posted on Dec 03, 2007

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Is Microsoft sideWinder Precision Pro 2.0 compatible with Windows Vista


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Sidewinder Won't Enable


I uninstalled everything to do with sound etc, removed the sound card (gameport included), cleaned up the registry, installed a new sound card with gameport and it is now working. With a new soundcard, you get up to date drivers and that, I think, was the problem. MSFFP does not like an old Aztech Soundcard. Drivers for the joystick are included in XP and seem to function OK but I doubt whether you will be able to use it in Vista. I have the handbook if anybody wants a scanned copy.

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Need a port for my MS force feedback pro


Just get yourself a new soundcard with a gameport on board. Disable your MoBO soundcard if you have one and instal the new one. Creative is probably the safest option. Update the drivers and off you go. Don't forget to add the joystick, the drivers are supplied in XP.

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Sidewinder precision pro 2.0 install on windows xp


i think it is xp compatible.
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Not connected


Download the correct drivers for it that fit your operating system. Install them and away you go. Type into Google "Microsoft sidewinder drivers"..download and follow on-screen instructions to install them

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