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Not connected I have Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2.0 Joystick. How Do I get it to work on XP Pro I would like to use it for FSX. But it comes up as not connected! Help!

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

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I cannot control my vehicle in my microsoft sidewinder precision pro. do i need a driver for my joy stick? tnx..

No, you don't have to install additional drivers or software.
Check the Joystick settings in the control panel.

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I have a Sidewinder 3D Joystick with the old standard gameport 15-pin connector. I bought a new motherboard that didn't come with a gameport, so I bought a PCI soundcard with a gameport incorporated. I...

Make sure you get the latest drivers for your soundcard. The drivers will include the software for the joystick port so its recognized properly by windows. Also you may want to go to the support page for your soundcard to see if any settings would need to be changed as well.

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Is Microsoft sideWinder Precision Pro 2.0 compatible with Windows Vista

In essence it is but here are no drivers available for it under Vista

Nov 24, 2009 | Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2.0...

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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.

Nov 11, 2009 | Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2.0...

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Instructions on how to connect

THis device appears quite old, try HERE for the required program download but be aware that it appears to be supported for win 95 and win 98.

Jul 02, 2008 | Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro...

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Combat flight simulator wont recognize my sidewinder precision 2 joystick on vista but it did on xp?

I am farmiliar with most flight simulators and know that you have to go to settings on the main menu the controls and select joystick, enable joystick and/or calibrate joystick. If this doesn't wok then in gameplay push "alt" on your keyboard if the task bar for flight simulator isn't at the top. Once or if it is allready there select settings and then enable joystick. If this doesn't work then call or contact or google microsoft flight simulator.

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Sidewinder precision pro 2.0 install on windows xp

i think it is xp compatible.
plug it to your pc
go to control pannel and clik on game controllers
click on add and choose it from the list

Jun 06, 2008 | Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2.0...

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Can i use it on a mac

Yes you can use it on a Mac. However the software that comes with it on CD (such as a profiler) will not work.

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