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My Sidewinder Precision Pro on FS2004 with Windows XP has occasional (once in 6-12 months or so) partial failure. I usually get it to work by uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. But this time it doesn't want to talk. As before, all the buttons work but not the control axes or the throttle.

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  • ausfly Nov 15, 2009

    Instead of reinstalling the drivers and/or MSFlight Simulator, I tried reinstalling the latest version of Pete Dowsons FSUIP.
    Works wonders!!!! Everything is working! I'm back in the air!


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This time all it took was updating Pete Dowsons FSUIP.
I have discovered that I need to be online to save the FSUIP Certificates in a "Storage area".
I have no idea what that's all about but it worked.
Maybe these Certificates are like Emission Trading Schemes... they keep someone in a job.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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link here http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OZ6SJ6XX

sorry for my bad inglish, I'm from argentina

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