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Windows 7: Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick Problems

23 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick Problems

I recently built myself a gaming computer, I then decided to hook up my old Microsoft Sidewinder joystick to play some flight simulators; upon doing this my computer failed to recognize the device. What could be a cause of this?

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16 May 2013   #2

windows 7 pro 32bit

if your joystick is usb plug n play then it should have found it. if not usb and plugs into a sound card then you will have to load the driver cd. only other thing could be that the usb cable end is bad or the stick itself. you might try a restart but I doubt that would make a difference on usb. bottom line sticks are cheap. Logitech extreme 3d pro can be had for $25.00 dollars just about anywhere.
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16 May 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Yep poorguy mate it is a USB stick and it looks as if it was around in the heydays of XP and from this there is no support for that stick.

You're right a new stick is the best option.

How to install Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick on a Windows 7 - Microsoft Community
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17 May 2013   #4

windows 7 pro 32bit

yeah I have a Microsoft sidewinder and it to is from the xp days and it works on w7. I also own several other joy sticks Logitech and Saitek and the best imo is Logitech 3d extreme pro. I also do fsx and tried the fight yolk and pedals and throttle quadrant etc and all of that is just to much space taken up. a joystick and the right one does it all best.
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