Failed joystick detection

I tried to install a WINGMAN extreme digital 3d joystick last night and followed the instructions to first install the software and then plug the joystick into the USB port when prompted.

I did all this, but the software failed to detect the joystick. I tried again, this time with the joystick in the game port, and still no detection.

I then de-installed and re-installed the software and again tried the gameport. This time it worked.

Can anyone tell me why it failed to detect in the USB socket?

Also, does it matter performance wise which socket the joystick is plugged into?

Thanks
Dan Rose
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