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msw_Desc:I have a microsoft precision pro joystick.
it works great in windows 98se,however
last month I purchesed another computer with windows XP on
it.
When I went to load the installition disk I got the
following error"this product is incompatable with this
version of windows".
why ins't a microsoft product compatable with another
microsoft product?,and why can't I find any updated
drivers for it anywhere?
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    mike wrote:
    > msw_Desc:I have a microsoft precision pro joystick.
    > it works great in windows 98se,however
    > last month I purchesed another computer with windows XP on
    > it.
    > When I went to load the installition disk I got the
    > following error"this product is incompatable with this
    > version of windows".
    > why ins't a microsoft product compatable with another
    > microsoft product?,and why can't I find any updated
    > drivers for it anywhere?


    When did you purchase the "Microsoft Precision Pro joystick"?
    Was this before Windows XP came out?
    Have you tried getting a Windows XP driver for this device?

    You can try this:

    1. Start --> Settings --> Control Panel
    2. Game Controllers
    3. Click Add
    4. Select 'Microsoft SideWinder (Autodetect)'
    5. Click ok

    However, my Google search (you should try this, it's easy!) came up with
    things like this:

    http://63.236.18.11/userreviews/game/reviewhtml/Microsoft_Sidewinder_Precision_Pro_(USB).html
    and
    http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1008645647

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    he joystick is supported directly with Xp. However, the additional software
    will never support XP.


    "mike" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:10df801c4410f$ec906f20$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > msw_Desc:I have a microsoft precision pro joystick.
    > it works great in windows 98se,however
    > last month I purchesed another computer with windows XP on
    > it.
    > When I went to load the installition disk I got the
    > following error"this product is incompatable with this
    > version of windows".
    > why ins't a microsoft product compatable with another
    > microsoft product?,and why can't I find any updated
    > drivers for it anywhere?
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    mike wrote:
    > msw_Desc:I have a microsoft precision pro joystick.
    > it works great in windows 98se,however
    > last month I purchesed another computer with windows XP on
    > it.
    > When I went to load the installition disk I got the
    > following error"this product is incompatable with this
    > version of windows".
    > why ins't a microsoft product compatable with another
    > microsoft product?,and why can't I find any updated
    > drivers for it anywhere?

    Well of course the installation disc isn't going to work! Think about it -
    was Windows XP in existence when you purchased the stick?! According to what
    I can find, it's 7 years old and MS ceased all support nearly two years ago.
    You won't find an XP driver because none exists - nor will ever exist. You
    can either use it without programming the buttons - or replace it.
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