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Yes the sidewinder 2 is compatible with windows 7 64bit. No additional drivers needed, just plug and go. I hope that helps! If so, please mark best answer thanks!
I used a Sidewinder 2 Precision Pro on XP but the Windows 7 Pro OEM doesn´t detect the joystick plugged in the USB ports and the OS doesn´t run the instalation software popping up this advise: "The version of this file is not compatible with the Windows in execution. Search the computer information system in order to verify if you need a x86(32 bits) or a x64(64 bits) version of the software e make contact with its publisher."
The Microsoft Compatibility Center state that it is compatible, also you.
Please, would you help me understand why mine doesn´t install?
Thank you so much in advance for your attention and help.
Step 1: Install the driver through Windows Updates
a. Check Windows Updates to see if there is a driver listed for the device and install it successfully.
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Step 2: Check if the device is deteced in device manager
a. Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
b. Look for the joystick item, right click on it and click Update driver.
c. Follow the instructions on the wizard to install the driver successfully.
Step 3: Run the Microsoft Fix it to diagnose the problem
a. Click Hardware devices not detected or not working
b. Click "Run now" button and run the tool successfully.
c. Once the tool has run successfully, restart the computer.
d. Check if you're able to install the device successfully.
Syed - Microsoft Support.
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