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Downgrading XP to WIN98

jaycap55 Guest

can someone please help m step by step on how to downgrade to windows 98 from XP...i cant figure it out..i know i have to format my hardrive but i cant format it from the windows 98 disk...only from the xp disk.. i need windows 98 on my computer so i can install my sidewinder joystick...

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David Chester (DChester) Trainee

Why can't you install your Sidewinder joystick on XP then?

I would have expected XP to have the drivers for it built in.

David

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RadarMan Chief Captain

🤔 Like the man says you don't have to uninstall XP just to get the drivers back.
All you have to do is delete the joystick from the device manager, reboot and Windows will recognize the stick.
Here is Sidewinders web-site with further drivers if you need them.
I have the Sidewinder in XP home and it works fine.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/sidewinder/downloads.asp

Radar

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Fly Away Simulation (Flyaway) Site Admin

David, do you think we will be seeing VC10 at the FS2004 National Show? Great to see big things are happening in the UK isnt it? 🙂

jaycap55 Guest

radarman....i have windowsxp too and i have the sidewinder forcefeedback pro....the drivers on the website are not supported by windows xp...go check it out for yourself..its only for windows 95 and 98...alot of people had problems with this...how did you get yours to work?? can you help me please.. thanks

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David Chester (DChester) Trainee

jaycap55 wrote:

radarman....i have windowsxp too and i have the sidewinder forcefeedback pro....the drivers on the website are not supported by windows xp...go check it out for yourself..its only for windows 95 and 98...alot of people had problems with this...how did you get yours to work?? can you help me please.. thanks

My son uses this joystick. I just plugged it in and Windows XP detected and installed it. It works fine. This is Windows XP Pro version not Home so it obviously works in both versions.

David

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David Chester (DChester) Trainee

flyaway wrote:

David, do you think we will be seeing VC10 at the FS2004 National Show? Great to see big things are happening in the UK isnt it? 🙂

Yes we are exhibiting at the show. We have stand number 1 which is next to VatSim and the RAF I believe. We are currently listed as "TenWeb" which is actually my site dedicated to the real aircraft rather than our sim. I should get that changed! Hopefully we will have a Trident to show off too by then.

It's great that this is happening in the UK although London would have been somewhat more convenient for us "darn sarf" in Surrey 🙂

David

Radio_Duty Guest

I've been using XP Pro and MS Force Feedback for quite sometime now...no problems. You should be able to use the drivers from XP or you can also install the software as well...so you can use the Sidewinder console to fine tune the sensitivites etc. 😛

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