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Can't use my joy stick...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Capman2k, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. Capman2k

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    Can\'t use my joy stick...

    I just installed MS Flight Sim 98 and tried to install the stuff for my joystick... It said the drivers wouldn't work with Windows XP, so I went to the Logitech website and downloaded what it told me to download... So I was starting to install it and it said it couldn't find the joystick... it's plugged in... I've rebooted the computer, I've redownloaded... everything...

    Any ideas? I really don't want to have to go buy a new joystick... although I need to get one anyway... I still don't want to... and I can't fly with the keyboard too well, but I'm quite a badass when the joystick works /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Holy crap I hate XP... "It's so much better than 98" my dad and brother are so confident in saying... Bullshit... XP is about 10000000 times WORSE than Windows 98... I sure hope I can still buy a new computer with Windows 98 already installed on it, because I don't want to have to deal with this bull crap XP any longer than I have to... /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

    sorry but that sounds like a personal problem /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

    Here's what I was told by a microsoft employee about XP.... Never ever "UPGRADE" to XP. If you do you will have nothing but problems. The only way to go to XP is to reformat the hard drive and do a fresh install. But never ever just "upgrade" to it.
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

    Thats why i use MS 2000 Server, nice stable program,NT based, i have been sooooo happy with my computer since i installed this OP. Unbelievable /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

    Yep, Win 2000 is good to me.
     
  6. pauly383

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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

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    I sure hope I can still buy a new computer with Windows 98 already installed on it

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    Unfortunately MS is already phasing out support for windows98. Its just like NOS parts at dealerships, few and far between /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

    Win 2000 Pro & Office 2000 great setup! No problems with HW or SW!
    Bill
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

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    I sure hope I can still buy a new computer with Windows 98 already installed on it

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    Unfortunately MS is already phasing out support for windows98. Its just like NOS parts at dealerships, few and far between /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    I think that they changed that deadline till 2006.
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

    I don't have any problems with XP. In fact, I lost the software for my joystick, so all I have to do is unplug it and replug it in every couple of times turning on the computer and I'm good..............

    Jeez, can't wait for the first wanker to misquote me on that one.............. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

    Yeah, I have a clean install of XP, that was..... 14 months ago. Very stable, I used to reinstall 98 every 3 months. I never need drivers for most things, it just says, "Hey, dipshit, I see you've plugged in a card reader, I'll make it show up as drive M:"

    Back up everything you need and clean install XP /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

    I believe my dad did a clean install of it... well, after he tried to upgrade and royally messed up this piece of crap... You'd think he'd just buy a new computer, even a $500 one... it'd probably be better than this 7 year old thing that hardly runs most of the time /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

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    sorry but that sounds like a personal problem /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    I believe I already started a post about that this week.
     
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    Re: Can\'t use my joy stick...

    I'm just buying a new one... The one I have pulls to the left anyway... So I'm selling it for $5 to a coworker if it'll work on his computer... I think I'll get one of those fancy $50 ones with force feedback and all that... or maybe a cordless one /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     

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