Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 Driver Download

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The SideWinder Force Feedback 2 is a type of mouse manufactured by Microsoft. Updating this driver fixes tracking problems, intermittent or no connectivity and can unlock some advanced features of your type of mouse. This version of "" is rated (4 out of 5 stars) based on 14,475 downloads and 44 reviews. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows 10 and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 102.6 KB.

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Supported Models

SideWinder Force FeedBack 2

Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Additional Notes

I used Windows 2000 to get the joystick working then extracted the drivers. I then started up Windows XP Pro. When asked for the drivers for the Joystick I pointed to the extracted drivers from above. The joystick now works with /Windows XP Pro

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Steve Jones (DG Member) on 4-Dec-2003

Most Helpful Reviews

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Savas Kose
Tested on Windows XP
30 Jan 2007

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"only the record tab is not working"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Charlie Efford
Tested on Windows XP
8 Apr 2007

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
"to be honest I had no idea how to use these drivers. Did not use them"
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Device Hardware IDs


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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Win2kDrivers/Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2/GcKernel.sys 122.0 KB 28 Jun 2000
Win2kDrivers/Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2/sw13w2k.inf 12.4 KB 28 Jun 2000
Win2kDrivers/Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2/HIDSWVD.sys 3.6 KB 28 Jun 2000
Win2kDrivers/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Keyboard/GcKernel.sys 122.0 KB 28 Jun 2000
Win2kDrivers/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Keyboard/sw13w2k.inf 12.4 KB 28 Jun 2000
Win2kDrivers/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Keyboard/HIDSWVD.sys 3.6 KB 28 Jun 2000

How to Update Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Microsoft Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the Microsoft website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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