Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 Driver Download

Microsoft Drivers

The SideWinder Force Feedback 2 is a game controller manufactured by Microsoft. If your game doesn't run smoothly, crashes or glitches or there is a lag time with your controller, try updating the driver. Visitors have downloaded this file "sidewinder_dual_strike_xp.exe" 960 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews. Compatibility for this driver update includes PCs running Windows operating systems such as Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 3.2 MB.

3 Ratings

Supported Models

Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2

Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike

Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)

Microsoft SideWinder Game Pad Pro

Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2

Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2 HID Drivers

Microsoft SideWinder Precision Racing Wheel



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Additional Notes

This is a HID driver you should installed if MS dual strike is not recognized by win xp using only the driver from cd(for win98).First install original drv named

Uploaded By

jjokeris (DG Member) on 31-Mar-2009

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
DrvSetup.exe 590.0 KB 30 Mar 2009
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike#1/BackupLog.txt 357 bytes 30 Mar 2009
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike#1/Driver.nfo 353 bytes 30 Mar 2009
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike#1/hid.dll 21.0 KB 14 Apr 2008
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike#1/hidclass.sys 36.9 KB 14 Apr 2008
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike#1/hidparse.sys 25.0 KB 14 Apr 2008
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike#1/hidusb.sys 10.4 KB 14 Apr 2008
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike#1/sw08w2k.inf 4.5 KB 25 May 1999
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike/BackupLog.txt 267 bytes 30 Mar 2009
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike/Driver.nfo 386 bytes 30 Mar 2009
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike/gckernel.sys 59.1 KB 14 Apr 2008
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike/sdwndr2k.inf 24.1 KB 4 Aug 2004
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Keyboard/BackupLog.txt 271 bytes 30 Mar 2009
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Keyboard/Driver.nfo 391 bytes 30 Mar 2009
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Keyboard/hidswvd.sys 2.7 KB 17 Aug 2001
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Keyboard/sdwndr2k.inf 24.1 KB 4 Aug 2004
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Mouse/BackupLog.txt 268 bytes 30 Mar 2009
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Mouse/Driver.nfo 385 bytes 30 Mar 2009
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Mouse/hidswvd.sys 2.7 KB 17 Aug 2001
DrvSetup.exe/Microsoft SideWinder Virtual Mouse/sdwndr2k.inf 24.1 KB 4 Aug 2004
MSCOMCTL.OCX 1.1 MB 20 Dec 2002
Register.Key 29 bytes 30 Mar 2009
msvbvm60.dll 1.4 MB 6 Sep 2005

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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