Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard (IntelliType Pro) Driver Update

Microsoft Drivers

The SideWinder X6 (IntelliType Pro) is a type of keyboard manufactured by Microsoft. If you have problems with unresponsive keys, unreliable connection or backlighting or power issues then updating this driver can help. This device is supported under legacy operating systems such as Windows Vista and Windows XP. Visitors have downloaded matching drivers over 542,823 times with an aggregate rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars. Find the best version below that matches your operating system. Our safe download guarantee means all updates have been verified by the latest anti-virus and anti-malware technology.

Find All Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard (IntelliType Pro) Drivers

Popular Driver Updates for Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard (IntelliType Pro)

Why Update Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard (IntelliType Pro) Mouse / Keyboard Drivers

If you spend a lot of time typing on your computer, whether for work or play, you know how important it is to have a keyboard that responds accurately and reliably. One way to ensure that your keyboard is always performing at its best is by keeping its drivers up to date. Here's why updating your keyboard drivers is a smart move:

  1. Improved responsiveness: With updated drivers, your keyboard will be more responsive and accurate, registering each keystroke precisely as you type. This can be especially important for fast typists or gamers who rely on quick, precise inputs.

  2. Enhanced customization options: Many modern keyboards come with customizable features, such as programmable keys, backlighting, or macro support. Updated drivers often unlock additional customization options or provide more fine-grained control over these features, allowing you to tailor your keyboard to your specific needs and preferences.

  3. Better compatibility: As operating systems evolve and new software is released, older keyboard drivers may become incompatible, leading to issues such as unrecognized keystrokes, missing functionality, or even complete failure to work. By keeping your drivers updated, you can ensure that your keyboard remains compatible with the latest software and avoid frustrating compatibility issues.

  4. Resolved bug fixes: Keyboard manufacturers occasionally release driver updates to address known bugs or glitches. These updates can resolve issues such as missed keystrokes, repeated characters, or inconsistent behavior. By installing these updates, you can eliminate these annoyances and enjoy a more reliable typing experience.

  5. New features and performance improvements: In some cases, keyboard driver updates may introduce new features or performance enhancements that can take your typing experience to the next level. These might include improved palm rejection for accidental touches, better multi-key rollover for faster typing, or even new gesture controls for more efficient navigation.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the
. It is a software utility that will find the right driver for you - automatically.

How to Install Drivers

Once you download your new driver, then you need to install it. To install a driver in Windows, you will need to use a built-in utility called Device Manager. It allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

Install Drivers Manually With Device Manager

  • Open the Start menu and type "Device Manager" in the search bar. Click on Device Manager when it appears in the search results.

  • In the Device Manager window, locate the device for which you want to install or update the driver. You can find devices under their respective categories, such as Display adapters, Sound, Video and Game Controllers, or Network adapters.

  • Right-click on the device and select Update driver from the context menu.

  • In the next window, choose: Browse my computer for driver software

  • Click on the Browse button and navigate to the location where you saved the downloaded driver files. Select the appropriate driver file and click OK. Then, click Next to begin the installation process.

  • After the installation is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Save any open work and click Yes to restart your device.

  • Once your computer restarts, the newly installed or updated driver should be active, and your device should function properly with the latest driver software.

Visit our Driver Support Page for helpful step-by-step videos

Install Drivers Automatically

Many device drivers are not updated through the Microsoft Windows Update service. If you are having trouble finding the right driver, stop searching and fix driver problems faster with the Automatic Driver Update Utility. Automatic updates could save you hours of time.

The Driver Update Utility automatically finds, downloads and installs the right driver for your hardware and operating system. It will Update all of your drivers in just a few clicks, and even backup your drivers before making any changes.

  • Once you download and run the utility, it will check for out-of-date or missing drivers:

  • When the scan is complete, the driver update utility will display a results page showing which drivers are missing or out-of-date. You can update individual drivers, or all of the necessary drivers with one click: Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard (IntelliType Pro) Driver Update Utility Results

More Resources

If you have had recent crashes, power outages, viruses or other computer problems, it is likely that your drivers may have become damaged. Browse the list above to find the driver that matches your device hardware. To see more matches, use our custom driver search engine to find the exact driver.

Visit the Microsoft website for the latest drivers, or to find the best driver for your specific model and Windows version.

This website is not affiliated with Microsoft. All company names/logos are properties of their owners.
server: web3, load: 0.83