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Sidewinder x4 driver issues(?)

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    Windows Phone 7.5

    Sidewinder x4 driver issues(?)

    Hello people, first post/thread here...
    So the thing is I updated to windows 8 (pro 64 bits) recently, coming from windows 7 ultimate. I decided to "keep files/apps and personal settings", so basically I just didn't do a clean install. The problem now is that my keyboard (sidewinder x4) multimedia keys are kinda ****ed up. I can't really mute, and volume keys go up and down like two times, its like I'm double pressing them, so the volume goes up by 2 everytime I click once the multimedia key (which is really annoying, and ofc didn't happen on windows 7), but what annoys me the most is the fact that I can't really mute the volume totally, for the same reason I suppose, since it double presses those keys, I believe it also double presses the mute key and hence, mutes and unmutes pretty much at the same time.
    Before you say anything, yes, I did install latest drivers for win 8 (Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center), and I believe I unistalled the win 7 drivers...
    So, is there anything I could do to solve this issue?

    PS: Haven't tried the macro keys yet... so can't say if those work or not.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    I also had this problem with the same keyboard - sometimes muting worked, sometimes not. I believe that the problem was with the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.0 because now they removed this version from Microsoft website and the only available one is 1.1. Everything works fine with the older version.
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