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How do i get back a removed device?

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    How do i get back a removed device?


    I made a bit of an error, I bought a new joystick to play MS flight Sim X and installed it etc .. it worked quite well but was not very sensitive, another forum suggest a new driver might help the situation.

    I went to uninstall the old driver before installing the new one, and made the error. I really don't know why I did it but I went into view devices, right clicked on the icon for the Joystick and removed it

    Is there any way to get it back, I have tried to reinstall the driver but it still does not show on the devices panel and i cannot use it ..

    please help

    thanks in advance

    Goose

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  2. #2


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Hi, you can try a System restore. Windows should bring back the driver. Good luck!
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  3. #3


    First open device manager select View and ensure there is a tick against show hidden items then if you do not see joystick and do not have a restore point right click on any device and select scan for new hardware. If nothing shows then try going to Action add legacy hardware and follow prompts

    Good Stimulating

    Keith
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