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Unable to install Saitek Yoke Drivers

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Well I'm just about pulling what's left of my hair out.

My Saitek yoke and pedals were working ok when I made the mistake of trying to update the drivers (Madcatz)

The installer got as far as telling me to plug in the yoke, I did, nothing. The 'NEXT' button just won't enable.

 

I tried uninstalling the current drivers and that made things worse. Windows 10 wouldn't even start.

 

I've managed to get into Windows now but if I plug in the yoke then unplug it Windows hangs.

 

The display on the front of the yoke is now showing 'FrlrLc' which, I'm sure is not right.

 

So now: Can't use the yoke, can't uninstall old drivers fully, can't install new drivers.

In Windows device manager I press 'update drivers', it seems to find them but tells me there is a problem and can't install them and points me in the direction of the manufacturer (no help there then).

 

ANY help on assisting me to sort this out would be most appreciated.

TIA

 

 

BR

 

 

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I contacted the Saitek customer support service. They were very helpful and managed to sort things out quickly - highly recommended if you have a Saitek problem you can't sort out.

 

For this particular problem the reply from Saitek was the following:

 

  Could you please right click on the Unknown device entry in device manager, select Update driver. You'll need to choose 'Let me pick...' and then choose the first device - Generic USB Device or similar - NOT the Yoke one.

  Once that entry becomes "Generic USB Device or similar" you can start the Madcatz yoke driver install.

 

My mistake was a simple one and perhaps understandable.

When trying to install the new driver I was electing to install it as a YOKE rather than a generic USB device.

 

Once I understood that it all went smoothly and I have my yoke back.

 

Best of luck and don't forget that Saitek Customer Support is only an email away.

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I contacted the Saitek customer support service. They were very helpful and managed to sort things out quickly - highly recommended if you have a Saitek problem you can't sort out.

 

For this particular problem the reply from Saitek was the following:

 

  Could you please right click on the Unknown device entry in device manager, select Update driver. You'll need to choose 'Let me pick...' and then choose the first device - Generic USB Device or similar - NOT the Yoke one.

 

  Once that entry becomes "Generic USB Device or similar" you can start the Madcatz yoke driver install.

 

My mistake was a simple one and perhaps understandable.

When trying to install the new driver I was electing to install it as a YOKE rather than a generic USB device.

 

Once I understood that it all went smoothly and I have my yoke back.

 

Best of luck and don't forget that Saitek Customer Support is only an email away.

I did what you said but no way to make it working generic or the yoke itself, but yesterday after several try I found the driver from the saitek CD and the Yoke went back to duty by installing the driver manually.

Now my question is why I could fix with the w7 driver and not the new one from the madcatz, it should work better with windows 10 driver.

The only difference raised on the resource manager is that the HID have the name Pro Flight Yoke (HID)  instead of USB have Saitek Pro Flight Yoke (USB) they normally have the same name.

Thank's for reply

 

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Just had this issue on Win10. Here's what worked for me:

 

Go to Device Manager and find your stick/yoke or a device showing as Unknown Device.

 

Right click, Update Drivers...

 

Browse my computer for driver

 

In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

 

Hope this helps someone!

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Just had this issue on Win10. Here's what worked for me:

 

Go to Device Manager and find your stick/yoke or a device showing as Unknown Device.

 

Right click, Update Drivers...

 

Browse my computer for driver

 

In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

 

Hope this helps someone!

 

 

thank you this just helped me !!!

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Just had this issue on Win10. Here's what worked for me:

 

Go to Device Manager and find your stick/yoke or a device showing as Unknown Device.

 

Right click, Update Drivers...

 

Browse my computer for driver

 

In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

 

Hope this helps someone!

 

I was about ready to throw it out of the window. Thanks so much, you have no idea!

 

brandon garcia

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I tried the above and my new Saitek Yoke lit up for the first time with the generic driver. Hurray. Unfortunately, when I ran the Saitek driver the device jumped from unknown device to Saitek Yoke and stopped working again. What did I do wrong?

 

Thanks for getting me this far at least. Right now it's a $500 paper weight.

 

Art

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.this little trick with C:\windows\winsxs, is working on all Saitek devices but not on the Switch Panel, which after installing the driver is only

 

partially functioning 

 

Win7 64Bit FSX SE

 

Any idea ?

 

Cheers

 

Yair . 

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Could you please right click on the Unknown device entry in device manager, select Update driver. You'll need to choose 'Let me pick...' and then choose the first device - Generic USB Device or similar - NOT the Yoke one.

 

  Once that entry becomes "Generic USB Device or similar" you can start the Madcatz yoke driver install.

 

 

worked for me, thanks

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Just had this issue on Win10. Here's what worked for me:

 

Go to Device Manager and find your stick/yoke or a device showing as Unknown Device.

 

Right click, Update Drivers...

 

Browse my computer for driver

 

In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

 

Hope this helps someone!

 

Thank you so much!! That worked like a charm!! Funny thing is everything was working fine until I upgraded my video card, then everything went sideways with my Saitek yoke.

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Just had this issue on Win10. Here's what worked for me:

 

Go to Device Manager and find your stick/yoke or a device showing as Unknown Device.

 

Right click, Update Drivers...

 

Browse my computer for driver

 

In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

 

Hope this helps someone!

 

Thanks buddy. This just saved me as well!

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On 7/23/2016 at 8:19 PM, tantonovich said:

Just had this issue on Win10. Here's what worked for me:

 

Go to Device Manager and find your stick/yoke or a device showing as Unknown Device.

 

Right click, Update Drivers...

 

Browse my computer for driver

 

In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

 

Hope this helps someone!

Excellent solution for this issue, thanks !

Zachary

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Hello,

 

I am running into same issue after upgrade to Windows Creator. Have the Flight Yoke, two throttle quadrants, and rudder pedals.  Yoke stopped working after update. The yoke does not even show up anymore on the HID section. I start the Win 10 64 bit driver install for the Yoke and like everyone else, it hangs at plug in the USB device. When I do that and look at my device manager, I find the rudder and throttle quadrants there, but no unknown device becomes apparent to follow through on these recommendations.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Greg

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On 7/23/2016 at 8:19 PM, tantonovich said:

Just had this issue on Win10. Here's what worked for me:

 

Go to Device Manager and find your stick/yoke or a device showing as Unknown Device.

 

Right click, Update Drivers...

 

Browse my computer for driver

 

In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

 

Hope this helps someone!

After spending hours researching I tried this method and it worked flawlesly. The one extra step I performed was that I went to C:\windows\temp\madcatz folder and deleted the software and drivers folders so when I reinstalled them it would be a fresh install. Thanks and I hope everyone gets it fixed so we can continue to enjoy our sim flying time instead of wasting it trying to figure things out which can be very frustrating. Happy flying.

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On 24/07/2016 at 2:19 AM, tantonovich said:

Just had this issue on Win10. Here's what worked for me:

 

Go to Device Manager and find your stick/yoke or a device showing as Unknown Device.

 

Right click, Update Drivers...

 

Browse my computer for driver

 

In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

 

Hope this helps someone!

OMG

 

A big big big thank's for man.

Just Amasing solution.....

You are the best....

 

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Hello,

I have a Saitek pro flight yoke , purchased in 2008.
 It worked very fine in WIN 7 FS2004.
 Now in WIN 10 v1709 build 16299,19  P3D v 3.4.22 and IFLY v3.22.
 I downloaded the driver from this site.They are proper installed and working,

 HOWEVER, after shutdown PC and  starting up 5 min later, i have to unplug and plug in again,
 or it will not work.. This is a situation almost 2 years going on.I was in contact with Saitek, and they could not help me. This time i hope Logitech has better driver.Until now ,no progress.
 I figured out that Microsoft does not SUPPORT this program any more.
 My question  can you help me with a solution ???

I got an answer from Logitech and it says /         shorted the version ,

 In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

This helps until i kill the power and do the unplug and plug in again with the usb connection.

This means it does't recognized it  , until unplug and plug in.The driver install should be good,because i could follow it , in a windows box with a green line bar.

Need some help,

 

Hugo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Basically my way of effecting the installation of the correct driver is very similar:

Use <Device Manager> and right click on Saitek Pro Yoke if there under <Human Interface Devices>, or <Unknown Device> if not. Right click on it and left click on <Update Drivers>.

Next left click on "Browse my computer for ............... "

In the next window, left click on "Let me pick from a list ............ "

You will now have a choice of <Pro Flight Yoke> OR <USB Device>

Left click on <USB Device>  :ohmy:

Correct! Do NOT click on <Pro Flight Yoke> - it's NOT a Yoke, it's a USB device!

Your computer will now load the correct driver and the Yoke and its associated Throttle Quadrant will come back to life. There is no need to run any Saitek driver installer program.
 

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On 7/24/2016 at 1:19 AM, tantonovich said:

Just had this issue on Win10. Here's what worked for me:

 

Go to Device Manager and find your stick/yoke or a device showing as Unknown Device.

 

Right click, Update Drivers...

 

Browse my computer for driver

 

In the path box, type C:\windows\winsxs and hit enter. This should install the driver generically, then you can run the Saitek driver installer to complete the setup.

 

Hope this helps someone!

Thank you!  This also just worked in my scenario too...I can only put it down to one of the latest Win10 updatesm, since it was working fine before, but this location found a driver which installed successfully.

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