Microsoft has been releasing these last days a troublesome update for some of simracers using a G27/G25 Logitech steering wheel.
Logitech Gaming software updates to 8.83.85 version and this causes G27 being recognized as Driving Force wheel without clutch or degrees to be configured.
Jacob Klein (and a friend of mine) experienced and solve it with the following procedure:
- On 5/21/2016, Windows 10 offered “Logitech – Other hardware – Logitech Download Assistant”, which was auto-installed.
- I believe it upgraded my Logitech Gaming Software from v8.82.151 to v8.83.85
- It also messed up my G27 installation, as both (Logitech Profiler) and (Control Panel -> Set up USB game controllers -> Properties) showed my wheel as a Logitech Driving Force PS2 wheel.
I fixed it by:
- Opening “Programs and Features”
- Uninstalling my install of “Logitech Gaming Software 5.10” and v8.83.85
- Reinstalling “Logitech Gaming Software 5.10”
So, then end result is back where I began: “Programs and Features” correctly shows both:
- “Logitech Gaming Software 5.10” (for my G27 wheel)
People also submitted the last driver from Logitech website working for the G29 should recognize G27 properly.
Also, to avoid manufacturers drivers auto updates check the following method:
All Apps, Windows System, Control panel, Hardware and Sound, Devices and Printers. Right click on your pc icon, click on ‘Device Installation Settings’, and tick “No”.
From iRacing staff:
After uninstall and reinstall Logitech software:
Then go to your My Documents folder, then iRacing folder, then run a search within the folder for the word controls.cfg within the iRacing Folder, then delete all the controls.cfg files listed
Then do a search for joyCalib.yaml then delete all the joyCalib.yaml files listed.
Log back onto members.iRacing.com
And Calibrate wheel here.
June update from Logitech staff:
If your computer gives you a blue screen when you connect your G920 wheel or if your PC/games do not recognize your G25/G27 wheel, follow the steps below to resolve the issue:
- Disconnect the Gaming wheel from your computer.
- Download and save WheelDriverCleaner.exe to your desktop
- Run the cleaner tool by double clicking the file from your desktop.
- Close the cleaner tool dialog box.
- Reconnect your Gaming wheel to your computer.