Thrustmaster Cougar MFD's Windows 10 connection issue fix
I came across the issue with Windows 10 - and I think it’s also relevant to Windows 8 - where the MFD’s will connect and disconnect continuously. I found the solution quite quickly with some digging but I thought I should post it here in case anyone else is experiencing the same issue:
My fix, go into your Device Manager, and then down to the Universal Serial Bus controllers. Right click ALL of the USB hubs, click “Properties” and go to the power management tab and uncheck all tick boxes. If not sure just follow above and right click all USB options and select “Properties”. The ones you see with a “Power Management” tab are the ones you can untick all options. Then follow the link above and install the updated TM driver. This method works, and has been stable for a few days since I applied the MS update, along with the above newer TM updated driver, with any and all types of passive USB devices. This has been applied to my two gaming PC’s with the same mix of Saitek (Combat Pro pedals) the TM HOTAS Warthog, VRInsight Headtracker and MicroPro Pit along with the two F-16 MFD’s. And I’ve been shutting down my PC’s every night with no switch on issues anymore.
Look under drivers and download the 2016_ffd_2 driver.