I would recommend using the Logitech Gaming Software with the following settings (degrees of rotation is personal preference).

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As for the pedals not working, it might have something to do with the USB port it's pugged into. I had the same issue with my G27 recently and was able to fix it by moving to a different USB port. Since you're on a laptop, there may not be another port available.