Driver for mouse

Logitech Optical mouse
January 22, 2010 at 09:51:29
Specs: Windows 98, Gateway
I need a driver disc to install my mouse onto the older Gateway Computer that I just got. I don't have one, but I have a laptop that has a burner also. Can I possibly burn a driver disc using a CD Writer? The computer's windows NT and 98 it says on the front of the tower.


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#1
January 22, 2010 at 15:13:49
Manufacturer's don't provide mouse drivers, they only provide software which gives support for any special functions a mouse may have.

The universal microsoft mouse driver is built in to Windows and that enables the basic mouse functions to work (buttons & scroll-wheel). No external driver is required or supplied by the mouse manufacturer.

If your mouse plugs into a USB port and the operating system is the original edition of Windows 98, that could be your problem. There is a fix for this (manual procedure) from Microsoft, but you have to use a PS2 or serial mouse in order to apply the fix:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/206002

Or just use a serial or PS2 mouse instead of a usb one. Serial mice are now just about extinct but you can still buy a PS2 one.


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#2
January 24, 2010 at 12:21:10
Thank you very much. I got an older mouse from a neighbor and it did work, just as you said. Thanks.

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