How to stop windows using generic drivers

September 9, 2011 at 14:38:46
Specs: Windows 7
I have a nice new fancy mouse (RAT 7)
I made the error of plugging it in before installing the software/driver package that it came with, so windows installed it as a generic HID device.
This is fine for basic usage, but the software package can't see the mouse as it's listed as a generic device.
I uninstalled the driver, and set windows to not download/install drivers automatically, but every time I plug it in/reboot, windows just uses the same generic driver for it. No pop-up, just "ping", back to square 1.

Anyone know how to stop windows from using the same (wrong, generic) driver when ever I plug in this device?


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#1
September 11, 2011 at 09:02:54
Remove the RAT 7, Use a basic mouse to install the RAT 7 software.
Remove the basic mouse and plug in the RAT 7.

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#2
September 11, 2011 at 09:44:54
Thanks for the advice. That wouldn't work thought.
Here's how I got it working in the end...


Extract the drivers from the .exe using winrar, place them in a handy folder.
Right click on the generic driver and select "update driver software"
Click "browse my computer..."
Click "let me pick from a list of device drivers..."
Highlight the current driver
Click "Have disk"
Navigate to the folder you put the extracted files in.
Ta dah, done.



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#3
December 10, 2011 at 04:44:33
you just saved my day!

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