Tuesday, August 05, 2008

USB Mouse not detected properly in Vista

After using Windows Vista for over a month my USB mice stopped working :(.... Fortunately this is easy to fix via trial and error on what driver best works for Vista. To fix this do the ff:

Step 1. Go to Device Manager (devmgmt.msc).

Step 2. Do Update Driver Software.

Step 3. Browse my computer for driver software.

Step 4. Select "Let me pick from from a list of device drivers on my computer."

Step 5. If it was shown as unknown device, select "Mice and other pointing device" else select "HID-compliant device."

Step 6. Click on "Have Disk..."

Step 7. Drill to C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository. Select a folder with a name that start with msmouse*. Start with the folder that has the latest time stamp. If this driver does not work select the next newer folder until your mouse driver is installed properly.

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