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#1 aq2

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:47 PM

When i build my pc in the next few weeks. I beginning to wonder how to install my mouse drivers? In the build i have now once i plugged the mouse into the USB port it does not work,just stays in the middle of the screen. How is one to install the mouse drivers when the mouse will probably not work ? My mouse needs drivers to run and once i boot my system up the mouse i highly doubt it will work.I have allready downloaded the vista drivers for my mouse but im not sure how to install them since the mouse will not probably work.


Any suggestion or tips or I'm worry about something thats not a big deal.

Also on the vista deal, I guess that AVG works good but with Comodo firewall is not working, how good is the built in firewall in vista?

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:56 AM

Vista should automatically install some generic driver for the mouse during startup if you have it plugged in. That should give you basic functionality. Then you can install the mouse's own drivers.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:01 AM

In general, the motherboard/chipset drivers will have a generic mouse driver, then there's the Windows generic mouse driver that provides function within Windows, then there's the specific mouse drivers that provide all the functionality that the device needs. Driver installation is a critical portion of the installation of any OS - without them you're relying on the Windows installation to provide all of the chipset support, and that doesn't often work very well.

I also use the inbuilt Vista firewall with no issues. But, here's a free tool to help manage it (I haven't used it yet, but other members have recommended it): http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/index.html
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