Logitech "First Mouse"  can't work in my Windows XP problem-- designed for Windows95, it wrote on the package

Posted on 2003-03-21
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it's a 3 button mouse, with 2 1.44MB disks( MouseWare 7.0) as the driver for Windows 95, Windows 3.1.
" Supported in Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and DOS!" it said.

It's cheap, so i bought it. But now i can't use it. I want to know that, is this the problem of OS, or the problem of mouse itself. If is the problem of OS, any solution to install it in my XP system?

ps: i also tried installing the MouseWare 9.73, it's no use. i am real frustrated.
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There is a huge difference between Windows 95 and XP. They may look and feel similar but that is where the similarities end. XP is based on the NT kernel and if a piece of hardwar was not designed to work with the NT kernel then chances are rather nil that it will work with XP. The NT kernel architecture is vastly different then the Win9x kernel

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>>>I want to know that, is this the problem of OS, or the problem of mouse itself

it is both. The mouse was not designed with NT in mind so probably no drivers where made to run on NT. So since XP uses the NT kernel then both of these combined are the reason it won't work.
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Since it came with MouseWare 7.0 the mouse is so old in computer years that the vendor probably no longer provides suppot for the mouse.

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have u tried uninstalling all the mouse drivers n have your OS detect it by itself?

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