I have an old Win 95PC (with USB ports), and a newer PC (Dell). The new optical mouse that came with the Dell is surplus to requirements,& I would like to install it on the older PC. But the installation disc that came with all the drivers etc. won't run on a non-Dell PC. I am sure that, since a mouse is a mouse is a mouse, there must be generic drivers available to get it to work. Any ideas?
Provided you are running Windows 95B (OSR2) or later, you can install the USB Supplement from your Microsoft CD-ROM. The file - USBSUPP.EXE - can be installed from the D:\Other\USB folder (where D is the driver letter of your CD-ROM drive).
In my experience, if you try to use a USB mouse with Windows 95 or 98 and an old motherboard, then you will get a "no mouse detected" error when you boot up because the USB mouse drivers aren't present until Windows is loaded. A PS/2 mouse should work on any computer, all the driver disk usually dows is to add extra features. I think USB generally only really got working properly with Windows 98SE.
I glad someone picked up the USB bit. I can't see any reference in kenwyn thread saying anything about a USB Mouse.
I have a Dell PC which I have had for nearly 2years, the mouse is a PS port.
Also, going back to kenwyn saying about Dell driver disks. I had a 64mb G/Card in my Dell, with Dell drivers. I replaced the 64mg with a 256md G/card. I installed the 64mb into a friends Pc(Not a Dell), and it works ok when I put the drivers on, from my Dell driver disk.
All I'm saying is, I think it's a myth, that Dell drivers don't work with other PC's.
Same here, I've always found that a compnent is a component and as long as you have the drivers they work! It don't matter brand name they print on the side. No disrect to Dell, but it would be interesting to know exactly which parts of the equipment the do actually manufacture? Not much I'll bet!