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How to install new mouse driver

When installing a mouse on a PC, you will need to install the drivers for that mouse to ensure that the device operates correctly. You do not have to be an advanced user to install a mouse driver.

The solution to the problem

Follow the instructions to install new mouse driver:

  1. 1

    Double-click the ‘Program Manager’ program group icon. (The ‘Program Manager’ group window appears.)

  2. 2

    Double-click the ‘Main’ program group icon. (The ‘Main’ group window appears.)

  3. 3

    Double-click the ‘Windows Setup’ icon. (The ‘Windows Setup’ window appears.)

  4. 4

    Select ‘Options’. (The ‘Options’ drop-down menu appears.)

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    Select ‘Change System Settings…’. (The ‘Change System Settings’ dialog box appears.)

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    Click the down-arrow to the right of the ‘Mouse’ drop-down list box to display the list of available mouse drivers.

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    Do one of the following if you are installing a mouse driver supplied with Windows:

    1. Select the driver from the ‘Mouse’ drop-down list box.
    2. Press ‘Enter’.
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    If you are installing a mouse driver that is NOT supplied with Windows, do one of the following:

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    >Select ‘Other Mouse (requires disk from OEM)’.

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    >Insert the third-party mouse driver diskette in the disk drive.

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    >Click ‘OK’.

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    If no third-party mouse driver is available, do the following to select a driver for an emulated mouse type:

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    >Consult the documentation that came with the mouse for emulated mouse types.

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    >Select the Windows-supplied driver for the mouse type that is emulated by the mouse from the list, as in step 7)a) above.

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    After the mouse driver has been successfully loaded, exit ‘Windows’.


Installing a new component in the operating system used to be a complicated task,but it is not anymore. The entire procedure is applicable to Microsoft Windows 3.1.

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