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Windows 7: Kensington Trackball OK In Vista But Not In Win7 Vista Compatibility

02 Mar 2013   #11
t2000kw

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I do believe there is a bigger difference than that and it has to do with the way Windows handles the actual driver files installed by the installer/program. If I tried to explain it, I know I would only make a mess of it, so I'll leave it at that. Either way 64 bit Windows 7 won't accept 32 bit drivers.
There probably is more to it. What matters is that 32 won't work on 64 as far as drivers are concerned.


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03 Mar 2013   #12
t2000kw

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Glad you got something to work with it. I wasn't aware that Kensington's newer software didn't work with their older products. Must be planned obsolescence.
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04 Mar 2013   #13
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t2000kw View Post
Glad you got something to work with it. I wasn't aware that Kensington's newer software didn't work with their older products. Must be planned obsolescence.
Maybe and maybe not? Newer hardware may be based on newer tech and it may not be that easy to have a utility work well with both. Also I think every company has that, "how far back do we go" with compatibility dilemma. Just for the record, I don't work for Kensington. Kensington isn't the only one, I see it with Logitech and other similar companies. At least with Logitech, if you go to the downloads for your specific device it only lists the utilities that actually work. The utility may be old but at least you know it "should" work. I'm one of those use it until it won't work anymore type of guys, especially it its something I really like. I've gone though this scenario several times where the older device doesn't work the way you want it to on a new OS. Once upon a time a mouse was a mouse and it just worked.
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