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Windows 7: WiN 7 is making my mouse sick?

17 Sep 2013   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
WiN 7 is making my mouse sick?

Hi all. The mouse is very hesitant 90% of time, hard to highlite stuff, not moving across screen obediently as it should etc. Something is wrong.

I have swapped the mouses from PC to PC. It's to do with WIN7 - not the mouse itself.

On the old XP I'd whip out a Reg. tool like PC Tune Up or JV16 but you guys have virtually banned them from WIN 7.

So where do I start?


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17 Sep 2013   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

According to your System Specs you are using a Logitech mouse. Go to Logitech on the web & see if there is an update for your mouse, also as you seem to be using Win 7 x64 be sure to get the 64 bit drivers for your mouse if they are available.
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17 Sep 2013   #3
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hey AaLF

Try this: Optimize Windows 7

Previous or current program installs may somehow be interfering with your machine. This is often more true for AntiVirus softwares. Have you uninstalled past AVs, and what is your current one?
Was there a specific occurrence that began your problem?

Do you have all [important] windows updates installed?
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18 Sep 2013   #4
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

oh-oh. Been experimenting with AVs this week................ Haven't started on that optimize list....looks painful (as AaLF glances over towards his trusty old XP MD, JV16 powertools.)

For sure its AV distorted. Is there a SHORTCUT TO A HEALTHY MOUSE?
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18 Sep 2013   #5
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I recommend not using optimizing installations for 7. XP needed it (was a very old OS). 7 usually encounters more problems when you do. All you need to do is treat it right. For every AV you installed, find a removal tool to make sure it is completely removed from your system. Alternatively, you could reinstall each AV one at a time and remove them with Revo uninstaller free: Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problemsDownload Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Most likely, it is nothing to do with your actual mouse, but some of the programs installed (past and present). If you like to optimize, that exhaustive list is the only one I'd use. Let me know if my suggestions help your computer run faster (mostly speaking about removing the AVS). Do always keep a single AV installed on your system to prevent malware. Cheers!
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19 Sep 2013   #6
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

All is well. The AVs being installed & unistalled made it giddy. All is well now.
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19 Sep 2013   #7
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Great!
Thanks for posting back and letting us know. Take care!
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01 Oct 2013   #8
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm back. Checked with my wife. The mouse is still a pain. I've swapped mouse. no difference. The annoyance is:
hard to highlight text for copy/pasting. The blue highlite bar wont behave. Can't seem to grasp all the text. And it keeps moving with dragging.

I tried it myself. how frustrating. Felt like throwing the mouse out the window. It's gotten so annoying there are calls for a re-format. And you know what that means - I'll have to do it.
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02 Oct 2013   #9
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Mate, it shouldn't be the mouse. Likely some software installed on the computer. Sometimes, mice come with drivers (on a CD). You can try installing that, or going online to the manufacturer's website for more up-to-date drivers for the mouse. I don't think this will solve the problem, as windows comes with built-in drivers for any general mouse that work just as well.

You've checked for any viruses, you uninstalled all previous AVs completely, and have only 1 currently running. You should try looking through some of the programs you have installed and report any ones that are suspicious. Toolbars, scanners, or programs that you didn't want or don't remember installing. Also programs that you don't use. Uninstall all these, but don't uninstall any updates or drivers that may be listed there. Have any questions, I'll help ya out.

Refine your problem: is your problem that the mouse gets jumpy, or that it deselects a part of text that you had already selected? be exact so that I can lead you true. Does this happen in a particular program, or is it happening on your internet browser as well?

I wouldn't reformat just yet, but up to you.

If the mice are laser mice, they should be fine. If they are Mechanical mice (with a ball), they may need to be cleaned. If the mouse is jumpy, the dpi setting may need to be changed. You can usually access this from the driver software installed via the CD or online at the manufacturer's website. If you need help locating it, let me know. If it is a Microsoft mouse, there is a software bundle for such a mouse, or multiple mice: Download Microsoft IntelliPoint 8.2 Mouse Software for Windows - 64 bit from Official Microsoft Download Center
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02 Oct 2013   #10
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Try following some of these: Can't Get Mouse Pointer to Highlight | eHow
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