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Windows 7: Windows 7 Mouse disappears in Dual Boot System

01 May 2018   #1
Bithawk

windows 7,32bit
 
 
Windows 7 Mouse disappears in Dual Boot System

I was unsure if this is the correct forum but the mouse driver for Windows 7 is my main issue.

After successfully installing Windows 10 pro on an adjacent partition and setting up the Windows 10 dual boot manager, the mouse stops working in Windows 7. It actually disappears from the device list. I have been struggling with this for over a week and here are my actions:
Did a full chkdsk /r...C:\ drive no problems found.
Did sfc /scannow(as admin)...no bad files found.
Ran AVG-IS deep scan...no threats found.
Ran Malwarebytes full scan...no threats found.
Booted into Safe Mode and reinstalled driver for mouse...all working properly in properties.
Discovered there were no restore points to go back to, restore had been disabled.
Disabled device signiture in Windows 7 boot options.
Tried all other USB ports and changed the mouse out physically, no change.
Disabled fastboot in the UEFI BIOS...no change.
Disabled fast startup in Windows 10...no change.
I do have a Windows Image BU as last resort but many of the applications will be lost and I am not sure the restore will work since I re-partitioned the C: drive to make room for Windows 10. Can anyone offer a better solution?


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02 May 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I believe your motherboard has PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports. Try using a PS/2 mouse. You may find better success with a PS/2 mouse than with a USB mouse. Keep in mind that the computer must be powered off before you either plug in or unplug a PS/2 mouse (or keyboard).

Here are some examples of PS/2 mice:
https://www.amazon.com/Mice-PS-2-Key...n%3A6158677011

Make sure that the mouse specs say specifically that it is a PS/2 mouse.
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