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Windows 7: What driver is Windows 7 insatlling automatically?

17 Apr 2010   #11
Anomaly

Windows 7
 
 

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Two slots I use out of a possible six for the mouse.

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its normal if the keep plugging into a different usb port.
If you are plugging them into a different slot each time, then that is indeed normal.

However it shouldn't be the case if the exact same device is plugged into the exact same slot each time.



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Where can I see these drivers Device Manager?
They should either be under:

Device Manager> Human Interface Devices
or
Device Manger> Mice and other pointing devices

(right-click on device for properties)

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OK so if I plugged the mouse into each of my six ports than Windows would install a driver each time? Than I could plug into any of the six ports and no new driver would be installed or does a driver get installed EVERY time I change ports?

These new drivers are they over writing each other or are there separate versions listed for each time? I can only see the one driver for Mice and other pointing devices.

I don`t recall this ever happening in XP


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17 Apr 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You list no system specs. Is this a laptop or desktop?

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It does this again if I unplug the USB reciever and plug it in again.
Why are you plugging and unplugging the receiver? Is there a need to do so? And it would help if you told us what mouse this is.

FYI – I just did a small experiment by reversing my mouse and keyboard USB connections and Windows indeed gave me the” installing drivers” message for the respective ports, however no additional drivers were installed as checked through Device Manager. However swapping them back to their original position didn’t net a Installing Driver message again since these ports were already using the drivers.

So, to answer this question…

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OK so if I plugged the mouse into each of my six ports than Windows would install a driver each time? Than I could plug into any of the six ports and no new driver would be installed or does a driver get installed EVERY time I change ports?These new drivers are they over writing each other or are there separate versions listed for each time? I can only see the one driver for Mice and other pointing devices
If that port was never used, then yes. However, Windows is simply telling that port to use the existing drivers already installed on the system (my understanding). In short, no additional drivers are installed.

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I don't use the Logitech drivers because I'm happy with the default functions and have no need for the advanced functions of the Logitech driver.
Personally I’d install the "Logitech" drivers, leave the receiver plugged into one port and be done with the issue; it’s not going to hurt anything.

And again, why are you constantly removing and plugging in the receiver?
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17 Apr 2010   #13
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
FYI – I just did a small experiment by reversing my mouse and keyboard USB connections and Windows indeed gave me the” installing drivers” message for the respective ports, however no additional drivers were installed as checked through Device Manager. However swapping them back to their original position didn’t net a Installing Driver message again since these ports were already using the drivers.
I was actually thinking that something was wrong when it happened to me. Thanks for trying that out and posting. I didn't look at Device Manager when I did it, so I wasn't sure if it was a driver load, or if it was just Windows linking the USB port to that driver in a table.

Looks like it's just a linking operation, and it probably just uses the driver message to let you know something is going on. It's probably done for the 99% of users who aren't familiar with writing USB drivers, or how USB devices register with the system.
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17 Apr 2010   #14
Anomaly

Windows 7
 
 

sygnus21,

The reason the mouse receiver is not left in constantly is because this is a laptop and I do not use the mouse when using the laptop in my lap or portably. The USB receiver sticks out and is just an accident waiting to happen, (don't ask me how I know this).

I like to keep my machines minimal. I don't install anything unless I am going to use it. Keeps my machines clean and relatively problem free. The Logitech drivers are more problem than they are worth and since the default set up of the mouse is all I use I leave the drivers out. Have done it this way for years.

The mouse I am currently using is a Logitech MX 610 Laser Mouse

Logitech MX610 Laser Cordless Mouse: Introduction - Techgage

You answered the other questions for me thanks. I understand what is going on now with the driver install message.
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17 Apr 2010   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@ Mellon Head,

Yeah that experiment cleared up some confusion for me as well. And yeah, I think it's some kind of mapping/linking thing as well. I'm some someone will correct me If I'm wrong.

@ Anomaly,

Thanks for the answers. I understand and agree about the receiver being an accident waiting to happen. Since this is a laptop I wouldn't leave it in either.

As for the Logitech software, I've never had an issue with it and I've been using Logitech Mice since 1998. To each their own though.

At any rate I'm glad I was able to clear up the mystery installs issue for you.

Good luck.

Peace
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