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Windows 7: What driver is Windows 7 insatlling automatically?

15 Apr 2010   #1
Anomaly

Windows 7
 
 
What driver is Windows 7 insatlling automatically?

I have a Logitech mouse. 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. The thing is whenever I plug in the USB reciever a message appears in the system area of the Task Bar saying that drivers are being installed. It does this again if I unplug the USB reciever and plug it in again. So what is being installed and why does it do it everytime I plug the reciever in? I would think once would be all thats needed. Thanks


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15 Apr 2010   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

It's probably a generic USB driver for the bluetooth function. If I understand bluetooth correctly, there is an auto negotiation setup to register the device being used (your mouse). If it were a wired mouse, plugging it in once would install the driver and that would be it, even if you removed it and plugged into the port again. As long as it's the same port. I swapped my keyboard and mouse USB ports once by mistake, and the drivers just reloaded and hooked themselves back up to the Logitech Setpoint drivers. I didn't have to reload the keyboard/mouse drivers again, but Windows installs a USB driver like a connector to the KB/mouse driver.

I hope that makes more sense than I think it does.
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15 Apr 2010   #3
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

In other words if you don't want it to install drivers each and every time you connect, you need to install the logitech drivers.
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16 Apr 2010   #4
Anomaly

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
It's probably a generic USB driver for the bluetooth function. If I understand bluetooth correctly, there is an auto negotiation setup to register the device being used (your mouse). If it were a wired mouse, plugging it in once would install the driver and that would be it, even if you removed it and plugged into the port again. As long as it's the same port. I swapped my keyboard and mouse USB ports once by mistake, and the drivers just reloaded and hooked themselves back up to the Logitech Setpoint drivers. I didn't have to reload the keyboard/mouse drivers again, but Windows installs a USB driver like a connector to the KB/mouse driver.

I hope that makes more sense than I think it does.
The mouse isn't bluetooth.

Each time it installs is it just over writing the previous install or adding another?
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16 Apr 2010   #5
Anomaly

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
In other words if you don't want it to install drivers each and every time you connect, you need to install the logitech drivers.
One area than XP beats Windows 7 than because this wasn't an issue with XP. I never installed the Logitech drivers and the mouse just worked without XP repeatedly installing drivers.
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16 Apr 2010   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anomaly View Post
The thing is whenever I plug in the USB reciever a message appears in the system area of the Task Bar saying that drivers are being installed. It does this again if I unplug the USB reciever and plug it in again. So what is being installed and why does it do it everytime I plug the reciever in? I would think once would be all thats needed. Thanks
Is it the same USB slot every time?
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16 Apr 2010   #7
Anomaly

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anomaly View Post
The thing is whenever I plug in the USB reciever a message appears in the system area of the Task Bar saying that drivers are being installed. It does this again if I unplug the USB reciever and plug it in again. So what is being installed and why does it do it everytime I plug the reciever in? I would think once would be all thats needed. Thanks
Is it the same USB slot every time?
Two slots I use out of a possible six for the mouse.

Where can I see these drivers Device Manager?
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16 Apr 2010   #8
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anomaly View Post
The mouse isn't bluetooth.
Sorry but I was confused by this in your post:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anomaly View Post
...The thing is whenever I plug in the USB reciever...
...and I made the automatic assumption that by receiver, you meant you had a bluetooth mouse.
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16 Apr 2010   #9
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
In other words if you don't want it to install drivers each and every time you connect, you need to install the logitech drivers.
its normal if the keep plugging into a different usb port.
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17 Apr 2010   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anomaly View Post
Two slots I use out of a possible six for the mouse.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post

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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