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Windows 7: mouse brand recommendation needed

19 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
mouse brand recommendation needed

I used to use an HP mouse, simple 3-button optical with scroll wheel, that was perfect even with the default Windows mouse drivers, until the left button went bad. I picked up what Walmart had- a Logitech M100.

This has driven me up the wall since I started using it.

It is useless with default MS drivers and the Logitech setpoint thing is annoying as can be. I can never get things set up the way I like them. It's either too slow or too fast no matter what, even with mouse acceleration on the pointer still never feels right. I have to check the option to disable acceleration in games otherwise the mouse zooms everywhere, and then it still acts slow. I had to crank in-game mouse speed settings up quite high to get the mouse to do anything useful and it still feels sluggish. And to just be even more annoying, Setpoint has trouble determining what is an actual GAME and programs like Photoshop activate game mode so I get a mouse that's slow as a snail.

Now I have that HP mouse somewhere, if I can dig it out to get the model ID I'll buy another of that if they're still for sale anywhere, otherwise, can anyone suggest a good $10-$15 USB mouse that isn't going to frustrate me to no end? I don't need some expensive gaming mouse, just a basic desktop PC mouse, preferably one that runs well on the MS drivers.

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19 Feb 2015   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I use the Logitech M100 with no issues at all on Windows 7 Home Premium. I don't game, so can't comment on that.

I also like the Microsoft 4YH-00006 "basic optical mouse for business". It's white, but I think the 4YH-0005 model is black and identical. These Microsofts have a taper in the middle that you don't see on the Logitech M100. Length and weight is about the same.

The 4YH-0006 is 4.5 inches by 2.2 inches, tapering at the narrowest point to 2.0 inches. Shown on base as "version 2.0"; "MSK-1113B"' "Model 1113"; Part Number X821908-001.

All of the above have cords between 5'9" and 6'0" and all are cheap--10 or 12 bucks. All are wired optical with a scroll wheel.

You have to be careful. Some mice have shorter cords and some are smaller and might be more suitable for smallish hands.

The Microsoft 200, part number 6JH-00001 is grey, but it's a bit small. Might be OK for some.
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19 Feb 2015   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I just purchased a red dragon perdition at amazon 39us for 100us mouse wired of course I do not like wireless items,
Although I'm not a gamer I find it very useful with all of the shortcut buttons for easy configuring for common tasks,

It was funny when I first plugged it in so it does not go well with Microsoft drivers but it's utility is pretty cool and very adjustable and all extra buttons can be disabled not to mention a darn good deal.

If you want a good mouse they are usually gaming mice they usually just need a little getting used to :/
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19 Feb 2015   #4

Win7 Pro 32bit

I have used Microsoft wired mice since 2001. They're comfortable, long-lasting, and well worth a few extra bucks. Strongly recommended.
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