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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
10/04/03: Microsoft Intellimouse Driver
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You once talked me into getting an Intellimouse Explorer
mouse and warned me that eventually the cable would break.
After about 3 years of heavy use it did. My grandson
shortened the cable a foot and soldered the new ends into
the mouse and for now it works. However, it definitely
reminded me that about 2 years ago I had picked up a
wireless version of that mouse when it was on sale at
Staples. Unfortunately it was in a big, huge and klutzy box,
which I promptly used for fire starter. The driver CD got
lost in the meantime. Where do I find the drivers?
The drivers are at http://microsoft.com/mouse
You don't even have to save them onto your computer.
Just select the right mouse and Windows version and
language, then chose OPEN. That will install the driver.
After that, unplug the old mouse and plug in the receiver
of the new mouse, and it works without even rebooting.
Yeah, I had done the same. Bought the wireless version on
one of my travels, promptly threw away the huge, near
empty box, and heaved the mouse in with my dirty laundry
that I keep mailing home, so that I can travel light and slip
through customs easily. By the time I get home, my laundry
and souvenirs are already there and waiting for me.
The wireless Intellimouse Explorer sure is a treat to use!
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