Manufacturer: Microsoft Phillips
Caution Level: Safe
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Operating System: Windows ME,Windows 2000,Windows NT,Windows XP,Windows XP64,Windows 98,Windows Vista x64
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.2600.0 / 19 Feb 2008
A mouse device is one of the most used desktop and laptop computer peripherals. A mouse device is a kind of pointing device which operates by detecting two dimensional motions. Users usually hold this device under the hand. This device can be connected through USB or PS/2 ports. This contains two or more buttons (normally three) the left button, right button and, on the center, a scroll button. The scroll key may also be known as a wheel that is enabled to perform various system dependent operations like scrolling or adding control or dimensional input. Technically speaking, the mouse mimics and converts movements of a pointer on a display in order to manage control of a Graphical User Interface. Stanford Research Institute created the term mouse mainly because the device has a tail attached to its back end (mouse cord). The first mouse device was used with the Xerox 8010 Star Information System in the year 1981.
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Technically, the components of standard mouse device include a ball, 2 rollers, shaft, an infrared sensor and LED, and a processor chip. Nowadays mouse devices like the Forward USB K/B with PS/2 Mouse make use of the USB and the PS/2 connections. The PS/2 connector is used mainly for connecting devices such as keyboards and mice to PC compatible computer systems. Many of today’s computer peripherals make use of the faster USB port however. The USB (Universal Serial Bus) technology offers faster connection than other connections like the serial and parallel ports. The Forward USB K/B with PS/2 Mouse comes in a software package that is compatible with the following operating systems: Windows ME,Windows 2000,Windows NT,Windows XP,Windows XP64,Windows 98, and Windows Vista x64. The latest version of this mouse driver is version 5.1.2600.0. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Forward USB K/B with PS/2 Mouse errors before installing any driver updates.