Category: Input Device
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 370.0 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.2600.0 / 01 Jan 2001
The Microsoft BallPoint serial mouse is a type of input device that allows the computer user to navigate the various menu options of the installed software applications. It also delivers the interface that will provide the interaction between the host operating system environment and the computer user. By using this hardware component the computer user can perform various actions like launching, closing, minimizing, and restoring various elements of the operating system environment. The Microsoft BallPoint serial mouse like most mouse pointing device also provides the computer user with a sense of direction on his location on the desktop or work area of the active software application. The interface that is provided by this hardware component with the help of its associated device driver is considered easier compared to invoking commands from the keyboard input device. The deployment of this hardware component is intended to take advantage of the advances in graphical user interface based operating system platforms.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The primary role of the device driver is to activate the supported hardware component and make its feature sets readily available to the host computer system and its installed software applications. Aside from this function the device driver of the Microsoft BallPoint serial mouse is also partly responsible for providing the software interface that allows the computer user to calibrate and reconfigure the default attributes of the device. The computer user can utilize the software interface to make the necessary adjustments on the device settings which affects its behavior at runtime. The device driver for the Microsoft BallPoint serial mouse also supports the execution of a Mouse Management utility which is a proprietary tool that is incorporated into the control panel applet of the underlying operating system environment. Installation of these bundled tools and utilities are normally done simultaneous to the extraction of the manufacturer provided device driver into the host machine. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Microsoft BallPoint serial mouse errors before installing any driver updates.