Try using the mouse on other laptop to see whether your mouse has any problem. If yes, its time to change a new mouse if no just plug in your mouse to the laptop you want to use. To use a mouse you need not install anything. Just make sure all your drivers are updated just in case.
Haha, thanks Bal for reminding me. It seems like i copy and pasted the link to the wrong thread. Because there is another poster here using a normal mouse but cannot use it. The computer don't seem to recognise it. now i know what a joker i am. back to this thread, how is it going java. What is your progress now, we need to know? Thanks.
Sorry for the late reply... I thought that I would let this thread sit on the back burner for a while.
I have already tried my mouse with my *old* laptop (1999?) I'm running Windows ME on it---It does not work (I actually permanantly disabled my onboard touchpad on the laptop too! Now I must use my laser mouse to use a mouse!)
However! the mouse works great under DOS and Windows 3.1 (both of which I run at home) so I think that I'll use the mouse for Windows 3.1.
I won't close this thread yet, but I will soon.
Thanks for your help!
P.S: Bal, the link you posted is to Logitech's Mouseware 9.80 program (which I tried with no luck) thanks though! (That program is supposed to find thae mouse but it seems I discovered that the mouse is detected as a MODEM under Windows XP! Why?...it's a mouse for pete's sake not a modem!)
I did not reply for weeks...
I meant to mark this as 'solved' but I kept on forgetting to...
(I don't want to wait for my dial-up to load the page)
But here I am!
I'll try to be online more.
Anyway, according to my computer tech. teacher Windows XP and up don't support serial mice anymore which explains alot of things...
I decided to use the serial mouse just for Windows 3.1. The only thing left to do is to soldier in my LED into the mouse (I've done this before at school just I don't have a soldiering iron yet...)
Sorry for the late reply and thanks to everyone for their help!
End result use new devices for *new* operating systems.