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Mouse with PS/2 interface

by gauti05 / October 20, 2011 12:38 AM PDT

i bought a mouse with PS/2 interface,but my laptop having Windows 7(64-bit) has only USB ports.
Whether i will be able to use the mouse using PS/2 to USB adapter,since details of mouse say that it is compatible with Windows 7(32-bit).
Please clear the doubt about 64-bit problem,whether this things matter in hardwares

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I've used those.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2011 4:17 AM PDT
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Re: mouse
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 20, 2011 12:54 AM PDT

I only know adapters the other way (from a USB-mouse to PS/2). So I would return this mouse to the shop and change it for one that you can use.

The difference between 32 and 64 bit OS'es isn't important, in principle. But some mice come with software to enhance their functionality. Be sure that software runs on Window 7 64 bit. I think that at least 40% of all Windows 7PC's and laptops have the 64-bit version installed, so I expect most mouse makers to have their software ready for that.

Kees

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Go USB
by Willy / October 20, 2011 3:54 AM PDT

For the cost involved you would be better served just buying an USB mouse. Also, because of the 64-bit OS that adapter would have to be capable of its use. Here again, you head that off by using an USB mouse.

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