Logitech Wheel- Driver Update

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Post by JohnT » 01/24/02, 1:09 am

Updated 1-15-02.For 2K, XP,ME and 9X......<a href="http://www.logitech.com/cf/support/mous ... m">Here</a>

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Post by JohnT » 01/24/02, 1:46 am

An excellent "MOUSDRV.TXT" read-me in the D/L. Pertaining to the mouse and the registry. Good .chm help file, for those unfamiliar with some aspects of wheels and rollers.
If someone can pull the .drv out of the .exe, let me know. The .exe is a little over 4mb's. I think the .drv would be enough, IMOH. They recommend that you not use a pre-2K .drv in 2K or XP.

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Post by Dark Shadow » 01/24/02, 6:53 am

If you use the windows update for xp windows automaticly picks up that driver if you have a compatable logitech product hooked up to your system.

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Post by JohnT » 01/24/02, 8:42 am

It's a possibility that the MS one might not be the latest build.

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Post by Dark Shadow » 01/24/02, 11:34 am

Actually it is, and it isn't an MS driver. MS simply grabs the driver and installs it for you. I know for a fact that it grabs the latest driver because as of 2 days ago my logitech driver was updated by Windows Update.

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Post by bob » 01/24/02, 11:57 am

That new webwheel feature sucks. It's a clunky interface, forcing you to take several steps to do what you could normally do with a click ot two... And note the pre-set and unalterable web pages designated as destinations in it.... I immediately set my wheel back to autoscroll after trying it.

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Post by JohnT » 01/24/02, 2:58 pm

Then I should probably start getting my drivers from MS. I wasn't aware that they had the latest builds of drivers in their updates? Sure saves a lot of time looking around for the proper driver. Thanks.

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Post by JohnT » 01/25/02, 3:32 pm

What's the life expectancy of a scroll mouse? I've had mine about a year (give or take). I think I see the wheel coming out of the bottom. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">

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Post by Dark Shadow » 01/26/02, 7:14 pm

About 1-3 years.

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Post by JohnT » 01/27/02, 3:15 am

OK, then were having a eulogy for mine. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">

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Post by Dark Shadow » 01/27/02, 6:46 pm

LOL, common, you don't have a trackball or optical one yet? They cost anyware from $5 to $70. Easy purchace that will last you for at least 6 years. By, by, ol' ball mousie. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

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Post by JohnT » 01/28/02, 1:05 am

No it's not the ball, it's the wheel. Wheels fine.

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Post by Dark Shadow » 01/28/02, 6:57 am

I've never yet had a wheel go bad on me... but then again they've only been out for a few years anyway. They get real slopply though after a while. The ones at my collage are crap but they still 'work' fine. *loves spinning them for fun when teacher is looking* <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">.

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Post by bob » 01/28/02, 7:21 am

I've still on my first Optical Mouse, and I'll never give it up. No more daily cleanings, frustrating skipping... etc. Got the TrackMan Marble trackball. And I liked it so much, I bought another for my wife.

I think the wheel's a weak point though. It's not optical, is it?

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Post by JohnT » 01/28/02, 7:41 am

No opticals. As I said ball is fine , but I think the scroll wheel might be too worn to be as effective as it should be.

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