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Solved: Kensington trackball in Vista 64 bit

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gazer, Feb 26, 2009.

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  1. Gazer

    Gazer Thread Starter

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    I am trying to get my trackball to play nice with Vista 64. While rooting around in Google for an answer I came across a post on this forum by derekge dated 5-19-07 saying he had a workaround that worked for him.

    Quote- I just installed Kensington Mouseworks 6.22 on Vista and everything went fine except on reboot Mouseworks didn't think I had a Kensington mouse plugged in.

    The fix is to look under Human Interface Devices in Device Manager upon reboot and update the driver for the mouse. Just point it to the folder where you extracted Mouseworks and it will load it up. Now you can use all the nice features. End quote. Please explain in more detail.

    He may have had the 32 bit version which does play nicer with legacy drivers.
    I have the 64 bit version of Vista and I finally got the Kensington MouseWorks 6.22 past the Windows Installer screening process, but alas no joy.:mad:
    I even uninstalled the default mouse drivers hoping a reboot would get it to recognize the trackball.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Including alternate manufacturers drivers that might work so I can reassign buttons.

    One other suggestion, if everyone who owns a Kensington K64325 Trackball would go to their website customer service and beg them for a Vista driver maybe we can brow beat them into making one.
    Thanks
    Gazer
     
  2. Gazer

    Gazer Thread Starter

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    Ok boys and girls I've found the cure, it has been tested and it is effective.
    Go to:
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=92390
    and follow the first set of instuctions if you have the 64 bit vista, no chord funtions but my primary concern was swapping button assignments. No need for Kensington's drivers or their lack of support!
    Hope it works for you.
    Gazer
     
  3. DerekC

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    Congrats on finding your solution. Glad it's working for you. Please mark your thread as solved (it makes it easier for others to find a solution if they have the same issue).

    The Button is located above your first post on the left side.
     
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