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MICROSOFT MOUSE RELEASE NOTES (software version 8.20)
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1992

This document contains information that supplements the
"Microsoft Mouse User's Guide" and accompanying software.


I. Setting the Environment Variable
II. Using the Mouse Control Panel in Windows
III. Using High or Expanded Memory with MS-DOS 5.0
IV. Using the Mouse with Win 2.X
V. Installing an OS/2 Mouse Driver
(OS/2 versions 1.2 and 1.3 only)
VI. Using the MOUSEPWR Feature



If the MOUSE.INI file is not in the same directory as the mouse
driver, an MS-DOS environment variable is set to point to the file's
location. Usually the Setup program does this automatically by
installing a line similar to the following one in your

set mouse=c:\mouse

If necessary, you can add this line yourself; or you can modify
it if you move the MOUSE.INI file to a different directory.

Note: The mouse device driver MOUSE.SYS does not access the
MOUSE.INI file if it is not in the same dirctory. If your system
uses MOUSE.SYS and the MOUSE.INI file is not in the same directory,
you cannot save changes to MOUSE.INI.



The mouse setup program installs a mouse group, which includes
the Mouse Control Panel, into the Windows Program Manager
(version 3.0 and later). The group also contains this README file.

In Windows 3.10, Setup also integrates the Mouse Control Panel
into the Windows Control Panel. Both Mouse Control Panels function
exactly the same.

If you wish, you can delete the mouse group from the Windows 3.10
Program Manager after you have read this README file. You can
then use the Mouse Control Panel located in the Windows Control
Panel to customize your mouse.



The /U or /E mouse command-line switches are no longer supported.
Instead, use the loadhigh or devicehigh commands in MS-DOS 5.0 to
load the mouse driver into high or expanded memory. For more
information, see the Microsoft MS-DOS Operating System version
5.0 User's Guide and Reference.



To use your mouse with Windows version 2.X, you must reinstall
your version of Windows using the installation software provided
with it. Windows 2.X mouse support is provided by the driver file
WIN2MOU.DRV. This file is supplied on the mouse Setup disk
in uncompressed format.

To install for Windows 2.X:

1. Using your Windows installation disks, type


2. When you are asked to review your display adapter, keyboard,
and mouse or pointing device, select Microsoft Mouse and press

3. From the list of pointing devices, select Other (at the
bottom of the list) and press ENTER.

4. Insert the mouse Setup disk in drive A and press ENTER.

5. Select Windows 2.X Microsoft Mouse (the Windows 2.X
mouse driver on the disk) and press ENTER.

6. Choose No Change and press ENTER to continue with
Windows Setup.

7. Finish setting up Windows by following the instructions on
your screen.


(OS/2 versions 1.2 and 1.3 only)

This release includes the following Microsoft OS/2 Mouse driver:

OS2MOUSE.SYS for OS/2 version 1.2 and 1.3

This driver works with the following pointing devices:

Microsoft Serial-PS/2 Mouse
Microsoft Bus (Inport) Mouse
Microsoft BallPoint Mouse

You do not need a separate driver for each type of mouse.
You must install the OS/2 mouse driver manually.

To install the OS/2 mouse driver:
(The following procedure assumes your device drivers
are in directory C:\OS2.)

1. Copy OS2MOUSE.SYS to C:\OS2.

2. Edit your CONFIG.SYS file to remove the line that points
to your current mouse driver. This line will vary according
to the type of mouse installed, but it will be similar to this:

DEVICE=C:\OS2\IBMMOU1.SYS (remove this line)

3. If you are using OS/2 version 1.2, you must also remove
the line that includes MOUSE.SYS. This line will vary according
to the type of mouse installed, but it will be similar to this:

DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS TYPE=MSSER$ (remove this line)

4. Insert the following line in your CONFIG.SYS file:


5. Save these changes and restart your computer.



Some laptops have the capability to go into a sleep mode to
conserve power when not being used. If your laptop has this
capability (laptop SL systems), you may want to use the
MOUSEPWR feature, which is included on the mouse Setup
disk. MOUSEPWR restores presleep mode settings of the mouse
when you resume work on the laptop.

It's not necessary to use MOUSEPWR if your system has Advanced
Power Management (APM). However, the MOUSEPWR feature requires
very little memory (976 bytes) and won't conflict with APM if both
are loaded on your system.

The MOUSEPWR feature is not automatically copied during the
mouse setup program. Use the MS-DOS copy command to load
MOUSEPWR.COM to your system. The MOUSEPWR feature must
be loaded at the MS-DOS prompt only (not in Windows).

If you decide to load MOUSEPWR to your system, add it to your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that it conveniently loads each time you
turn your system on. For example, if MOUSEPWR is in the root
directory, add the following line to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:


Otherwise, you'll need to load MOUSEPWR manually each time you
want to use it. For example, type the following line at the MS-DOS
prompt to load the MOUSEPWR feature:


where 'mouse' is the directory containing the MOUSEPWR.COM file.


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Archive   : MOUSE820.ZIP
Filename : README.TXT

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