Dec 142017
 
This is a patch for the Microsoft Mouse Driver version 9. Without this patch you may get an error message using this driver and Mosaic or other win32s 32-bit applications.
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This is a patch for the Microsoft Mouse Driver version 9. Without this patch you may get an error message using this driver and Mosaic or other win32s 32-bit applications.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
POINTER.DLL 29984 10724 deflated
README.TXT 4533 1691 deflated

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Contents of the README.TXT file


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Microsoft(R) Product Support Services Application Note (Text File)
HD1061: UPDATED POINTER.DLL CORRECTS GP FAULT
WITH WIN32(R) APPLICATIONS
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Revision Date: 8/94
1 Disk Included

The following information applies to Microsoft Mouse Driver,
version 9.01.

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INTRODUCTION
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When you start a Win32-based application using Win32s(TM) under
Windows(TM) 3.1 or 3.11 or Windows for Workgroups, you may receive a
general protection (GP) fault in POINTER.DLL caused by the Microsoft
Mouse driver 9.01 GROWSTUB component.

CORRECTING THE PROBLEM
======================

To correct this problem, do one of the following:

- Remove POINTER.EXE from the load= line in the WIN.INI file and then
restart Windows.

-or-

- Upgrade to the Microsoft Mouse IntelliPoint software version 1.0.
For information about obtaining this upgrade, call the Microsoft
Sales Information Center at (800) 426-9400. There is a charge for
this upgrade.

-or-

- Install the Microsoft Mouse driver version 9.01b POINTER.DLL file
included with this Application Note.

The 9.01b POINTER.DLL file does not include any new functionality. It
prevents the GP fault by removing some of the software functionality
of the 9.01 driver (such as large pointer size and the Snap-to
feature) when you are using the mouse in a Win32 application. This
version of POINTER.DLL works with the 9.01 driver only; it generates
various error messages when used with other versions.

To install the 9.01b POINTER.DLL
--------------------------------

1. Quit Windows or Windows for Workgroups.

2. Make a backup copy of the currently installed POINTER.DLL file by
typing the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and then pressing
ENTER

ren :\pointer.dll pointer.old

where : is the location of your Microsoft Mouse files.

For example, if your Microsoft Mouse files are installed in your
C:\WINDOWS directory, type the following at the MS-DOS command
prompt and then press ENTER:

ren c:\windows\pointer.dll pointer.old

3. Insert the enclosed HD1061 disk in the appropriate floppy disk
drive.

4. To copy the file to the directory containing your Microsoft Mouse
files, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and then
press ENTER

copy :\pointer.dll

where is the floppy disk drive containing the HD1061 disk
and is the drive and directory containing your
Microsoft Mouse files.

For example, if the HD1061 disk is in drive A and your Microsoft
Mouse files are in C:\WINDOWS, type the following at the MS-DOS
command prompt and then press ENTER:

copy a:\pointer.dll c:\windows


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