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#1 6 years ago

I'm sorta getting back into gaming, after a reformat and fresh instal. I use a logitech mx500 mouse (8 buttons) which suits me as I have these extra buttons programed for functions (alt fire, grenades, etc)

My issue is that I can't install the drivers for the mouse (I have a media-keyboard, which installed no problem)...and because of this, the extra buttons can't be used or programed.

Do any of you tech-savvy persons know of a way to remove all traces of mouse drivers so that I can install from the disc?




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#2 6 years ago

I don't think there are any driver cleaners for mice, but you could try to use a registry cleaner like CCleaner. This will remove some broken registry entries. You should back up your registry though.




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#3 6 years ago

Never thought of that, will give it a whirl




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#4 6 years ago

Let me first say that although it's humorous, yours is the only avatar I have to scroll past to keep from being repulsed by it when reading your posts Hfx. :uhm:

As for the topic at hand, you gave everything but the most pertinent info, the OS you're using. I have the MX500 too, and although it's still working fine and a great mouse, the only buttons I can use other than LB/RB are the thumb and scroll ones. They're the only ones recognized in games.

The problem is Logitech never went the extra mile to make a fully functioning driver for Vista or W7. Instead they try and impress by saying you don't have to install the driver because it's included in the OS database, but it's no better than a crappy generic mouse driver really.

I guess Logitech figured if the driver included in the OS so much as offered the use two thumb buttons, which aren't even recognized in all games, it would be close enough to a dedicated control panel for programming ALL the buttons, but it's far from it. I miss being able to use the button in front of the scroll wheel for grenades.

The XP driver will install on W7 in compatibility mode with full button programming GUI for the MX500, but I wound up getting blue screen errors and decided to forego it. I had the same problem with my M-Audio Revo 5.1 sound card, it worked fine on XP, but Vista and W7 lack proper drivers to use all the GUI features, and I got much lower volume too.

There might be a way if one were tech savvy enough to completely remove the MX500 driver included in the Vista/W7 databases, but I'm not sure that's what's causing the errors, and as invasive as W7's auto driver installing is, I'd worry it might cause problems.

Nvidia are the only ones I've seen making a driver installer that can circumvent W7's invasive auto driver installing without a lengthy two step process, for instance like Realtek does, removing the driver, rebooting, then installing the new one AFTER W7 auto installs one.




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#5 6 years ago

MrFancypants;5607662I don't think there are any driver cleaners for mice, but you could try to use a registry cleaner like CCleaner. This will remove some broken registry entries. You shold back up your registry though.[/QUOTE]Sadly, no go.

>Omen<;5607700Let me first say that although it's humorous, yours is the only avatar I have to scroll past to keep from being repulsed by it when reading your posts Hfx. :uhm:

It's ok...the Hoff luvs ya anyways

[QUOTE=>Omen<;5607700]As for the topic at hand, you gave everything but the most pertinent info, the OS you're using. I have the MX500 too, and although it's still working fine and a great mouse, the only buttons I can use other than LB/RB are the thumb and scroll ones. They're the only ones recognized in games.

The problem is Logitech never went the extra mile to make a fully functioning driver for Vista or W7. Instead they try and impress by saying you don't have to install the driver because it's included in the OS database, but it's no better than a crappy generic mouse driver really.

I guess Logitech figured if the driver included in the OS so much as offered the use two thumb buttons, which aren't even recognized in all games, it would be close enough to a dedicated control panel for programming ALL the buttons, but it's far from it. I miss being able to use the button in front of the scroll wheel for grenades.

The XP driver will install on W7 in compatibility mode with full button programming GUI for the MX500, but I wound up getting blue screen errors and decided to forego it. I had the same problem with my M-Audio Revo 5.1 sound card, it worked fine on XP, but Vista and W7 lack proper drivers to use all the GUI features, and I got much lower volume too.

There might be a way if one were tech savvy enough to completely remove the MX500 driver included in the Vista/W7 databases, but I'm not sure that's what's causing the errors, and as invasive as W7's auto driver installing is, I'd worry it might cause problems.

Nvidia are the only ones I've seen making a driver installer that can circumvent W7's invasive auto driver installing without a lengthy two step process, for instance like Realtek does, removing the driver, rebooting, then installing the new one AFTER W7 auto installs one.

Sorry, I have XP on my gaming computer. The problem is, after I reformatted & reinstalled, windows installed the mouse driver, which happens to be a newer version then whats on my disc (which is odd that the newer version doesn't have the functionality that the original driver does) I used to be able to re-program all the buttons on my mouse, but now, the only ones that have a use, like yours, is the LB & RB.

I've tried everything to install the media mouse drivers (which go hand in hand with the keyboard driver) but nothing seems to work...




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#6 6 years ago
Hfx-Rebel;5610427...I have XP on my gaming computer. The problem is, after I reformatted & reinstalled, windows installed the mouse driver, which happens to be a newer version then whats on my disc (which is odd that the newer version doesn't have the functionality that the original driver does) I used to be able to re-program all the buttons on my mouse, but now, the only ones that have a use, like yours, is the LB & RB.

Not surprising really, since A) Logitech was so willing to dumb down the Vista and W7 drivers, and B) XP is on it way out. Even when I was still using it, XP's support was starting to wane.

We have to face the fact that both XP and the MX500 are fairly old products now.

And I'm not so sure David would agree that your pic is a good representation of him, as if he himself should be insulted or not by what I said earlier. LOL




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#7 6 years ago

If Windows XP installed a "newer" driver, it's almost gauranteed just a generic one, AFAIK XP doesn't auto-install drivers like Vista and 7 do.