Do I need mouse drivers?

Updated: 05/05/2017 by Computer Hope


Computer MouseToday's operating systems no longer require drivers for standard mouse interoperability. If your computer has a standard one or two button mouse and you are using a current version of your operating system, you do not need to install any special drivers to use your mouse.


Although drivers are not necessary, if you have a mouse with additional features, e.g. extra buttons, trackball, or other special features. You need to download the software for that mouse for all the features to work and be changed.


Additional information

  • See our mouse definition for further information and related links on this term.