Do I need mouse drivers?
Today'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.
- Getting the mouse to work in MS-DOS.
- If you have a standard mouse that is not working see the mouse help page for additional troubleshooting steps in finding out the problem.
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.
- See our mouse definition for further information and related links on this term.