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Two weeks ago, I installed Windows 2000 Professional. Everything works, but the mouse wheel does not work as expected. In web browsers like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox it goes back a web page when the mouse wheel is turned fast. Also it does the same when a I carefully move the mouse wheel. No, I do not have any special software install that changes how the mouse wheel works. In Linux, it does the same thing. I used the xev utility to check the keycodes and it prints out mouse button 9 and 10 even though it is only a 5 button mouse. Like always Linux provides ways to fix almost everything. I added Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 4 5" to /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the input section for my mouse. It fixes the problem, but I can not find a way in Windows other than disconnecting the mouse and connect it directly to the PS/2 connector instead of the KVM switch. The mouse is an Logitech MX300 connected to a IOGEAR Miniview 4-port PS/2 KVM switch. I have tried installing Logitech's software and that did not work. I tried Microsoft suggested fixes, but they did not work too.
Does anybody know a way to tell Windows to ignore certain mouse buttons, but the mouse wheel have to work.
Windows XP needs to be activated first. Windows 2000 does not. I have Windows XP and only use it in VMware. If I install Windows XP again, the first installation will become deactivated. However, I like Windows 2000 better and its not old school. Windows XP is too bloated and it is too picky with hardware setup.
I found a way to fix my problem, but I will be posting it soon.
After intensive testing, found out that turning off "fast initializing" in the mouse propertise fixes my problem. However, mouse takes a few moments to respond after quiting from a game that is shown in fullscreen.
I flavor Linux because it does a better job with KVM switches.
Originally Posted by slantoflight
windows xp is 2000. more or less. plus some consumer bullshit.
They can even use each others drivers interchangably. XP is only one year newer than 2000 besides. Not that you would judge an operating system purely on age. But XP is a moderate update at best.
It is better for games, multimedia. I'll give it that.
Windows XP is not better than Windows 2000. Both are equal.