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I have a new Dell computer, which has no PS2 port. Instead, the mouse connects by USB. For years, I've used a Fellowes #99840 touchpad mouse, but it has a PS2 plug.
I've switched to a trackball, but am having wrist problems. I'd like to go back to the fellowes touchpad mouse.
I've bought a PS2 to USB adapter, but the computer doesn't recognize the Fellowes mouse. Either I need to download a driver, or my PS2 to USB adapter isn't correct. Can you help?

Tim


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Get rid of the ps2 adaptor.

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SOURCE: I have a new Dell computer, which has no PS2 port.

No, unfortunatly there is none unless you specificaly ask Dell for a usb driver.

It's a common myth that users think USB has built in drivers in it's hardware. The only resolution to this issue is to ask the manufacturer for a new driver for this specific item to run under usb.

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