Mouse issues with Virtual PC

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Dave Harper, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Dave Harper

    Dave Harper Guest

    I recently put together a Windows 7 PC (64 bit) and have installed Virtual PC
    so that I can run a couple of vital applications that previously did not run
    correctly even in XP compatibility mode. Both work correctly if I start
    Windows XP Mode and then start the application within that window. However,
    if I start the application by selecting it from the Windows XP Mode
    Applications entry in the Windows 7 start menu, then the mouse no longer
    operates correctly. When I select a pulldown menu with the left mouse button,
    the menu is displayed only as long as I do not move the mouse cursor into the
    menu - once I do, the menu disappears. I have found that I can keep the menu
    displayed as long as I keep the left mouse button pressed while moving the
    mouse cursor. Similar operation for the right mouse button and context
    menus. However, for the right mouse button, the menu seems to appear on the
    button release rather than the button press so the trick of holding the
    button down does not work. Since both of these applications make extensive
    use of context menus in their operation, the only way I can run them right
    now is to run the Virtual XP Mode window and run them from within that.

    I've experimented with different mice and different drivers but the results
    are always the same. Anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this
    bizarre behavior?

    Dave Harper, Mar 29, 2010
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    Dave Harper Guest

    Just an update - I had been using Logitech mice. Thinking that maybe the
    problem might have to do with outdated drivers that didn't play nice with
    virtual applications running under Windows 7, I deleted the Logitech drivers
    and application and installed a Microsoft mouse (D1T-00002). This is a four
    button mouse that is Windows 7 compatible. I downloaded and installed the
    latest 64-bit drivers but unfortunately, the mouse operates exactly the same
    as the old Logitech mice did.

    Still hoping that someone has some ideas on this.

    Dave Harper, Mar 31, 2010
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    Beth Guest

    I am having the exact same problem but I have found I can use the up/down
    arrows to select from pull-down menus but really need the mouse to work.
    It must be a bug in XP Mode but if anyone has a workaround it really help.
    Beth, Apr 21, 2010
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