How to install Mouse drivers on Windows 10


Mouse drivers on Windows 10

On Windows 10, you can get mouse drivers from three different places:

Windows Updates: If Windows 10 detects that its generic mouse drivers are out of date, it will use Windows Update to find and install proprietary mouse drivers. Although this will be a seamless process, you may still end up with outdated and/or incompatible drivers.

Computer manufacturer website: Drivers are provided by computer manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others for the systems they sell. The best mouse driver for your system can be found and downloaded.

Mouse manufacturer’s website: You can get drivers for your Logitech mouse from the company’s official website. Regardless of which mouse you have, you can also download mouse drivers from Synaptics or Elan. Both drivers are top-notch.

Picking the right driver for your mouse

You have three choices when it comes to selecting the right driver. We recommend downloading the driver from the website of your computer’s manufacturer. Try Synaptics’ Touchpad drivers if you built the computer yourself.

Mouse drivers installed through Windows Updates may be outdated and cause additional issues.

How to install Mouse drivers on Windows 10

Install mouse drivers on Windows 10

Follow these steps to install mouse drivers on Windows 10.

  1. Download the mouse driver.
  2. Run the executable file.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions. 
  4. Restart the system once the installation is complete.

How to install Mouse drivers on Windows 10

Mouse drivers via Windows Updates

You can install mouse drivers from Windows Updates if you can’t find them anywhere else.

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Expand Mice and other pointing devices.
  3. Double-click your mouse.
  4. Go to the Drivers tab.
  5. Click Update Driver.
  6. Select Search automatically for drivers.
  7. Install any new drivers that are found.
  8. If no updates are found, click Search for updated drivers on Windows Updates.
  9. Restart the system after installing mouse drivers.

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Mouse drivers vs Touchpad drivers

Even if you get your mouse drivers from Synaptics or Elan, they are usually generic. This is due to the fact that a mouse is a generic item. Although Logitech mice are a little different, they will also work with generic drivers.

Touchpads are unique, and installing drivers for a touchpad is typically more important than installing drivers for a mouse. Installing touchpad drivers, on the other hand, can often resolve mouse-related issues.