[time-nuts] Thunderbolt and Windows XP

Didier Juges didier at cox.net
Sun Jun 15 15:33:24 EDT 2008


See this method which works well under XP:

http://www.ko4bb.com/cgi-bin/wiki/save.cgi?DisableSerialMouseDriver

Didier KO4BB 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com 
> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of David C. Partridge
> Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 1:53 PM
> To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'
> Subject: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt and Windows XP
> 
> Windows XP gets mighty confused by a TB connected to a serial 
> port and installs the MS Ball-Point Mouse driver and tries to 
> interpret the packet from the TB as mouse commands - just go 
> into device manager and disable the MS Ball-Point Mouse!
> 
> The TB also confuses the heck out of Acronis bootable 
> utilities - they also
> see it as a rodent.   I now unplug the serial cable to the TB 
> when I need to
> use these.
> 
> Thought this information might help someone.
> 
> Cheers
> Dave
> 
> 
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