[time-nuts] Serial Ballpoint issue again

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at burnicki.net
Tue Aug 11 12:24:48 EDT 2015

David C. Partridge wrote:
> I just installed Windows 10 (yes I know how rash), and now my Thunderbolt is
> being detected as a Microsoft Serial Ballpoint Mouse (yes, just like before
> inder Windows 7).  I had set something up on Windows 7 in the boot.ini to
> stop this, but for the life on me I can't remember what it was.
> Please could someone who's got this setup on Windows 7 remind me what the
> magic incantionation is.

The boot option /NoSerialMice should do the trick. See:

However, unklike mentioned in the above article, you can't just edit a
boot.ini file in current Windows versions. Instead you have to run the
bcdedit utility shipped with Windows. See:

Haven't tried this under Windows 10, yet, but hope it still works.


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