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Identify an early 90s optical mouse

Apologies if this is not the right place to ask this. When I was in high school in the early 90s (maybe 1992 or so), they took us on a field trip to what I think was a government R&D center of ...
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Why did moving the mouse cursor cause Windows 95 to run more quickly?

I was playing Hypnospace Outlaw, a game about a retro-themed OS. This OS has a peculiar behavior that when loading a webpage, wiggling the mouse cursor will load the page faster. That reminded me of ...
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How did early green PS/2 to USB mouse adapters work?

I remember when USB mouses came out those green PS/2 to USB adapters were around. (I cannot remember to have seen a purple keyboard adapter doing the same. But that doesn't mean anything.) I always ...
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Commodore Mouse not recognized by a Commodore PC30-III 286 machine

I have Commodore PC 30-III 286 machine with a serial port at the back labelled "mouse". If I plug my Commodore mouse 1900 serial mouse then execute mouse.com at the DOS prompt then I get the ...
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How did an old mouse detect if it was connected to PS/2 or USB port?

Prompted by this earlier question about USB-to-PS2 adapters, in which the answer is that the mouse figures out what it is connected to, the question arises: how do it know?
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How I can install Windows 98SE in Hyper-V, but can't run it after

Create the Gen 1 machine with less than 512MiB Ram (above requires you to put MaxFileCache=524288 and MaxPhysPage=40000 in the system.ini later). Add either a virtual or physical IDE drive (physical ...
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How did the BBC sideways ROM software for the AMX mouse process the user port input data to determine x and y movement?

This mouse plugged into the user port on the underside of the BBC micro models. The mouse came with software in the form of a sideways ROM which provided APIs, CLI commands for own programs as well as ...
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Logitech drivers from Windows 95 Installer on the actual disk

I'm attempting something that might seem crazy but I got stuck at the end. I am installing Windows 95, on a flash drive, using a PC with modern hardware (Not a virtual machine!). I got around the ...
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