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  • In Windows XP, you have the ability to add /NoSerialMouse to stop the installation of that device. When it does install in XP, it prevents the GPS module from initializing and the mouse cursor goes haywire.. When the line is added, the GPS module works fine and MS Streets and Trips works fine. The mouse cursor is all over the place when the Serial mouse is installed, it shows up as serial ballpoint mouse. XP now works fine with /NoSerialMouse added after the fastdetect in the advanced boot options, but I can't seem to disable the Serial ballpoint Mouse in Windows 7. I am wondering how this can be accomplished for Windows 7. Trying to do it once it is recognized and installed is almost completely impossible. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My laptop is a Panasonic Toughbook, CF-18 D/E, MKII, with the Novatel GPS module built into it. I am running Windows 7 on 1 hard drive and swap to another one, which has Windows XP, Tablet edition, SP III. The Tablet version again, works flawlessly now that I have added the /NoSerialMouse line.
    Saturday, August 14, 2010 3:09 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    You could try the following steps:

     

    1.     Obtain Windows 7 compatible GPS driver from the manufacturer:

    2.     Boot in BIOS and disable GPS.

    3.     Log in with Administrator account.

    4.     Open Registry Editor and go to the following key, then take ownership of it:

     

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\ACPI\PNP0501

     

    Please note: Always backup the registry key before modification, right click on the key, select “Export”, select “Desktop” in the save box and type “backup”.

     

    1)    Right click on the above key and choose Permissions.

    2)    Please check if “Administrator” is listed in the “Group and Users” name list, If not, click “Add” and type “Administrators”, click OK.

    3)    Highlight the current user account in the list and mark the check box before "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".

    4)    Click OK to save changes and wait for Windows 7 to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition.

     

    Please note: if there is the warning information "Error: The Registry Editor could not set security in the key currently selected, or some of its subkeys", it is normal. Please click "OK".

     

    5)    Click OK again to save the changes and exit the Properties window.

     

    5.     Extract the GPS driver and click on “skipenum.reg”.

    6.     Restart and enable GPS in BIOS.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale Qiao
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    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:22 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    You could try the following steps:

     

    1.     Obtain Windows 7 compatible GPS driver from the manufacturer:

    2.     Boot in BIOS and disable GPS.

    3.     Log in with Administrator account.

    4.     Open Registry Editor and go to the following key, then take ownership of it:

     

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\ACPI\PNP0501

     

    Please note: Always backup the registry key before modification, right click on the key, select “Export”, select “Desktop” in the save box and type “backup”.

     

    1)    Right click on the above key and choose Permissions.

    2)    Please check if “Administrator” is listed in the “Group and Users” name list, If not, click “Add” and type “Administrators”, click OK.

    3)    Highlight the current user account in the list and mark the check box before "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".

    4)    Click OK to save changes and wait for Windows 7 to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition.

     

    Please note: if there is the warning information "Error: The Registry Editor could not set security in the key currently selected, or some of its subkeys", it is normal. Please click "OK".

     

    5)    Click OK again to save the changes and exit the Properties window.

     

    5.     Extract the GPS driver and click on “skipenum.reg”.

    6.     Restart and enable GPS in BIOS.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale Qiao
    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:22 AM
  • This looks quite promising. I will let you know what happens. Is there any way of stopping the enumeration of the serial mouse altogether? Thanks bunches.....

     

    WayneJD

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 4:50 AM
  • Ok, tried to do this, but, I keep getting Permission denied when I try to add administrators and permissions, access denied. Also, ther are 3 sub keys,b, c, d. b and c have no users and I cannot do anything with these. D already has administrators assigned with full permission. Any ideas?

     

    Thanks.

     

     

    WJD

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:44 PM
  • Try to enable the built-in administrator account to take ownership of the registry, please launch a command prompt in elevated privilege, type the following command:

    net user administrator /active: yes

    Best Regards

    Dale Qiao
    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Thursday, August 19, 2010 12:42 AM
  • This is ridiculous

    Windows xp and vista worked ok by just goint to control panel and but in windows 7 you cant switch a gps off at start up! Absolutely rediculous.

     

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 11:08 PM