|To users of the Alps Pointing-device driver (version 6 or earlier) for Windows® 2000/XP:|
|Precautions Regarding Upgrade from Windows® 2000/XP to Windows® 7|
|Please note that the Alps driver (version 6 or earlier) for Windows® 2000/XP does not compatible with Windows® 7. |
|(In certain situations where "Install Windows Vista" or "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor" is being carried out, the Alps Touch Pad Utility may be displayed as a Windows® 2000/XP device driver which does not compatible with Windows® 7).|
|Accordingly, we would ask that you refer to the following Remedial Measures and hope that you will continue to use our pointing devices in the future.|
- Relevant Drivers
| Alps Pointing-device driver (version 6 or earlier) for Windows® 2000/XP|
|- Remedial Measures|
- Update to a driver version which supports Windows® 7 (i.e.: version 7 or later)
Before installing Windows® 7, please uninstall the Alps Pointing-device driver (version 6 or earlier) for Windows® 2000/XP. And then install Windows® 7 and then the Alps Pointing-device driver (version 7 or later). Note that Version 7 and later versions provide the same functions as Version 6 or earlier for Windows® 2000/XP. To obtain an appropriate driver, please either download a driver from the homepage of the manufacturer of your current notebook computer or contact the manufacturer directly for advice. If a driver cannot be obtained in either of these ways, please use the PS/2 mouse driver which is standard for your OS (See below).
*Please note that we supply device drivers only to original equipment manufacturers.
- Replacement with the OS standard PS/2 mouse driver
The Alps Pointing-device will continue to operate normally even if the corresponding driver is replaced with the PS/2 mouse driver standard for your OS (specifically, the Alps Pointing-device will operate in the same manner as a two button mouse). To replace the pointing device driver in this way, simply carry out Windows® 7 Installation as normal: Replacement of the current driver with the OS standard mouse driver will be carried out automatically.