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Installing a mouse on a PC with non-admin privileges

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July 8, 2013 7:52:14 AM

Hi all,

not sure if there is the right category...

for productivity at work, I was planning to install a mouse with much more buttons for productivity, but the IT policy of the company's computer is that no unauthorised installation of 3rd party applications or any sort is allowed for security reasons.

In that case, is it possible to install the mouse's software on my thumbdrive first and have the mouse run from the thumbdrive when I insert it in?

Any workaround? If not, it's ok. Don't want to risk myself breaking rules.

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July 8, 2013 7:59:39 AM

Why not have your IT person do it?
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July 8, 2013 8:00:23 AM

Ask the IT department directly.

"no unauthorised installation" does not automatically mean "no installation". If you can make the case with your supervisor, you just might get it 'authorized'.
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July 8, 2013 8:03:36 AM

The problem is, I don't think they will allow and mine is just a junior role. Sorry, if this topic is going into the grey area.
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July 8, 2013 8:04:55 AM

kChaste said:
The problem is, I don't think they will allow and mine is just a junior role. Sorry, if this topic is going into the grey area.


You never know until you ask. The worst they can say is no, leaving you right where you are now.
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July 8, 2013 8:20:08 AM

If you can make the business case that you will be more productive I would think the IT department would install it for you.
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July 8, 2013 8:26:14 AM

alright, guess I will be needing much favour.
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July 8, 2013 8:26:16 AM

alright, guess I will be needing much favour.
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July 8, 2013 10:55:08 AM

When companies tell you not to install things they're mainly talking about applications. A mouse only requires a driver and most companies will do what they can to accommodate personal preferences. I know I would ask for a track ball rather than a mouse and if they refused something that benign I'd probably be looking elsewhere but that's just me.
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August 2, 2013 6:20:04 AM

how about mouse that on-board memory? can I install the mouse at home and customise the buttons and then bring the mouse to work? Does things work like that?
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August 2, 2013 7:36:54 PM

bump
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August 2, 2013 7:45:49 PM

kChaste said:
how about mouse that on-board memory? can I install the mouse at home and customise the buttons and then bring the mouse to work? Does things work like that?


Some do, some don't. I assume the drivers for that mouse would have to be installed on whatever PC it is to be used with.
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August 2, 2013 7:49:06 PM

USAFRet said:
kChaste said:
how about mouse that on-board memory? can I install the mouse at home and customise the buttons and then bring the mouse to work? Does things work like that?


Some do, some don't. I assume the drivers for that mouse would have to be installed on whatever PC it is to be used with.


ok then will be need to test if windows will auto install a driver for new hardware.
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August 3, 2013 12:28:14 AM

I very much doubt that Windows will automatically install drivers for third-party hardware, especially if IT has locked down your machine.

This is silly. You ask the IT department to do it for you. If the mouse will increase your productivity then there is no problem. If the "productivity" is playing games then there may well be a problem.

If you are sure that IT will not allow this, but you are looking for a way to do it anyway then make sure that your CV is up to date. You will be needing it when you look for a new job.
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August 8, 2013 9:23:34 AM

yup.. it doesn't work. The comp has disabled any features of trying to auto-install drivers.
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August 8, 2013 9:28:57 AM

kChaste said:
yup.. it doesn't work. The comp has disabled any features of trying to auto-install drivers.


Again, ask your IT guy to do it. If they won't, oh well.
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August 8, 2013 9:31:05 AM

USAFRet said:
kChaste said:
yup.. it doesn't work. The comp has disabled any features of trying to auto-install drivers.


Again, ask your IT guy to do it. If they won't, oh well.


yup. ditto what you said. thread closed. Thanks all for the positive contributions!
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