PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Detect Mouse Type Used on Laptop
Summary: Use Windows PowerShell and WMI to detect the type of mouse that is being used on a laptop running Windows 8.
How can I find information about the type of mice that are being used in conjunction with my laptop that is running Windows 8?
Depending on the mouse, you may be able to obtain the information by using the Get-CimInstance cmdlet and the Win32_PointingDevice WMI class. Select the HardwareType property.
Note The following illustrates this technique on my laptop.
PS C:\> Get-CimInstance win32_POINTINGDEVICE | select hardwaretype
ThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Device
Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 (IntelliPoint)