Just after my last posting Win7 appeared to lose the mouse. I’m using a wireless Microsoft mouse, and Win7 seemed quite happy to do so without my installing Intellipoint. Well, after the mouse pointer refused to move, even after trying a reboot, I started to feel frustrated with Win7. But before I went ballistic about Win7 I tried new batteries. That did it! Now I realize that since I didn’t have Intellipoint installed it couldn’t warn me that the mouse signal was low (as an indicator of battery failure). So, no Win7 problem.
After this event I was happy to find that there is a Win7 version of Intellipoint available! Now this shouldn’t happen again.