Steelseries Mouse Users Warning [8.1 RTM only]

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by prease, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. prease

    prease MDL Novice

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    If you attempt to install the SteelSeries Engine in 8.1 it will break the Windows install. The only way to get it to boot again is to remove or rename C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\steelbus64.sys in the recovery console. Safe mode won't even boot.

    Fair warning.
     
  2. EFA11

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  3. cysm

    cysm MDL Junior Member

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    So in less than 3 days tens of thousands of people will have unbootable Win 8.1 installations because of Steelseries inept driver updating process. This is going to be VERY bad :popcorn:
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I feel left out, there are that many users? I better get one LOL haven't heard of them until this thread to be honest.
     
  5. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    What? You don't have that worthwhile WoW mouse that lets you adjust the LED color to anything you can think of (because you're obviously looking at the mouse while it's in-use and need it to be stylish) and 11 buttons? You don't know what you're missing! :p

    Na, but I only hear of Steelseries making gaming-related overpriced hardware (like that mouse above). My friend had a Diablo III headset from them and the USB adapter broke with little usage. They were cool to RMA with though.
     
  6. Cr4z33

    Cr4z33 MDL Novice

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    Good to know I will never buy a product from them seeing such a lack of support! http://forums.mydigitallife.net/images/icons/icon13.png
    At today you still can see this in their download page:
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  7. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    +1 going out to get one immediately....:drive1: maybe i am better off sending my driver , :plane:

     
  8. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Tens of thousands of people? There isn't even that many using win8. Not to mention people who use non-generic mice which require additional drivers.
     
  9. CorporateRAT

    CorporateRAT MDL Member

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    This problem is solved anyway. Steelseries Engine 3 is fully compatible with windows 8.1.
     
  10. nowakjan2000

    nowakjan2000 MDL Novice

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    You know, there's something to it. When I installed 8.1 after it was available on MSDN channels I've noticed tham my Razer DeathAdder 2013 was no longer reporting 1000 MHz polling rate as it was in 8.0, only somenthing within the range of 100 - 200 MHz. Strange, but when I went back to 8.0 everything went back to normal - 1000 MHz polling rate again. I just hope this is fixed in the public release of 8.1.
     
  11. ryan85

    ryan85 MDL Novice

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    It's not fixed. USB rate maxes out around ~166Hz for me and makes the mouse extremely slow in games. Initially I thought this was a problem with the app that reports the mouse rate but it's not.
     
  12. nowakjan2000

    nowakjan2000 MDL Novice

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    Same here, games are almost unplayable. First this steelseries mouse issue, now this. What is going on?
     
  13. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Member

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    =\ Only thing keeping me away from 8.1.
     
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