After having tried to install a mouse (yes you heard me right, install a mouse) on Windows (now it makes sense, right?) I'm expecting to see a three headed dog walking on its hind legs.
Now, my mouse (my Microsoft mouse) was not supported by my computer (running Windows) so I had to rip the newer mouse from my Linux box and plug it into the Windows box, and after downloading, confirming the usage agreement (huh?) the mouse driver software installation progress *phew* started. After a lengthy stare period featuring a progress bar I finally had my mouse.
While all that progressed I plugged the old ("unrecognizable") mouse into my Linux box and lo and behold, it worked the instant I plugged it in. (Actually, no I've learned not to "lo and behold" Linux like decades ago, it's SOP for that OS that simple things just work - sure you have to choose your graphics card wisely etc, but hell, a mouse pointer...?)
But Microsoft's OS is superior... that's what the Microsoft aficionados are whining anyway.
Oh, and pray the gods you always have access to Internet or your supersplendidgloriousfinesuperior Windows will have to work without a mouse...