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When most NMEA-compliant GPS devices are connected to a windows machine via USB they appear as a COM port. Sometimes Windows (I've seen this on XP and Vista) detects that new serial device as a mouse and the cursor goes crazy.

How do I tell Windows to stop detecting the GPS device as a mouse?

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