How to install a wireless keyboard and mouse in Windows 7

I installed windows 7 on my neighbor's computer.  I do not have the keyboard and the mouse at the time so I used one of my own (not wireless).  Now, I have a keyboard and mouse, but can not understand how to operate.  The computer is a gateway FX400 XL.  I went to the front door and downloaded a driver entered Gateway 400 series for Windows 7 32-bit system.  I then ran the installation for this driver who really seemed to be for Windows XP.  I shut down the computer, unplugged my mouse and keyboard, and return the computer.  I have a cursor on the screen but it won't move and the keyboard does not work.  I then plugged my keyboard and mouse again and still works.  Any ideas as to what I should try next?


Hello Willie Wonka 2,.

Mouse and keyboard wirelesss should have with its own installation disc you need to first install. You should also have a "receiver" which the mouse and the keyboard must be synchronized with to make them work properly. If you look at the bottom of the mouse and keyboard, you should see a button 'tiny' with the words 'connect' next to them. You must move the mouse close the "receiver" and press the button connect the mouse with a blunt object (pencil will usually do). All the lights of the "receiver" will start to Flash when the mouse connects. When they stop flashing the connection generally were filed. You will need to do the same thing with the keyboard.

Regarding the drivers, you should check the site of manufacturers of keyboard and mouse for the updates.

This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or the opinion of Microsoft, its employees or other MVPS.

John Barnett MVP: Windows XP Expert associated with: Windows Desktop Experience: | | |

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