How To Switch to Cordless Mouse

Dear Computer Lady,

How do I switch to cordless mouse?

I just got this laptop with windows 8.1 yesterday.

Thanks, EJ

Dear EJ,

When you purchase a cordless mouse, it will come with a small USB device that you plug into one of the USB ports in your laptop.

That USB receiver will communicate with the wireless mouse and you will be able to use it.

Be patient when you plug the USB device in and turn on the mouse for the first time. (Most wireless devices have an on/off switch to conserve the battery) It often takes windows a few minutes to recognize the device and get it working. Once it starts working, however, it will work right off the next time you start your computer.



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