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Solved How To Use a Wireless USB Mouse And Keyboard In MS-Dos

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So I took a trip down nostalgia lane and have built myself a Windows 98 gaming machine for all the old games like Doom, Duke Nukem, TekWar, One Must Fall 2097, Epic Pinball, etc. All those classic oldies.

I am having one slight problem though. I have a wireless USB Keyboard and Mouse and cannot get it working no matter what I do. It works fantastic on Windows 98 with some open source updated USB and Kernel drivers I was able to find, but many of the games cannot run in Windows and need to be physically dropped to DOS.

I did a lot of research and found out that this could work if I had an option for USB Legacy Support. I am running PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0.L – HP Revision HN.02.04.US on an HP Vectra VL 6/400 Series 8 and there is no Legacy Support option with the BIOS (of course right? That would just be too easy!). I even flashed the most up to date version and still nothing :(.

Is there anything that I can do? I am not sure where to look and have hit a dead end. Any advice would be most appreciated!!


1 Answer

  1. Frankly, believe you’re going to have to go to a ps/2 keyboard and mouse. Another choice might be one of the little touchpad keyboards that uses a ps/2 to infrared connection, but they’re clunky and less than a pleasure to use.

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