Replacing a wireless keyboard and mouse

May 6, 2009 at 12:50:44
Specs: Windows XP
I want to replace my wireless keyboard and mouse with a new one. BUT, do I remove the old keyboard & mouse first, using (remove hardware or some such thing)? If I do that, how can I function with installation of the new one with no tools? Is it possible to first add the new keyboard & mouse and then remove the old keyboard & mouse? Thanks for any suggestions.

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May 6, 2009 at 12:57:54
You should shut down your computer, unplug the old wireless receiver, connect the new one, and then turn on your computer. The wireless receiver for the new keyboard/mouse will be automatically detected and installed by Windows. You may still need to do the pairing procedure which usually consists of pushing a button on the wireless receiver and then pushing a button on the keyboard/mouse. Consult the manual for details on this step as each set is different.

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May 6, 2009 at 13:00:10
Is this a trick question? Seriously, what new devices are you adding? Check the instruction manual.

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May 6, 2009 at 13:07:45
Thanks for the information. I believe you answered my concerns just fine. I don't have a manual for the new unit but have a CD for installation. I just didn't want to get started on installation without knowing more and the information which you provided answered the questions from this computer dummy. Thanks again.

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