A small, wireless mouse such as the Belkin Mini Optical mouse is often used with laptop computers. This is because the mouse is portable and easy to store. However, the mouse also works fine on a traditional desktop computer. You can install the Belkin Mini Optical mouse on either system in a matter of minutes. According to Belkin, the Mini Optical mouse is compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP. However, you should be able to install the mouse on Windows Vista or 7 as well.
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Things you need
- 2 AAA batteries
Open your package and remove the mouse and USB receiver. Turn the mouse upside down and press the small button on its backside. This opens the battery cover on top.
Insert the two AAA batteries. Be sure you match up the positive side of each battery with the "Plus" arrow on the internal diagram. Re-attach the battery cover and push it down to secure it.
Insert your USB receiver into a USB port on your computer. If you are using a laptop, you'll usually find a USB port on the side. If you are using a desktop computer, it's likely located on the front or rear of the tower.
Wait for your computer to install the drivers. You'll see a progress balloon in the bottom-right corner of your desktop screen. After a minute or so, it should show "Success." If it does not, or if there is an error, visit the Belkin resource to download the drivers.
Turn the mouse over and push the switch to "On." The mouse should automatically communicate with the USB receiver. Test the mouse to determine if it has. If the mouse does not work, press the "Connect" button on the receiver and then press the "Connect" button on your mouse. The mouse should be functional.
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