Plug & Play

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by Heaven or Hell, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Heaven or Hell

    Heaven or Hell New Member

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    Are mice and keyboards plug-and-play for laptops (automatically detected and ready to use)? Or will it require driver installation of any sort?

    If it helps I have a Dell laptop and will be buying a Dell keyboard and mice...
     
  2. OldTimer

    OldTimer Banned

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    D'hell?
    I'd definitely go with a Microsoft USB digital mouse, NOT a Dell.
    And either a Microsoft or Logitech keyboard.

    It's doubtful that your laptop will have a PS2 port for either a normal (PS2) mouse or keyboard so you'll have to go USB.
    And yes, any USB device will work without drivers.

    Good Luck,
    Old Timer :cool:
     
  3. Heaven or Hell

    Heaven or Hell New Member

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    Never had problems with Dell and I'm choosing that brand just because my other stuff (mainly computer) are Dell too. I like matching stuff.
     
  4. OldTimer

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    I'll bet you drive a YUGO too, right?

    Dell is only the lowest quality brand on the market.

    I've been working on computers long before there was a Dell, and it's the one brand I have the most service calls on.

    But keep on buying the stuff, because we repair tech's need the income.

    Good Luck,
    :cool:
     
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  5. Digerati

    Digerati Fantastic Member
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    Yes.

    Yes - if it has any special features - extra buttons, etc. you want to use. To use as a basic mouse, it should use Windows native drivers with no problem.

    Maybe. Depending on the notebook, you may have to disable the touchpad to enable the mouse.
     

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