External Mouse works on Laptop but not when plugged into Desktop

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    External Mouse works on Laptop but not when plugged into Desktop


    I have 2 machines, a laptop and a desktop, both running W10. I have a Logitech WiFi mouse I wish to use on the Desktop. This mouse works when plugged into my laptop but when I plug into the Desktop, it will not work. I have looked for possible settings I might change to make the WiFi mouse work on the desktop but can find none.

    Any ideas? TIA,
    Larry
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1809
       #2

    Hi Iturn9

    When you plug in receiver, the little USB fob into Desktop do you hear the USB insertion sound?

    Have you tried alternate USB ports?


    Ken
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  3.    #3

    Have you tried to disable the wired mouse in device manager or in control panel > Mouse.
    Turn on the wireless mouse.
    Insert the wireless mouse adapter.
    If that doesn't help at this point, restart the computer.
    Alt + F4, select Restart using the down arrow key on the keyboard.

    EDIT: I have a Microsoft wireless mobile mouse 4000
    --- I could download the driver https://www.microsoft.com/accessorie...hspecs-connect

    Can you do the same for your Logitech model?
    Last edited by MeAndMyComputer; 1 Week Ago at 01:58.
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  4. Posts : 1,228
    Windows 10
       #4

    Which Logitech mouse ? They make several kinds. Some need a wireless dongle.

    If it is a Bluetooth mouse then that will likely work with a Laptop as almost all have a Wireless Card with Bluetooth.

    A lot of desktops do not come with a Wireless Card and no Bluetooth.

    You can add a Wireless PCI-E card or USB dongle, some maybe Bluetooth capable.

    Wireless mice come with a USB dongle. A Bluetooth mouse does not, but requires Bluetooth capable hardware in the Laptop/PC.
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  5.    #5

    Are these the specs for your Lenovo IdeaPad U510 laptop?
    What make/model is the desktop?
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