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tomfitzsr

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I have an Averatec laptop computer and when not traveling I use a microsoft wireless mouse connected through one of the usb ports. I have a surplus Microsoft Internet keyboard that has a ps2 connector on it. I bought a ps2 to usb converter through cyberguys and installed the Microsoft Intellimouse software for the computer. The computer doesn't recognize the device and it shows up as an unknown usb device in device manager. I checked the bios and usb legacy support is checked. How do I get this keyboard to work? Thanks

Edited by tomfitzsr, 12 September 2005 - 01:37 PM.

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In Device Manager, right click on the unknown device and select update driver, then let it look for the driver automatically. If it doesn't find it, then use the option to 'Install from a specific location' Then go to the folder where the intellimouse software was installed and select teh inf file listed there.

Also, you can try to install the software again with the mouse plugged in. You will still be able to use the built in pad for use as a mouse and run the setup program.
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thanks for the tips. I'd already done all that and got a message that the inf file doesn't have any information about my device. Fo some reason the adaptor from PS2 to USB is showing as an "unknown device".
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Can you try the Keyboard & adapter on another PC?

If it is an older Internet Keyboard - it may not be USB Compatible?

See if it works on another PC using PS2 Interface & then as USB Interface - Keep in mind that you should use - BOTH MOUSE & KEYBOARD - ON SAME INTERFACE - BOTH PS2 or BOTH USB - DO NOT MIX -

Also remember to set [ENABLE] -- BIOS USB Settings -- When using USB

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