Fix #2: Update Those Drivers
A lot of people have trouble understanding that external hardware can't just work on its own without some sort of software telling it what to do. We call this directing software a "Driver", and often times people don't have the proper drivers installed -- which explains why their hardware doesn't work. In the case of a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 700 problem, updating the drivers is easy:
- Right click on "My Computer" and select "Properties".
- Go over to the "Hardware" tab, located at the top of the window.
- You should see a button labeled "Device Manager" in this new window. Click it.
- Now look at the sidebar with all of the options there. You'll want to look for either a "USB" option, a "Mice" option, or a "Wireless" option, depending on what version of Windows you're running. Alternately, look for a yellow "?", indicating that some drivers are not properly installed.
- Expand the section that you've located with the ~ezentity_quot+ezentity_quot~ button.
- Right click on your Wireless Mouse 700 (or the "Wireless Desktop 700") and select the "Update Drivers" button. This will open yet another dialogue box.
- Follow the instructions in this new box, and you should have your drivers installed momentarily!
A few things to note about this process: In order for it to work, you have to have the USB receiver plugged into your computer. In addition, you may not have found drivers, in which case you'll need to try and download them from the Internet.