How to Pair Microsoft Bluetooth With the Notebook Mouse 5000

by Nade Xro
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The Microsoft Notebook Mouse 5000 is a wireless mouse designed specifically for notebook PCs. It runs on batteries and doesn't require a Bluetooth transceiver to connect. Wireless mice are more convenient and easier to connect, they don't take up spare connection ports and you won't have tangled wires. To pair your notebook PC with your wireless mouse, you must have a Bluetooth connection enabled.

Step 1

Enable the [Bluetooth]( on your laptop. Click on the "Start" button and select "Control Panel," "Hardware and Sound," "Bluetooth Settings." Click on the "Options" tab, then uncheck the box labeled "Turn Off Bluetooth Adapter."

Step 2

Plug the Bluetooth dongle into a free USB port on your laptop if your laptop doesn't have built-in Bluetooth. Wait for it to load the necessary drivers; your laptop will notify you when the process is done.

Step 3

Press and hold "Connect" on the bottom of your mouse until the light flashes. This indicates that it is visible and ready to connect.

Step 4

Right-click on the Bluetooth logo in your system tray and select "Add a Bluetooth Device."

Search for the wireless mouse, select it and follow the instructions. Your mouse will now be ready to use.


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About the Author

With a lifelong interest in journalism, Nade Xro's articles focus on technology and music. Xro was also featured in "The Sun" newspaper after an interview with U.K. rapper Dizzee Rascal. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and English at the University of Greenwich.

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