How to Use a PCVA-IR8U With a Compaq

by Nade Xro
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The PCVA-IR8U is a USB infrared receiver. It allows you to connect external devices to your computer wirelessly via infrared, which works best with short-range connections. Compaq laptops run on a Windows operating system. When installing a USB device on a Windows computer, a CD is not needed, as Windows will locate and load the necessary drivers for you.

Step 1

Plug the receiver into a free USB port on your laptop.

Step 2

Wait for Windows to load any missing drivers. Once the process is complete, a notification will appear above the system tray.

Step 3

Switch on the USB receiver to allow connections.

Enable the infrared on an external device and align it with the USB receiver to establish a connection. When connected, a sign will appear in the system tray.

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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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