I have three Microsoft USB wireless mice and no drivers were needed, on XP Pro laptops.
Keep the "USB" plugged in and reboot.
Mouse Doesn?t Work with Laptop:
I have a Dell Latitude D820 laptop and navigate (awkwardly) around the screen using the finger-controlled touch pad.
But, I prefer the traditional click-controlled mouse. So I bought a Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse 3000. I installed the CD software successfully, rebooted, and plugged the mouse one of the laptop USB ports. Nothing happened ? and the mouse shows no sign of life.
Belated thought ? can this mouse be used with a laptop like mine?
P.S. - My laptop operates under Windows XP Professional.