This is the second time I’ve installed a new Dell PC with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I wonder if anyone else is having the same problems?
During the initial startup (while windows XP/vista completes its installation & asks about timezones, etc), the mouse and keyboard work just fine.
But after the usual restart, dell insists on running a post-setup utility to configure your bluetooth, during which you completely lose keyboard and mouse functionality.
Its at precisely this point, that the utility asks you to “click OK” or just locks up. Grrr
I also find these new PCs lack the usual PS2 plugs for keyboards and mice (so I now have to hunt around for a usb mouse / keyboard)
In one case, I still couldn’t get the acer utility to do its job… I had to go to the vista control panel, run device manager, and manually install the bluetooth driver…
The keyboard was easy enough (the blootooth code is printed under the keyboard)…
But the mouse had NO indication of the bluetooth code (neither in/around the mouse, nor in the paperwork).
I try to tell the setup program to use no bluetooth code, but it doesn’t work… but it eventually does after the 4th try (and switching off my mobile, bluetooth headset, and the bluetooth keyboard!)
My first exposure to bluetooth keyboards and mice has not been a good one!