#1
Okay, basically, my step brother bought a new laptop so he gave me his old Desktop. (I won't go into details)

The problem is that the mouse he used with it is broken, & when I try to login, I have to use the keyboard.

This is all well & good, but when I choose an account & hit enter, a message pops up saying I might have a counterfeit copy of windows & has the options:

"resolve now"

or

"resolve later"

Now, obviously I would want to choose resolve later, But I can't, I can't even select resolve now. It seems that Microsoft had the wonderful idea of having this pop up only respond to a mouse, it doesn't respond to the keyboard. & it can't log in without getting past this pop up to install a new mouse!

Anyone know how to resolve this?

tl,dr how do I install a mouse without logging in to Windows.


I'm running XP btw.

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Last edited by ub3r_bassist666 at Feb 14, 2009,
#3
Quote by Masonpwiley
Start up in safe mode.


Tried that, same thing happens.

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#4
Plug and play mouse...?
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EDIT: i googled it, you guys are gross.


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#6
you could try booting with a usb mouse plugged in, it's hard to tell whether it's a driver issue or if it's your mouse hardware in the laptop, it sounds more like a hardware issue so try an external mouse.
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#7
Quote by no.mop
Plug and play mouse...?


I bought one that claimed to be plug & play, but it came with an installation CD, & wouldn't work without installing

I'm a tad hesitant to buy another one.

EDIT: every mouse in my house (yay rhymes) needs drivers installed, & I have to log in to do that

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Last edited by ub3r_bassist666 at Feb 14, 2009,
#8
Yeah, no.mop's got it, use a mouse that runs through the USB port.
Serial mouses don't work on the Plug and Play thing with XP.
#11
Quote by Chainer
Yeah, no.mop's got it, use a mouse that runs through the USB port.
Serial mouses don't work on the Plug and Play thing with XP.


I only have USB mouses. Its a desktop BTW people, not a lappy.

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#12
buy a usb wireless mouse from logitech. i use those and no installing
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#13
Quote by ub3r_bassist666
I bought one that claimed to be plug & play, but it came with an installation CD, & wouldn't work without installing

I'm a tad hesitant to buy another one.

EDIT: every mouse in my house (yay rhymes) needs drivers installed, & I have to log in to do that


So get a mouse that doesn't come with a CD.
You're*
#14
Quote by Survivalism
So get a mouse that doesn't come with a CD.


That's what I thought it was, now I'm broke.

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#15
ohh ur computer is busted....its not your fault..ur computer downloaded a counterfit windows update that slowly kills ur computer...like aids for example but the only cure for the computer to work it that u get it reset..i think that your going to have to get a new mouse and if u can select things with your mouse use the tab button and the enter button
#16
Quote by ub3r_bassist666
That's what I thought it was, now I'm broke.


You can't return it?
You're*
#18
Quote by Xhale1
ohh ur computer is busted....its not your fault..ur computer downloaded a counterfit windows update that slowly kills ur computer...like aids for example but the only cure for the computer to work it that u get it reset..i think that your going to have to get a new mouse and if u can select things with your mouse use the tab button and the enter button


Therein lies the problem, the damned pop up doesn't respond to keyboard commands.

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#19
Hit that bitch. It needs to learn that you're the boss.
Why I Love Spanish Women

I'm hoping by "crack" you mean cleavage unless you have some kind of bizarre ass-chest.


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#20
Quote by taraholic
Hit that bitch. It needs to learn that you're the boss.



what he said
#21
Quote by taraholic
Hit that bitch. It needs to learn that you're the boss.


Got anything productive to say?


EDIT: Someone...? Anyone...? Halp?

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Last edited by ub3r_bassist666 at Feb 15, 2009,
#22
Why don't you take it into a shop?
Quote by bendystraw
what's pron?


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#23
Quote by no.mop
Why don't you take it into a shop?


I'm extremely broke.

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#24
When did you buy the mouse?
Quote by bendystraw
what's pron?


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#25
Quote by ub3r_bassist666
EDIT: Someone...? Anyone...? Halp?


New mouse. Period. End o' discussion.
You're*
#26
Quote by Survivalism
New mouse. Period. End o' discussion.


Yeah or borrow one from somebody?
Quote by bendystraw
what's pron?


EDIT: i googled it, you guys are gross.


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#27
All USB mouses, even if they came with a cd, should work fine even if the software isn't installed.
#28
Quote by Freddedonna
All USB mouses, even if they came with a cd, should work fine even if the software isn't installed.


Yeah, but they don't.


I just bought the mouse today.

EDIT: When I plug in the mouse before turning the PC on, The optical light on the bottom turns on at first, but as soon as the windows loading screen comes up it stops, & doesn't work at all. Same thing's happened with 3 other USB mouses I've tried.

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Last edited by ub3r_bassist666 at Feb 15, 2009,
#29
Try returning the mouse, getting some store credit or something and grabbing a mouse that doesn't need a driver.
Quote by bendystraw
what's pron?


EDIT: i googled it, you guys are gross.


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#30
Quote by no.mop
Try returning the mouse, getting some store credit or something and grabbing a mouse that doesn't need a driver.


I'm going to try that tomorrow, the stores closed now. The mouse claimed to be plug & play. Which is really annoying me. Its a logitech BTW.

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