Can I use both a wireless mouse and keyboard without plugging in another USB receiver?

My question is prompted by wanting to buy the ideal wireless mouse and keyboard combo for my laptop. Finding exactly what I wanted proved impossible. Either the mouse had all that I required in terms of functionality, but the keyboard didn’t or vice versa. I could have bought separates, but that would have meant two USB ports occupied by receivers and being a laptop, USB ports are at a premium. Is it possible to buy wireless mice and keyboards that connect to the PC without the need for a USB receiver?  After all, my wireless printer doesn’t have one and that works over very long distances. So why can’t a mouse and keyboard?

Answering this question may get a bit complex. You have several different options to consider when it comes to buying a mouse and keyboard combination that you like.

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Why Does My Wireless Mouse Stop Responding?

At least three times a week, my mouse will stop responding. Anything that I was doing will lock up and all I can get to work is Ctrl > Alt > Delete and Task Manager.

Task Manager displays the program, but doesn’t indicate what’s stalling the mouse – at least, no indication that I can tell. I’m running Windows 7 Pro fully updated. It doesn’t matter which wireless mouse I use, the Logitech or the HP. It does not appear to be program or application centric and it happens in various programs. Any thoughts?

I have several ideas about why this might be happening. But before we start, I have a question for you: when you say that the mouse is freezing, are you certain that it isn’t your entire computer that’s freezing?

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