How do I connect a Microsoft device to my computer?

Applies to: Microsoft accessories

When you install and open Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, the supported Microsoft mice and keyboards connected to your computer are automatically detected and displayed. If you add a new supported device or disconnect an existing one, the images displayed in are automatically updated.

1. Install batteries

For information on how to do this, see the Quick Start Guide that came with your Microsoft device.
For safety information, see the Product Guide.

  • If you are using a wireless device, remove the battery cover and install new alkaline batteries.

2. Connect your device to your computer

  • For a wired device, insert the USB connector into a USB port on your computer.
  • For a wireless device, insert the transceiver into a USB port on your computer.

3. Turn your wireless device on/off

  • After installing the batteries, if your device has a power switch, turn it on.
    For information on how to do this, see the Quick Start Guide.
  • When not in use, turn off the power switch to save the battery.