Windows 8 and the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000

Windows 8 and the Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000

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I have a Microsoft Wireless Notebook Bluetooth Mouse 5000 for my laptop, when I go mobile. I like this mouse, because it doesn’t have an extra dongle that eats up a USB port. When I just booted my laptop up, my mouse wasn’t connecting. It had been working fine the last time I used it, several months ago. I tried to break the pairing from the PC and reconnect it, but it seemed like the process wasn’t completing. Windows 8 showed the mouse as a registered device, but the Green/Red pairing sequence kept happening on the mouse. I had been doing the pairing from the “classic” interface. I switched over to using the Metro version of the “devices” app, that can be found via “Settings”. When I repaired the mouse, it worked successfully.

This is the Metro screen I used to do the pairing.

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  • Thank you.  After much searching and many articles suggesting unnecessary actions (because they haven't seen your article), I deleted and reinstalled per your article, and the mouse worked immediately!  I hope all others with the same problem find this page.  (I have Samsung laptop with Windows 8)

  • Thank you!  

  • This worked for me too - thanks!

  • yep it works, thx

  • And Me! THANK YOU!!

  • Thank you for sharing. I had a similar problem and could not solve it. But after reading your article I solved it inn 30 seconds!

  • Many thanks !!! I've search for entire HOURS in order to solve my problem and YOU, in 10 seconds, solve mine !!! Many thanks

  • After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I had the same problem. I tried everything (deleting drivers, bluetooth etc.), but nothing seemed to work. Finally I found your article and this solved the problem for me as well! Many thanks for sharing this info. Stupid Microsoft products...

  • Thanks...this is a great tip.  

  • Thanks You So much....forever searching for driver updates and this is all i had to do(: lol so easythanks man

  • I can´t seem to read the entire article. What is the solution?

  • I can't figure out how to get to that screen. I could not find the option in Settings.

  • Dont understand why that works but it did!

  • Thank you!!!!!!

    This has been driving me crazy. You have saved the day!

  • Thanks!!

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