Dell Vostro 3500 :: Can Use A Standard USB Keyboard And Mouse With Such A Laptop

Jul 1, 2010

I have never used a laptop before (I prefer to work on a server machine) but am considering one at present.I'm looking at a Vostro 3500 but that could change.

1)  Can I use a standard USB keyboard and mouse with such a laptop?  (No need for special devices!)

2)  Are there any problems with PS-2 to USB adaptors connecting keyboard and mouse to a USB port?  (Yes I have a few keyboards and mice in storage!)

3)  Can I install a standard out of the box version of Windows 7 Ultimate (already licensed) on the Vostro 3500?

4)  I saw reference somewhere to touch screen control in Win 7 coming sometime.  What are the release plans for such capabilities in Dell laptops?

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it's really annoying as sometimes I don't realise it happens and it ruins what i was doing.

It seems to automatically move the text to where the mouse is pointing on the screen if you know what i mean. So i think somehow the mouse automatically positions and clicks itself. any ideas?

Has anyone come across this problem before? PLEASE HELP!. THANKS

'this is an example of winghat happens as i am typ'

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I am not able to wake up my new laptop from sleep via USB mouse or keyboard. I would like to be able to do that because I usually keep my laptop lid closed, so the power button is not immediately accessible. I've searched the forums here and found similar issues with other models, and at least with the Inspiron 17R the problem was recently resolved with a BIOS update. I had no issues when using the same USB mouse and keyboard on an old XPS 8000.

Now for the details:

Model: Inspiron 15 (3521)

USB Wake Support: Enabled

Operating System: Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit
Keyboard: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Software: Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center
Mouse: Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Software: Logitech SetPoint

If I go into Device Manager, and look at various devices, I see the following:

Human Interface Devices
HID-compliant consumer control device - no Power Management tab
HID-compliant device - no Power Management tab
Logitech HID-compliant Unifying device - no Power Management tab
Logitech Unifying USB receiver - no Power Management tab
Microsoft Hardware USB Keyboard - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out
USB Input device - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out

HID Keyboard Device - no Power Management tab
Microsoft USB Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - no Power Management tab

Mice and other pointing devices:
HID-compliant device - no Power Management tab
Logitech HID-compliant Unifying Mouse - no Power Management tab

Universal Serial Bus controllers:
Generic USB Hub - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out
USB Composite Device - no Power Management tab
USB Root Hub - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out
USB Root Hub (xHCI) - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out

If I go into an Administrator command prompt, I get the following:

powercfg /deviceenablewake "Logitech HID-compliant Unifying device": You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake.
powercfg /deviceenablewake "USB Root Hub": You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake.

From what I've been able to find online, I should be able to enable "Allow this device to wake the computer" in the Power Management tab of various devices in Device Manager, especially the USB Root Hub devices, and possibly the Logitech USB and Microsoft keyboard devices. I assume if I can get that enabled, things might work as expected.

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So I have an Inspiron 17R SE 7720 that has all the latest drivers with BIOS A11 (Win 7 Ultimate x64)...  I have all the power settings configured for correctly for sleep (no hybernate), however no matter what I try, I can't get the laptop to wake when the lid is closed via USB keyboard.

I'm using Logitech's Wave MK560 combo (unifying receiver) - both the keyboard/mouse have the wake option enabled in their hardware settings.  I also have wake from USB enabled in the BIOS.

The interesting thing is that if I put the computer to sleep with the lid open, I can make it sleep/wake it from the Logitech devices.  With the lid closed, I can only make it sleep - the only way to wake it up is to open the lid and press the power button.

Cliffs Notes:

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Lid Closed : Can ONLY sleep - won't wake unless I open Lid&press power button

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I have an Inspiron 15R (5537) that has all the latest drivers with Dell BIOS A01 (Windows 8). I have the options for closing the lid set at "Do Nothing" for both battery and plugged in, however no matter what I try, when the lid is closed I can't get the laptop to wake via USB keyboard or mouse.

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The interesting thing is that if I put the computer to sleep with the lid open, I can make it wake it from the keyboard or mouse.  But with the lid closed, the only way to wake it up is to open the lid and press the power button.


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Lid Closed : Won't wake unless I open lid and press power button.

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Alt F10 still no longer works on bootup, although it is enabled in the BIOS.

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