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I currently have an external mouse for my laptop and I am not sure how it installs. I don't have any external installation cd's or flash drives and I am not sure how to work my mouse. My model is a NWOMMI external mouse

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External mice are usually plug and play. Plug it in restart your comp. this first time and on bottom right of the task bar (by your clock) you should see "new device detected"/"installing new hardware for your device"/ device is ready to use.
I'm assuming by "external mouse" you mean a usb not wireless right?

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