Installation of xp without a mouse.... again!

  theDarkness 22:54 03 Dec 10

This is similar to a question I posted before, but this time there is nothing wrong with the system. Ive just installed an 'xp with sp2' cd onto an old machine. Its a laptop, so it has a touch pad I can use as a mouse, but xp does not recognise it. I also have a usb mouse, but xp does not recognise this either, as its an optical mouse and not a scroll wheel.

I am stuck on the screen after installation which states "to improve the appearance of visual elements, windows will adjust your screen resolution". Pressing the tab button on the keyboard does not highlight the "ok" button, so I dont know how I can get past this screen? Are there any shortcuts to enable a mouse-like mode on this very page, immediately after installation? thanks

  birdface 22:57 03 Dec 10

Some short cuts here to have a look at.

click here

  birdface 23:02 03 Dec 10

On the Start menu:

Point to All Programs.

Point to Accessories.

Point to Accessibility.

Select On-Screen Keyboard.

Note A message box with a link to more information about the On-Screen Keyboard may appear. To close the box, select OK.

use your up down arrows to get there.And press the windows logo key to get started.

  theDarkness 23:07 03 Dec 10

I thought nothing would work, then out of frustration started pressing all the keys-and found out tab and enter together could get me through to the next screen :) tab now works to highlight the rest of the options-thanks, lol

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