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My Windows 8 login screen requires a click of the mouse to open, then I need to enter a password. But my infrared mouse/keyboard is not being recognised.

Can I bypass the Windows 8 lock screen so that I can get into Windows and check the status of my mouse/keyboard?

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If you really need to enter a password, then it would be a major security flaw if there was a way to just bypass it, wouldn't it? You'll need to connect a USB keyboard+mouse to log on, then you can check your infrared keyboard+mouse status.

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