I have a single receiver for a wireless HP keyboard and mouse combo. The space bar on this wireless keyboard is hard to hit, so I would like to switch to a wired keyboard instead. But I would still like to use my wireless mouse, so the receiver will stay plugged into my desktop. I have not tried the switch yet because I am worried that it may damage my tower, keyboard, or receiver (I do not claim to be hardware-savvy).
Can I use a wired keyboard with a receiver for a wireless keyboard and mouse combo? Also, my wireless keyboard does not have a built-in switch to turn it off, so will I have to remove the batteries to disable it? Does Superuser field beginner questions like these?