I am using a new HP laptop running windows XP or Vista (at start up, the screen says XP, so I expect this is right, but the sticker on the computer says Vista). I have used Blender for 2 years on my mac, up to Blender 2.43. I now have this laptop o I would like to add Blender to it. I have put Blender 2.47 on and it appears to load and for the main part works fine. However when I go to left click on a data box - like the name of an object or to change the value of a setting like the color of an object, although I can slide a bar, I can not left click on the box and change the value. This also happens when I want to change the name of a file or select the file location.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Then I tried manual instalation, the same thing happens each time. My mouse does work. When I left click on the 3D screen, the cross hairs do move, so the mouse and left click are working with Blender, I just can’t change any values. Any ideas at all why?