When connected to computer:
Connected and charged
Please eject your ereader before unplugging the USB cable
To set up and registeryour ereader, download free Kobo Desktop Software
My computer is not recognizing the Kobo (the USB ports are fine).
When I tried to do what you first suggested, everything I tried just kept going back to a screen saying:
Please setup your ereader (plus the website for the software, etc.)