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I installed Windows 7 today (64 bit) on an early 2008 iMac, and EVENTUALLY got the wireless Mighty Mouse and wireless keyboard to install/pair and work.
However it seems very hit & miss as to whether they will still work after restarting the computer - after the 1st restart, both still worked. After a 2nd restart, neither worked, but the mouse came to life after pressing it's buttons a few times. The keyboard won't work at all no matter what I do.
Do you think this Power Management tip will help me?
This worked/is working bulletproof for me.
Unpair mouse and keyboard from Windows (if you've already got it paired and not working somehow.)
Unpair mouse and keyboard from OS X.
Boot back into Windows - Remove Apple Bluetooth and Apple Bluetooth Enabler drivers. Restart. Generic Windows drivers will be installed. Remove Apple Keyboard driver. Restart. Install the Apple Keyboard driver from an earlier version of Boot Camp (I used the one from Leopard 10.5). Restart. Now, do the standard bluetooth pairing.
You may or may not have to right click on the Keyboard/Mouse whilst it's pairing and go to "properties", then enable "Drivers for Keyboard, mice, etc." service under the service tab for the device.
Now, your keyboard and mouse should work always. Also, you should turn off power management for the bluetooth drivers as well as it will interrupt the connection.
Repair with OS X. And voilla.
Thanks! this halfway worked for me but it led me to another modified solution of yours.
-unpaired keyboard from osx + windows
-boot back into windows 7
here's the part that i did diffferent
-remove apple bluetooth adapter and/or any enabler enumerator
-choose from list of already installed drivers
-choose generic windows drivers
-add a device
-attempt to pair your keyboard in the search
-right click on your keyboard when it shows up
-[x] check the Drivers for keyboard, mice, etc.
-a small dialogue box will automatically start searching for windows update drivers for your keyboard. Strangely it found an apple driver and installed it.
-you'll now see a green check mark saying "your device is ready for use" even though the add device section still says "searching for devices.. blah blah"
hope this helps. i spent 2 nights trying to get this to work and finally concluded there is no current version of bootcamp that is compatible with windows 7 yet...just stick with what windows 7 gave you for now...
the only thing bootcamp did help me with was the audio problem
This thread was started by someone who was not able to use his wireless mouse and keyboard. How do you want him to use your answer where you advice: 2) Select "add a device" in the Bluetooth menu. ???
I'm experiencing the same problem after installing W7. I'm not able to start for the first time because W7 asks me for my login name and password.
Your solution works. Thanks for the tip. I even have the scrolling working now too, I don't know is it because of uneasy silence guys or bootcamp 3.1. Here is the site http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2009/11/14588/