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Wireless Keyboard/Mouse under Windows 7 RC + Boot Camp

116921 Views 31 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2010 7:59 AM by Larry Monsoon RSS
  • kkita Calculating status...
    Thank you very much for the tip!!!!!!!!!! The Keyboard and mouse is working with no problems.

    Turning off the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power worked for me with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and mighty mouse.
  • shfle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks so much for this, it was driving me nuts! Everything working fine after this fix.

    iMac 20" 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Harry Erwin Calculating status...
    Works erratically for me.
    MacBook Pro 15/2.33, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2 GB RAM, 128 GB hard drive
  • KraZyDMoN Calculating status...
    *Harry Erwin*: Everytime you restart your computer, you have to re-install the device drivers? If it is, I think you have to wait for apple to release the driver for that!

    *To the rest:* Glad that the tip work for you guys

    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • markmc78 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    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?
    iMac 20" (Early 2008), 2.4Ghz Intel, 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6), Apple wireless keyboard & mouse
  • Harry Erwin Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    I seriously doubt it. It hasn't for me. I think it's a driver problem.
    MacBook Pro 15/2.33, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2 GB RAM, 128 GB hard drive
  • Nadav Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
    Its a windows problem.. Apple mentioned that by the end of the year a revised bootcamp will come out.
    2008 Mac Pro Octocore/AHCI Windows 7, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 24" Apple LED Cinema Display w/MDP
  • cid =p Calculating status...
    Hi, thanks, this problem was taken my sweet dreams...
    I had the same problem...
    But, now it's work very fine!

    If some one need help in portuguese... let me now!
    Se alguém precisar de ajuda em portugues... me avise!
    mac book, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • cjongo Calculating status...
    all of these answers worked at one time or another but apple updated bluetooth and keyboard and mouse died...the only fix was to roll back driver in device manager for mouse and keyboard!!! nov 7
    several, Windows Vista
  • Side_Step_Society Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    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.
    Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.2), It likes to eat children.
  • fripples Calculating status...
    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
    mac pro 8 core, Windows 7
  • absmienk Calculating status...
    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.

    MacBook Pro
  • Robin Bos Calculating status...
    Same here..
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • JudyInMaine Calculating status...
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    Apr 15, 2010 4:57 PM (in response to S_eye)
    Thank you so much for this info, I spent all day today trying to hook up my wireless keyboard and mouse and had two calls to apple with no results. You had the answer and I thank you so much for taking the time to get your info "out there"
    imac 24, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • murometz80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 14, 2010 2:25 PM (in response to S_eye)

    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


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