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Al Loper Level 1 (55 points)
Hello All,

I recieved my Magic Mouse and it works great under OSX but I couldn't get it working under Windows at all. Searching here and around the web, I've compiled a guide on how I got it working. Hopefully, Apple will release proper drivers in the future but for now, here is what I did:

Turn mouse off...if you have already tried installing, remove the device and then turn the mouse off. To remove it, open Start, type "Devices" and press enter. Select "remove device"...Now let's get started:

1) Update the Bluetooth Driver.
Open Device Manager.
Start > (Right Click Computer) > Properties. Click Device Manager in upper left of this window. Double click (Bluetooth Radios), Right click on "Generic Bluetooth" and select "Properties". Open the Driver tab and then select "Update Driver". Click "Browse my computer for driver software". On the next screen, towards the bottom, click on "Let me pick from a list of device drivers...". Uncheck "Show compatible hardware". Select "Apple" and then "Apple built in bluetooth". Done

2)In the notification area of the task bar, right click on Bluetooth icon and select "Add a device". Turn on your mouse. It will show up on screen. Right click on the mouse icon. Select Properties. Select the "Services" tab and check the "Drivers for keyboard, mice, etc". The mouse may disappear from the screen since it's been added. Windows is still looking for other devices so click "Cancel".

3) Disable power management for Bluetooth Radio. Open device manager, open Bluetooth Radios and right click on "Apple Bluetooth". Select the "Power Management". Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".

4) Reboot computer. Mouse should be working in Windows 7/Vista now.

* If you reboot and your mouse is still not working, click on the mouse two or three times. On my system, the mouse will not begin working until I do this, every time I boot my system. *

Hope this helps,

Al

Macbook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Sascha H-K Level 2 (330 points)
    i have connected magic mouse on the first attempt to my mbp with win7 32bit bc.

    left/right click ok, but no scrolling ..
  • donald0330 Level 1 (0 points)
    Is Apple planning on creating a native Windows 7 driver for the Magic Mouse that supports scrolling? If so, when?
  • AcidBurn Level 1 (40 points)
    I have the new 27" imac with both osx and windows 7, under windows 7 i do have to click the mouse once for it to start working, however the scroll feature does work in some windows/applications. for me i believe it works in windows windows, but not like firefox. So i hope they do make a fully functional driver for windows 7, as i like the magic mouse's scroll feature.
  • FrankMtl Level 3 (630 points)
    And just like that, I have a Magic Mouse working with Vista..except scrolling but I can wait.
    Many thanks Al for your walkthrough!
    Cheers
    Frank
  • Al Loper Level 1 (55 points)
    Same thing with me...have left/right click but no scrolling. I can live without that for now but it would be nice if Apple releases a full driver for Windows. I've never been a fan of Apple mice but I must say, I like the Magic Mouse! Just happy for now I can use it it both OSX and Windows 7...

    Al
  • Al Loper Level 1 (55 points)
    No problem at all...I just tried compiling everything into one place. Thanks to all that have posted here and around the web with the details!

    Al
  • amandapl71 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey Thanks so much on the advice to get the Magic Mouse to work in Windows 7. It did work but as per others the scrolling doesn't work which is a bit of a let down so may use it in Mac at home and not at work in Windows 7. Hope Mac fix the issue. Anyone got any suggestions on getting the microphone and speakers to work in Windows using Skype or Sight Speed? In Skype the other person can't hear me but in Sight Speed I cant hear them. Have tried everything and dont really want to do the headset thing?
  • Arnaud Puiravaud Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello,
    I did not need to make changes on Windows 7: I have the right Bluetooth driver (I'll still check this evening on returning).

    My problem is that when I add the mouse in Bluetooth devices, I see it, I click on "next" button, but nothing happens.
    I left it running for a while, but nothing happens.

    Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong?

    I have an iMac from late 2007.

    Sorry for my English, I am French.
  • Arnaud Puiravaud Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, it's done.
    It was point 3 that was problematic. I do not know why, but without wired mouse, impossible to click on "Drivers for keybord, mice, etc." then it's been 3 days that I use Windows with only the keyboard.

    Finally, thank you for your post
  • mister klippel Level 1 (0 points)
    if you go to

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL952

    then download this package
    and extract the AppleWirelessMouse.exe or AppleWirelessMouse64.exe

    you then can run this on your windows PC and execute this
    this enables scrolling functionality of the Magic Mouse


    do not execute the downloaded file directly because it will tell you it doesn't run on this computer ( which is logical because of pc hardware =/= Mac hardware )

    i hope it works for everybody

    for me it does..

    it recognizes my Magicg Mouse and i now also have scrolling enabled
  • Arnaud Puiravaud Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    I tried this update: it only works with the new iMac.

    Since my previous post, the mouse works in Windows 7 with left click and right click. For the moment it is enough for me:)

    Thank you for your post
  • jaiminmodi Level 1 (0 points)
    Works like charm now...Thank you!
  • reserves Level 1 (80 points)
    This blog post that explains how to get scrolling working

    http://blog.wedigital.com/post/How-to-get-Apple-Magic-Mouse-Scrolling-working-in -Bootcamp.aspx

    Worked perfect for me

    Message was edited by: reserves
  • reserves Level 1 (80 points)
    Above fix is for Bootcamp, not windows in general.
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