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Can I use my bluetooth keyboard and magic mouse on windows?

 
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Steve Adams
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Can I use my bluetooth keyboard and magic mouse on windows? Reply with quote

Can I run my bluetooth keyboard and mouse for my mac through the bootcamped windows?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure you can. However, you'll probably need wired keyboard and mouse to set it up. Once you have the bootcamp software installed, it should work. I seem to remember it being very sketchy, though, as you have to re-pair the bluetooth devices when switching between OS X and Windows.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello. I just saw your post.

Yes wireless/bluetooth work great.

Wasn't sure if you needed more information, or successfully got your set up completed.

If not........ this is a method that many others and myself have used.

While you are in Windows.

1) Switch off the device you want to pair
2) Select "add a device" in the Bluetooth menu
3) Switch on the device (after few second it should get detected by windows)
4) Now, right click on the device and select properties. You should now get a window with the different services.
5) select the HID drivers for keyboard and mice and click OK (this is the important part)
6a) In windows 7 it should setup mouse and keyboard without any additional input.

I found that cure posted by S_ Eye at http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2057008&start=0&tstart=0

Hope it all works. I have really enjoyed having the W7 option for somethings. My wireless/bluetooth has worked fine with my Magic Mouse and Aluminum keyboard in W7.
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