Wireless Mighty Mouse on Windows XP

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi there!
    I was wondering if it is possible to connect wireless mighty mouse to Windows XP! If so, how?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I haven't had much luck getting it to work in Bootcamp, but it works just fine when I start up my Bootcamp XP partition in Fusion.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I read that somewhere too, but I already have stuff installed on XP, and I do not want to uninstall it. Hopefully a driver will be available soon!
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I use the bluetooth mighty mouse without any problem when I do boot into windows. Just go into the bluetooth devices section and follow the instructions to search and connect to the mouse.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did! And it detected it as well! But it does not work!
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    You can point Fusion or Parallels to run your Bootcamp partition too. You don't have to uninstall or reinstalling anything.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Bluetooth mouse in xp

    I've got a similar problem but with a Microsoft bluetooth notebook mouse, it was recognised immediately by OS X and works great, but I can't get it to work in bootcamp (XP), it conneects but it is not set up as mouse. I connected a friends logitech mouse in bootcamp without a hitch but I didn't try it in OS X. I tried installing Microsofts intellipoint drivers to no effect (Apart from intellipoint constantly crashing in vmware:( ).
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    It perfectly works and the installatin is pretty straight-forward.

    Just double click the Bluetooth icon on the taskbar and look for the Mouse. When it discovers it, it'll prompt you for a NIP or code thing... It's 0000.

    After that, the computer does the rest of the job.

    It's very simple actually.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, I got it to work, except that now, everytime I restart, I have to refind the mouse and it reinstalls the driver! Why??

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  10. macrumors newbie

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    I screwed up my bootcamp partition after trying to remove parallels tools. During re-installation of windows xp in bootcamp my bluetooth mouse automatically connected and worked fine, after installing the bootcamp drivers, I had to add it manually through the bluetooth settings but it remained connected when I restarted bootcamp. After adding vmware tools the mouse no longer connects in bootcamp even though it is still there as a device in the bluetooth settings, its quite frustrating.

    So it looks to me like vmware tools is interfering with bluetooth in bootcamp, but I can still add the logitech bluetooth mouse without issue.

    To my mind if one works surely the other one should to.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Is anyone having the slight problem of having to click the bluetooth mighty mouse/keyboard a few times for it to connect?

    I couldn't find any sort of "auto-connect" setting in Bluetooth Device control panel, maybe you guys could point me in the right direction.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    I know this is probably a stupid question but how do you go in and add the wireless mouse if you can't get the mouse to work in the first place? I tried to install Windows XP with Bootcamp on my mother in laws iMac and after the install I can't get the mighty mouse to work. Any suggestions? Do I have to use a wired mouse to manually go in and add the bluetooth mighty mouse?
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Yes, you use a wired mouse if the wireless mouse doesn't work... unless you are telekinetic or are NEO and can mentally enter the machine code world. :)

    You also must make sure you installed Bootcamp correctly, because you need to update your Apple software within Windows, as it downloads Bluetooth drivers that autoconnect the keyboards and mice. After that, if it still isn't recognized you have to pair the devices from the Bluetooth menu, and in my experience you need to do that 2 or 3 times before it takes. (first won't see it, jiggle the mouse until it sees it, pair it... repeat until it properly saves the settings).

    But most of the time, in XP 64-bit anyway, it recognizes it immediately without any installation.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    JUST incase anyone else was having this issue i would say that this is the BEST resolution. God knows i can't find my mighty mouse info booklet now!

    Thanks OP!
     
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    Mine works. I just added it using the bluetooth device install wizard or something and every time I boot up, after a few clicks on the MM, it will work.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, the passcode IS 0000. I tried creating my own but it won't work cuz it say it won't connect to my mouse. However when I tried 000, it connects!!! thanks buddy
     

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