Apple Wireless Keyboard under Windows 7

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by juttz, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. juttz macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2008
    Hi all,

    I'm having a strange issue getting my Apple Wireless Keyboard to run on my new HTPC under Windows 7 (64 bit). I can get Windows' bluetooth manager to detect the keyboard, and I can input the pairing code, following which Windows seems to install a bunch of drivers, but then I get no response from the keyboard at all.

    The thing I find strange is that the keyboard works when I punch in the code numbers, but never before or after.

    I also have a Magic Mouse which works perfectly.

    Once paired and installed, the keyboard is displayed in Windows' driver manager as a "Bluetooth Peripheral Device", so I'm wondering if the issue is that Windows isn't recognising the device as a keyboard.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks heaps, in advance.
  2. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    This is what worked for me with the Apple wireless keyboard, might give
    this short guide a shot if you're still having trouble.
  3. juttz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2008
    Thanks guys, but no luck with any of the tips in those links. It's very strange. I tested the keyboard on my iPad, and it worked perfectly there too, so it's not a hardware issue as far as I can tell.
  4. joepotter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2010
    I had the same issue, just search or get the Driver from BootCamp, install it and your done :)

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