HELP! Don't know what keyboard and mouse to use when I install win 7 on my iMac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by walshy1009, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. walshy1009, Jan 1, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013

    walshy1009 macrumors regular


    Dec 27, 2012
    Victoria, Australia

    I just bought my new iMac 27 inch just before the new thin one came out and I'm just wondering can you use a wireless keyboard and mouse that uses a receiver which you plug in to a USB port to setup windows 7 because I've been told you can't use your apple keyboard or mouse and the only thing I got around the house is a keyboard and mouse which uses a receiver which you plug into your computer/iMac via USB. 1 micro receiver for the mouse and a another receiver for the keyboard. Thanks guys!

    Also. Is the installation a smooth one?
  2. Dduval macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2012
    I assume you are installing win 7 via boot camp?

    Yes, the install should go fine. Just follow on screen instructions via boot camp assistant...

    I used my apple "wired" keyboard and wireless apple mouse and had no issues. I did have to go thru the install process with out a mouse however.

    At least until the boot camp drivers were installed.

    You're probably better off using any wired usb mouse as well. I doubt your 3rd party wireless kB and mouse will work, best to get a cheap usb mouse...

    check link below as well:

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