Installing Windows 7 with a wireless keyboard and mouse possible?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tsurisuto, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    I've managed to get to the setup screen of Windows 7 using my Mac minis wireless keyboard and mouse, but my mouse and keyboard don't seem to work. What do I do? The wireless keyboard and mouse worked fine during the installation of Windows 7, but I can get passed the setup screen without enter my name and computer name.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    the bluetooth devices need to pair up in order for them to work. So your best bet is to borrow some wired devices.
     
  3. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that sucks! I don't have anyone to borrow a keyboard and mouse from, and I don't want to have to buy another keyboard and mouse. I have a MacBook, is there a way to utilise it's keyboard?
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Nope. You can't get all the way through a Windows install with a Bluetooth keyboard. That's just how it is.

    A spare wired keyboard/mouse is a good thing to have though, especially if your batteries go dead.
     
  5. Tsurisuto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to install Windows 7 on my MacBook and then copy it over to my Mac mini somehow?
     
  6. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    OS installations are hardware-bound. So no unfortunately.
     

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