Magic Mouse doesn't work in Windows XP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ravenvii, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    I just got a Magic Mouse. It works perfectly in OS X, but when I boot into Windows XP, it doesn't work at all. I read that the Bluetooth Update 1.0 is for the new iMacs only. But I read that others got the mouse working, just without the scrolling.

    How do I get the mouse to work in XP? Thanks.
  2. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

    The mouse should defiantly work in XP! Now if it does not work there are some steps that you can follow to get it to work

    1. Unpair the Mouse in Mac OS X
    2. Boot into Windows
    3. Pair the Mouse in Windows
    4. Enter no passcode or Passcode 0000 (maybe it is three 0s I cannot remember)
    5. Boot back into Mac and repair in Mac

    Then you are finished and the mouse should work on both sides!

    Hope this helps,
    King Mook Mook
  3. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

    Also, this may sound silly, but have you made sure that you have the latest updates for Boot Camp on Windows and if not you should get them and see if that fixes your problem!
  4. ameldrum1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2008
    i was having trouble with this also, but got it working without too much fuss...

    Boot Camp 2.1/Win XP

    go to control panel/bluetooth

    add device, turn magic mouse on, xp will find it

    select the new device then click properties, then select services

    there should be an unchecked box titled "Drivers for... etc (HID)"

    tick this box, hit ok - this seems to be the key to getting it working

    pair the device (doesn't seem to need a passkey, otherwise just use 0000)

    mine is connected without a passkey though... working as a regular 2 button mouse, no scrolling. interestingly the pointer speed is WAY faster than in OS X

    have fun!
  5. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Yeah, my biggest issue was that I didn't have any other mouse to use :eek:

    But I just bought a wired mouse, so no worries - thanks for the instructions! :D
  6. ingemann macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2010
    magic mouse again

    I tried the suggested paskey for the mouse "0000" and it still didnot work under my windows.
    I then searched for the device again in the ADD window, and could see two new devices.
    I added the imac mouse device with password "0000" and it still didnot work.
    Then I added the number named device and used empty passkey.
    Then the mouse magically worked for me.:D

    So apparently the new Magcic mouse has to be installed in two sessions to work.:eek:
    And Apple of course doesnt give any hints but a confusing direction to give a selfmade password, which is impossible under MacOS and WinXP.:mad:

    Too bad.

    regards from Denmark
  7. OVZ macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010
    I am not sure what I'm doing wrong.

    Following the Discover Bluetooth Device dialog, XP (pro, SP 2, 32-bit, under Bootcamp) finds the mouse.
    I have 4 options about passkeys, and have tried no passkey and entering 0000.
    So far so good, but under Services in both cases, the tick in Drivers for... leads to a popup Access Denied.
    The cursor has never twitched under XP.
    Needless to say it's flawless under Snow Leopard.

    Could someone who has done this all successfully please run through the full instructions in detail, as I am sure that I must have missed out a step somewhere.

    I have found a supposed driver to enable scrolling in XP, but haven't touched that yet.
  8. Soelen macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    I have another weird problem under XP, seems like I'm the only one with that D:

    My magic mouse is just working for maybe 60 seconds, after that I have to wait ca. 60 seconds again until it's working again, I have no idea what's the problem with my mouse or the bluetooth stick D: Any Suggestions?
  9. Exolhar macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Magic Mouse & WinXP under Boot Camp (Snow Leopard)

    Once I have added my Magic Mouse in Bluetooth I can use it without any problems (all functions). However, every time I reboot, I must repeat the process. When you say "pair" and "unpair", do you mean "uninstall" and "install"? I wish to buy myself an Apple Wireless Keyboard. But I won't if I can't solve this problem. Thank you for all the help you can give me!
  10. DonCarlos macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2009
    Las Vegas
    I did find a solution that worked for me (perhaps it will help someone else). Follow this step by step, while you are in Windows. This also works whether it is a Magic or Mighty mouse and whether it's for W7 or XP.

    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

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