Using apple keyboard and mouse with Windows Desktop

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Abdulhaq, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Abdulhaq macrumors member

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    I am trying to use apple wireless keyboard and apple wireless magic mouse on a Windows 7 Desktop PC but both of them do not work even after adding the Bootcamp drivers. Kindly help me to resolve these problems.
     
  2. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    It's a one way street; Mac's work OK with almost any keyboard and mouse, but the Apple keyboard and mouse don't play with others.
     
  3. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Both cost pennies. Just give up and get a set at Best Buy. Probably won't cost more than 25 bucks, which is a hell of a lot less than the time you're taking to try to make it work.
     
  4. Kaida macrumors regular

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    did you get the right bootcamp version? mine was detected ok.
     
  5. Abdulhaq thread starter macrumors member

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    I have very limited desktop space on my computer table. I have two monitors and both of them are connected to macmini and windows pc in multi-display mode. I don't have space for additional keyboard and mouse for the windows desktop therefore I want to use the mac wireless keyboard and wireless mouse on the windows desktop as well.
     
  6. Julien, Aug 6, 2016
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    Julien macrumors G3

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    No device drivers means it is not going to happen. You might find some 'homemade' drivers on Github that may or may not work well.
     
  7. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    You should get a KVM switch (one that supports dual displays, obviously) and connect the receiver for a Logitech keyboard / mouse pair to it.

    Inherently, you're only going to drive yourself nuts by forgetting to turn the system you're not using off with using a bluetooth keyboard / mouse and trying to share them between systems (and sending keystrokes where you don't want them going).

    Just easier to have a switch designed for this managing it for you (and, no, I haven't priced them in years, so no recommendations...you should do some research) :)
     

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