Using Wireless mighty mouse in Window XP?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hohohong, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. hohohong macrumors 6502

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    I have a PC now. Just ordered MBP but won't be able to get it end of this month.

    I have also pruchased a mighty mouse and have it on hand now. Can I use the wireless mighty mouse on my PC? I have a BT dongle.
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    It works with the inbuilt bluetooth just fine. :)
     
  3. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Not on a real PC. The wireless mighty mouse will work in windows on a mac (using bootcamp) but not on a real windows machine.
     
  4. rhildinger macrumors member

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    Not true... I'm using it right now on a ThinkPad T60p with built-in bluetooth. No bootcamp in sight. When you try and pair the laptop with the MM, the laptop asks for a passkey, which for the MM is "0000".

    -Robert
     
  5. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Out of curiosity are you using XP or Vista on the T60p?

    My little brother has an HP tablet running XP pro. I bought him a bluetooth mighty mouse for his birthday last year and we couldn't get it to work. It showed up in the bluetooth menu but refused to pair. I never even got to the passkey stage.

    I contacted apple and they said it would only work in XP on a mac. A couple of forums confirmed this.

    My brother's middle school is updating all of the tablets to Vista this summer. He absolutely loved the mighty mouse and was really disappointed it wouldn't work. If it works in vista he might be able to use it after all.

    EDIT:

    From Cnet:

    I wonder if it's dependent on the type of computer. I tried it on a Sony Vaio, the HP tablet, and an Asus laptop all running XP pro and couldn't get it to work on any of them.
     
  6. rhildinger macrumors member

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    Windows XP. All I did was use the "add a bluetooth device" portion of the bluetooth stack and added the MM. It added the device, and then shortly a message popped up indicating that the mouse was trying to pair with the laptop, and asked for a passkey. I entered "0000" and the mouse was then able to assume control of the cursor. The only thing that might make a difference here is that I'm using the Broadcom bluetooth driver/stack, and not the microsoft one.

    -Robert
     

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