Wireless USB mouse with Windows on Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by chewbacalips, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. chewbacalips macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2011
    Computer: MBP (December 2010)
    Primary OS: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6
    Secondary OS: Windows XP SP3 via Bootcamp

    Windows drivers installed after installing XP? YES, I installed the drivers via the OS X installation disc.

    Symptoms: When in Windows XP mode, I tried using a using a USB wireless mouse. However, the controls go semi-haywire when doing so. It appears to be producing rapid-clicking on its own. The problem goes away about 10 minutes after unplugging it (although it's wireless, I do have to plug in the USB receiver into the MBP).

    Does anyone else have this problem? Any idea on a solution?

    I tried playing with the Bootcamp control panel in Windows, as well as the USB devices options in the Windows XP control panel. No luck yet.

    PS, the mouse is a plug-n-play device. No drivers needed.
  2. DonCarlos macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2009
    Las Vegas
    Hmm. Although this is for setting up with a wireless MM and/or keyboard, see if this helps. Good luck and keep us posted.

    While you are in Windows.

    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 http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2057008&start=0&tstart=0

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