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  1. #1


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    OS X Lion and Windows 8

    Windows 8 and Magic Mouse...


    Hello everybody. I've just installed it through Boot Camp on my iMac. Of course I could not install Boot Camp drivers ( as a matter of fact no need to install drivers for resolution - iMac 27 - or network or sound ), and that brought me a problem. The scroll is not working because I'm using a Magic Mouse. My question is: Does anyone here knows how to configure this mouse ( if it is possible of course :grin: ).

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    Windows 7 x64


    Well in short you screwed for now until Apple comes around.
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    Windows 7


    unless someone made a custom driver for the device - unlocking functionality that apple blocks in their own driver for magic mouse/trackpad.........
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos View Post
    Hello everybody. I've just installed it through Boot Camp on my iMac. Of course I could not install Boot Camp drivers ( as a matter of fact no need to install drivers for resolution - iMac 27 - or network or sound ), and that brought me a problem. The scroll is not working because I'm using a Magic Mouse. My question is: Does anyone here knows how to configure this mouse ( if it is possible of course :grin: ).
    Ok so I was able to get my Magic Mouse complete with scroll functionality to work in 32bit Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I haven't tested this on the 64bit versions, so I am not sure if this method works for them. I also don't know if this will work for anyone else, or if I just got lucky. Here is the steps I took.

    1. Download the 32bit ISO version of Windows 8 Developer preview and burn to disc.

    2. Run the Boot Camp assistant on OSX.

    3. Select the option to download the boot camp drivers as ISO and burn them to use later.

    4. Partition your hard disk as you see fit and install windows 8.

    5. After you have finished installing Windows 8 you will notice that the mouse seems to work, but doesn't have scrolling functionality. Also, the volume keys on the keyboard don't seem to work. (Tip: To use the numerical keypad on older mac keyboards, press the clear key. It acts like the num lock)

    6. Insert your Boot Camp driver disk that you created earlier and install the drivers. After finishing the install, it will tell you to restart. After a long restart(just wait), Windows 8 starts and you now will have no mouse.

    7. Using your keyboard, start typing "devices"

    8 Use your keyboard to arrow down to "Settings" hit enter.

    9. Now arrow down to add a device. Windows should open up the devices window and start automatically looking for new devices.

    10. While the app is searching for new devices, turn you magic mouse off and then on, by using the switch on the bottom. Windows should find the mouse and you can then press enter to install device.

    11. After trying to install you should see a window that says installation failed. But......you should notice that you now have full mouse functionality.


    Hope this works for you too.
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    Windows 8


    Gr33nthumb, how did you manage to install the Boot Camp drivers in Windows 8?

    Mine won't install because I don't have Windows XP, Vista or 7.
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