Who didn’t see this coming? Apple’s latest multi-touch capable Magic Mouse now works on Windows. Yes you heard it right, from Windows XP to Windows 7, it can work on them all. But this is not an official update from Apple, rather it was done by hacking the Apple’s Bluetooth Update. Thanks Dan! Now I can’t wait to get my hands on the Magic Mouse. Download links for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are given below.
Those who have used Magic Mouse know that people have a love-hate relationship with it. On one hand it is utterly useful if configured correctly, on the other hand the sensitive touch can be a tad too much for power users. Nevertheless, the drivers only allow users to use the basic functionality of Magic Mouse in Windows. You can left click and right-click just fine, even scrolling works. But don’t expect the swipe effects to work since they are only exclusive to Mac OS X.
We all know that Apple Magic Mouse cannot be natively used with a Windows PC. Though this is true, there is a known workaround out there to get help you get the Magic Mouse to effectively work on a PC.
Step 1: Verify Bluetooth Support And Buy This USB Adapter If Your PC Does Not Have It
You will need to verify your PC already has Bluetooth support. If not, you will need to purchase this adapter. It is HIGHLY recommended to purchase this exact Bluetooth adapter shown here as it has been tested & proven to work with the Magic Mouse. There is a great deal of adapters out there that have been proven to NOT be compatible with the Magic Mouse. Take this as a warning if you decide to buy a different one.
Step 2: Download The Unofficial Magic Mouse Driver Installer
In order to make this process the easiest it can be, you will need to download this Magic Mouse driver installer. This will install the initial driver that will allow you to pair the Magic Mouse with your PC and get the basic functionality. If you have additional questions check out the software’s ‘help’ page here.
Step 3: Download and Install Magic Mouse Utility
In order to get advanced features like natural scrolling and a usable battery gauge, you will want to download the Magic Mouse Utilities software. This utility will need to run in the background at all times in order for all your Magic Mouse features to work. Luckily, there is a check box within its settings that will allow it to automatically load at startup and take away the need to manually start it every time you reboot your computer.
Step 4: Pair Your Magic Mouse With Your PC Via Bluetooth & Enjoy!
At this point you are ready to get on with the pairing process and start enjoying your Magic Mouse while using your Windows PC! According to their website, anyone who is having trouble trying to pair without a code should try to pair with the code “0000″. Further help information can be found here.
For Mac users:
These drivers are not meant for those who are running Windows on Macbook using Bootcamp because if installed correctly, your Magic Mouse should automatically connect. This is because Apple installs the necessary drivers required for your Magic Mouse to work on Windows. However, if you are using Hackintosh or have installed Windows without Bootcamp, then you will need these drivers to make the Magic Mouse work. Again, it should be noted that it only activates the basic functionality of the Magic Mouse in Windows.
Please note this method has not officially been tested by me personally and I cannot guarantee that it will work in all cases. Also keep in mind this is a workaround and not an official method that is approved by Apple. Use at your own risk!