Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday Quickie: Installing Windows Drivers for Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse & Magic Trackpad

Well that was easy!

Unlike previous methods, with the latest release of the BootCamp software, installing drivers for the Apple Keyboard, Wireless Magic Mouse, and Wireless Magic Trackpad couldn't be easier, as all the driver installers are nicely placed in a folder and are ready to go.
  1. Download the BootCamp 5.0.5033 software (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1638)
  2. Extract the ZIP file somewhere (e.g. c:\temp)
  3. Drill into the following folder
    • c:\temp\BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple
  4. Install the drivers
    • AppleKeyboardInstaller64.exe
    • AppleMultiTouchTrackPadInstaller64.exe
    • AppleWirelessMouse64.exe
    • AppleWirelessTrackpad64.exe
  5. Reboot.
The down side (if you consider it as such!) is that Boot Camp 5 only support 64-bit windows. For 32-bit Windows installations you'll need to revert to an older Boot Camp version and a more complex installation process.

The OTHER downside is that the "stuttering mouse" bug still appears to be there for me at least. :(

4 comments:

Gilles Cahn said...

You kind of saved my life with that article !
Thank you so much :=)

Nick Bailey said...

Agreed! While the main Bootcamp installation exe says it's uninstallable on my Win8 pc, the individual installers are possible to install and just need to be isolated (and verified).

Bob Sagit said...

Thank you, the link was very helpful! I used this on a regular (not actually Apple) box that just happens to have an Apple keyboard connected

Bob Sagit said...

Thank you, the link was very helpful! I used this on a regular (not actually Apple) box that just happens to have an Apple keyboard connected