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Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard/mouse software

  1. #1


    Donald McDaniel Guest

    Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard/mouse software


    Just downloaded the latest Microsoft keyboard/mouse software for my
    keyboard/mouse set, and Vista won't allow me to install it.

    What do I do? My keyboard/mouse do not work as they should. In addition, I
    purchased a new Bluetooth Keyboard/mouse desktop, and I want to be ablel to
    use them in Vista.

    What do I do?

    Any responses about this problem graciously received.

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    Donald L McDaniel
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  3. #2


    Zapper Guest

    Re: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard/mouse software

    Honestly you don't wan't to hear this but...

    If you "need" full functionality, you should not be running beta software.

    You downloaded the Mouse and Keyboard software for Windows XP, that is not
    the OS that you are currently running, so it is not surprising that they do
    not install/work. I am using the MSFT Wireless Keyboard/Mouse set and 90+%
    of the functions work, the only thing I have found not to work is that I can
    not assign actions to the favorites keys..but since I do not use them, that
    is not an issue..

    I have not bought the Bluetooth keyboard so I do not know anything about how
    they work.


    So in answer to what you do...wait for Vista to be released to retail, or
    wait until drivers are released for your devices.

    "Donald McDaniel" <orthocross@wildblue.invalid> wrote in message
    news:euL81SvlGHA.4444@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Just downloaded the latest Microsoft keyboard/mouse software for my
    > keyboard/mouse set, and Vista won't allow me to install it.
    >
    > What do I do? My keyboard/mouse do not work as they should. In addition,
    > I purchased a new Bluetooth Keyboard/mouse desktop, and I want to be
    > ablel to use them in Vista.
    >
    > What do I do?
    >
    > Any responses about this problem graciously received.
    >
    > ==
    >
    > Donald L McDaniel
    > Please reply to the original thread.
    > =================================================================
    >



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  4. #3


    Peter Guest

    Re: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard/mouse software

    I have the identical Bluetooth KB and Mouse. They work in Vista because
    Vista loaded basic drivers for them but you won't be able to install
    Intellipoint/Intellimouse software therefore you can't get the extra
    functionality of programmable keys etc.

    --
    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    P4 D865GBF HT @ 3.0ghz 2.0gb DDR 450gb HD
    ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    Soundmax 4.0 Audio

    "Donald McDaniel" <orthocross@wildblue.invalid> wrote in message
    news:euL81SvlGHA.4444@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > Just downloaded the latest Microsoft keyboard/mouse software for my
    > keyboard/mouse set, and Vista won't allow me to install it.
    >
    > What do I do? My keyboard/mouse do not work as they should. In addition,
    > I purchased a new Bluetooth Keyboard/mouse desktop, and I want to be
    > ablel to use them in Vista.
    >
    > What do I do?
    >
    > Any responses about this problem graciously received.
    >
    > ==
    >
    > Donald L McDaniel
    > Please reply to the original thread.
    > =================================================================
    >




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  5. #4


    Donald McDaniel Guest

    Re: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard/mouse software

    "Peter" <ex-brit AT rogers DOT com> wrote in message
    news:eFG2BEwlGHA.2136@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I have the identical Bluetooth KB and Mouse. They work in Vista because
    >Vista loaded basic drivers for them but you won't be able to install
    >Intellipoint/Intellimouse software therefore you can't get the extra
    >functionality of programmable keys etc.


    I certainly found this to be true myself. Thanks for telling me what I
    already knew.
    They both work well in Vista, but as you say, I cannot program the keys.
    In addition, while the mouse wheel works in all browsers, the wheel on the
    keyboard refuses to work.

    ==

    Donald L McDaniel
    Please reply to the original thread.
    ===================================================



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  6. #5


    Copenhagen Guest

    Re: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard/mouse software

    I wonder whether there is a command line switch to have the
    Intellipoint/Intellimouse software packages ignore the OS. My experiance is
    that it is often the case that it is only the installer package itself that
    is a problem and that the installed software is fine irregardless.

    Might be worth trying.

    BTW I have the same Microsoft hardware and it is odd that they are not in
    the forefront providing driver support for their own products at the same
    time that they expect other manufacturers to rush to provide support for
    their new OS product.

    "Donald McDaniel" wrote:

    > "Peter" <ex-brit AT rogers DOT com> wrote in message
    > news:eFG2BEwlGHA.2136@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > >I have the identical Bluetooth KB and Mouse. They work in Vista because
    > >Vista loaded basic drivers for them but you won't be able to install
    > >Intellipoint/Intellimouse software therefore you can't get the extra
    > >functionality of programmable keys etc.

    >
    > I certainly found this to be true myself. Thanks for telling me what I
    > already knew.
    > They both work well in Vista, but as you say, I cannot program the keys.
    > In addition, while the mouse wheel works in all browsers, the wheel on the
    > keyboard refuses to work.
    >
    > ==
    >
    > Donald L McDaniel
    > Please reply to the original thread.
    > ===================================================
    >
    >
    >


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  7. #6


    Zapper Guest

    Re: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard/mouse software

    I am running Vista x64, so I installed the newest Intellimouse/Type for XP
    x64(5.58?). It worked fine. I think I might have checked to install in XP
    SP2 compatibility mode.

    "Copenhagen" <Copenhagen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BC1E4056-56C2-43C3-B4FE-2E8DB317E72C@microsoft.com...
    >I wonder whether there is a command line switch to have the
    > Intellipoint/Intellimouse software packages ignore the OS. My experiance
    > is
    > that it is often the case that it is only the installer package itself
    > that
    > is a problem and that the installed software is fine irregardless.
    >
    > Might be worth trying.
    >
    > BTW I have the same Microsoft hardware and it is odd that they are not in
    > the forefront providing driver support for their own products at the same
    > time that they expect other manufacturers to rush to provide support for
    > their new OS product.
    >
    > "Donald McDaniel" wrote:
    >
    >> "Peter" <ex-brit AT rogers DOT com> wrote in message
    >> news:eFG2BEwlGHA.2136@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> >I have the identical Bluetooth KB and Mouse. They work in Vista because
    >> >Vista loaded basic drivers for them but you won't be able to install
    >> >Intellipoint/Intellimouse software therefore you can't get the extra
    >> >functionality of programmable keys etc.

    >>
    >> I certainly found this to be true myself. Thanks for telling me what I
    >> already knew.
    >> They both work well in Vista, but as you say, I cannot program the keys.
    >> In addition, while the mouse wheel works in all browsers, the wheel on
    >> the
    >> keyboard refuses to work.
    >>
    >> ==
    >>
    >> Donald L McDaniel
    >> Please reply to the original thread.
    >> ===================================================
    >>
    >>
    >>



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    Re: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite keyboard/mouse software

    Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Hardware - Download Software

    This link should take you to the download page for Intellipoint/Intellitype Pro. Now, as for me, I have the older Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard 1.0A, which comes with software compatible only for Windows XP, per the error message. What I did was download the Vista compatible software from the link above; even though my keyboard wasn't listed for the Vista compatible hardware, I choose the closest hardware to what I have. Voila! Most of the buttons are identical, if not all of them. I have yet to try the Intellipoint software, but when the list for compatible hardware popped up, my Microsoft Wireless Optical 2.0 was actually listed! Now, I have full functionality of my older keyboard, right in Vista. I have tested all buttons on my keyboard, and they work perfectly, just as designed. Sindce the mouse was listed, I can more than assure you that it is going to work as well.

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