I have been using an Apple Magic Mouse "1" for quite some time now on my Windows 10 PC and I was very content except the damn batteries that needed replacing every once in a while. So I bought an Apple Magic Mouse 2. Shouldn't be that difficult, right? Disconnect the "1", connect the "2" and go!
Nope. The mouse works fine except it doesn't scroll.
- I've (re)installed the latest
AppleWirelessMouse64.exefrom the Bootcamp support software (tried both 5.1.5722 and 5.1.569) and also the BlueTooth driver.
- I've tried switching the mouse off and on again (disconnecting, reconnecting), rebooting, unpairing and (re)pairing
- I've tried MagicUtilities; at first it installed but then my mouse became near unusable. The pointer would jump instead of move with second+ intervals, the mousebutton(s) didn't react to anything. Even not after rebooting, again trying all of the above with pairing, unpairing, switching off and on etc. On boot the mouse worked fine; I could click and move it without issue until MagicUtilities loaded (in the taskbar). Then it seemed to break. So I then uninstalled the software. However the mouse still kept "jumping". It turns out MagicUtilities also installs a driver
but doesn't uninstall itdidn't remove it in my situation. Uninstalled the driver manually, which failed for some reason on several occasions, but, a couple of reboots and "persuading" later I had my mouse (or mice) finally back to where I got started.
But, still, the MM1 scrolls just fine, the MM2 doesn't want to. Here's some more of my findings:
Both mice connected doesn't seem to cause any trouble but, for every step above, I also tried with only the MM1 or MM2 connected.
Since I've exhausted all of my ideas (I also tried looking at the registry to find differences etc. (didn't change anything ofcourse)) I tried to go back to giving MagicUtilities another, rather reluctantantly, shot; however: it won't install anymore: "
The required Magic Mouse Driver installation failed. Error code is -2147418112". Again, I've tried rebooting etc. but that doesn't help anything.
Oh, I have even tried:
- Connecting the MM2 to my MacBook air. Scrolling works fine. Ofcourse.
- Since my MM1 has a name like "
<joe's mouse>" I even tried renaming the MM2 to "
<joe's mouse>" on the MacBook and then going back to my PC, connecting the MM2 (solely) and hoping it would pick up the MM1's settings. To no avail, as expected. But there's always that little spark of hope...
- Disabling Bluetooth Battery Monitor, thinking it may interfere somehow. Didn't make any difference. It does, however, report two mice and two battery levels which is nice.
So now I'm sitting here, at my desk, with a MM1 and MM2, simultaneously (and consecutively) connected and working all fine and dandy EXCEPT for the frikkin' scroll on the MM2 whereas my MM1 scrolls just fine. Thats €89 down the drain...
So... now what? Anybody with the tip to get my beloved MM2 to work on my Win 10 64bit machine?