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Windows 7: Bluetooth mouse and dual boot

25 Feb 2011   #1

Bluetooth mouse and dual boot

Years ago when Windows 7 was in the beta and RC stages I dual booted, both Windows 7. The bluetooth mouse I used was located and installed on both OS, and whichever one I booted to the mouse remained connected from the start, result happiness.

When Windows 7 was released the final version behaves differently, same set up dual booting two Windows 7 OS, but the mouse cannot remain registered to both OS between restarts, result misery. I went back to using a non bluetooth mouse.

I now want to use a BT mouse again and would like to know if there might be a solution to this? So in a nutshell, boot to OS 1 (Windows 7) locate and install BT mouse. Reboot to OS 2 (also Windows 7) locate and install BT mouse. Reboot back to OS 1 and BT mouse is not registered anymore.

As I say this behavior changed with the final release, before that the mouse remained good on both OS.

Any idea if I can resolve this?

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26 Feb 2011   #2


Yes - don't have a dual boot setup. It makes no sense whatsover to have two instances of Windows 7 installed for dual booting.
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27 Feb 2011   #3


What an odd perspective to take, we can all have set ups that are unique for whatever reasons you wouldn't understand.

But back to the question, there is a simple solution which is to add the device without pairing it, interrupt the pairing procedure, add the mouse as a bluetooth service then cancel pairing.
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