Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: are keyboard & mouse 64 bit?

29 Apr 2012   #1
ray smith

Windows Ultimate sp 1 64 bit
 
 
are keyboard & mouse 64 bit?

hi all,

i got a question, are keyboard and mouse also 64 bit? i mean i have 64 bit os, so do i need keyboard and mouse that are 64 bit?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Apr 2012   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

No. There's actually no such thing as a '64 bit keyboard or mouse'.

Depending on which keyboard and mouse you use, you simply use the x64 drivers and software for them. Most have both x86 (x32) or x64 drivers depending on your OS.

Basically, you can use any keyboard and mouse and it will work, regardless of Operating System.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2012   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

You are to make only one thing sure ... buy those with appropriate ports ... usb or ps2, as per your hardware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Apr 2012   #4
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It's not the hardware that needs to be 64 bit, its the driver for the hardware that needs to be 64 bit. A 64 bit OS requires 64 bit drivers. The built in Windows generic drivers for keyboard and mouse can handle just about any wired keyboard or mouse on the planet. A wireless keyboard or mouse might be a problem if its some obscure make or model.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 are keyboard & mouse 64 bit?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
2.4 Ghz wireless keyboard mouse driver not found (Penguin mouse)
I got a wireless mouse Penguin Ambidextrous Vertical Mouse | Posturite. It is supposed to use generic windows 2.4 Ghz adapter. However, windows 7 is unable to find any drivers. The screenshot of device manager is appended. I tried various other ways e.g. take out other USB devices, reboot etc. I...
Drivers
Mouse scroll and keyboard stop working until left click of mouse
After about 1 minute the mouse scroll and keyboard stop working until I left click mouse. Tool bar on browser also greys out but comes back after left click. Video and sound also are choppy. Not sure if this is related. Flash keeps crashing. Any ideas whats wrong? Windows 7 pro. Asus desktop. This...
General Discussion
Keyboard + Mouse
Sorry if this is in the wrong topic im using Windows 7. Just got my Computer and for some reason i cant hold a Key and Move the mouse at the same time.... i know its not really a big problem but its been bugging me lately
Hardware & Devices
keyboard & mouse lag in IE8
Recently I have been experiencing serious but intermittent keyboard lag, also lag when scrolling with mouse wheel, cursor competely freezing at times. It seems to only occur with IE8. Closing the browser and reopening usually cures the problem - but only briefly before it starts again. Anyone...
Browsers & Mail
new keyboard + mouse
ok so our original dell set packed in. we had to make do with a crappy cheap thing for a few days. today we got a Microsoft wireless laser desktop 5000 i must say its a really nice pair. very comfy to use. however it does say that the set is vista compatible and 7 compatible. i cannot...
Hardware & Devices
Keyboard & Mouse
Iv been using windows 7 x64 for around 3 months now and it has been great, but now my keyboard & mouse dont work anymore, i turned it off at night and in the morning when i switched it on had no keyboard/mouse. Im having to use a ubuntu live cd because i have no control in windows 7, havnt got...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App