Microsoft Keyboard And Mice Drivers For Windows 8

Following the release of Device Center for Windows 8, Microsoft has now updated its hardware products page to help users download Windows 8 compatible software and drivers for mice and keyboards. Users who have updated to Windows 8 can now download appropriate software to pair Microsoft mice and keyboards with Windows 8.

With the release of Device Center, Microsoft has confirmed that you don’t need to download separate drivers for your Microsoft keyboard and mice. You just need to download and install the Device Center software to start using your device with Windows 8. The Device Center takes care of the device installation and configuration. Once installed, you can use the Device Center to personalize and customize your mouse and keyboard settings.

Microsoft Keyboard & Mice Drivers for Windows 8

For instance, if you have Arc Touch Mouse and Wireless Laser Keyboard 7000, you don’t need to download separate drivers for these devices. Just download a copy of Device Center and install it.

The current version of Device Center software supports following mice and keyboards:

# Arc Mouse

# Arc Touch Mouse

# Arch Touch Mouse Limited Edition

# Arc Touch Mouse Limited Edition Artist Series

# Touch Mouse

# Touch Mouse Limited Edition Artist Series

# Explorer Touch Mouse

# Explorer Touch Mouse Limited Edition

# Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000, 7000

# Wireless Laser Mouse 5000, 6000 (v2.0 & v3.0), 7000, 8000

# Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000, 3000, 3000 Limited Edition, 3000 with Nano, 3500, 3500 Limited Edition, 3500 Limited Edition Artist Series, 3500 Studio Series, 4000, 4000 Limited Edition, 4000 Studio Series, and 6000

# Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 4000

# Wireless Mouse 1000, 2000, 5000

# Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000

# Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0, 2000, 5000

# Express Mouse

# Explorer Mouse

# Explorer Mini Mouse

# Basic Optical Mouse

# Comfort Mouse 3000, 4500, 6000

# Compact Optical Mouse 500 v2.0

# Comfort Optical Mouse 3000

# Notebook Optical Mouse 3000

# IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0

# SideWinder Mouse

# SideWinder X3, X5, & X8 Mouse

# Wheel Mouse Optical


# Arc keyboard

# Natural Ergonomic keyboard 4000

# Internet keyboard

# Digital Media and Digital Media Pro keyboard

# Digital Media keyboard 3000

# Comfort Curve keyboard 2000

# Wireless Entertainment keyboard 7000 & 8000

# Wireless Comfort keyboard 5000

# Wired keyboard 400 & 600

# SideWinder X4 & X6 keyboard

# Natural Wireless Ergonomic keyboard 7000

# Wireless Natural MultiMedia keyboard

# Wireless keyboard 800, 1000, 3000, 3000 (v2.0)

# Wireless Laser keyboard 6000 (v2.0 & v3.0) and 7000

Microsoft yet to release drivers for webcams and headsets. We will update this article once Microsoft releases more updates for its hardware products. Please note that Device Center is only for Microsoft hardware products paired with Windows 8.

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  1. Peter McNicol says

    I multi-boot because I test software and unfortunately Windows 8 has broken my use of Bluetooth/Wireless Keyboard because Microsoft’s dongles don’t carry different passwords one needs to install without a passkey manually. Windows 8 prevents this.

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