Many great applications created by Microsoft cater to users’ needs. One of the reasons Windows has succeeded all these years is because of that. One of those applications is the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. Many people have not heard of this application, which is unfortunate since it provides complete customization for the Microsoft mouse and keyboard.
The problem with this application is that it is a 32-bit application and only works on 32-bit versions of Windows. The application requires the registry key to be created for the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. You need to know a few things about the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center before you use it. First, you need to be running an earlier version of Windows. Second, if you do not have an older version of Windows installed on your computer, you will not be able to run the application. Third, even if you do have an older version of Windows installed on your computer, you still may not be able to run the application. The reason is that Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center is a 32-bit application, which is not supported on 64-bit versions of Windows. The good news is that there is a way to work around this issue. I provided you with the download links for this app and a detailed review of it in this article.
Introduction of Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center
The Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center is an application that helps you get the most out of Microsoft mice and keyboards. It gives you customization options for Microsoft mice and keyboards.
You will soon discover that Microsoft’s mouse and keyboard only work as generic and default drivers when you purchase and use them with Windows. The user is unable to use many of the special features of these devices because of this. Generally, users had to install certain Microsoft keyboard and mouse drivers to access the special functionality before the mouse and keyboard center application came along.
The drivers for these Microsoft keyboards and mice were IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro. The users had to install two separate drivers, which was a much more roundabout solution. There is no need to install any extra drivers now that the Mouse and Keyboard Center app has been released, which is the successor to both the IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro combined. In general, anyone who uses a Microsoft mouse or keyboard will find this app extremely useful. Microsoft keyboard and mouse users can make the most of their peripherals by using this utility.
Features of Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center
The Mouse and Keyboard Center replaced two separate programs that controlled Microsoft mice and keyboards – IntelliPoint and IntelliType. The program is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions and integrates with the “Modern UI” of Windows 8 and above. If the user has connected mice and keyboards to the PC, the program will automatically detect them when it is launched after installation. A screen magnifier, a pointer precision enhancer (DPI changer), and macros can also be recorded, along with the option of reassigning buttons and keys.
As detailed below, Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center support USB devices; it does not support (automatically detect and configure) PS/2, Bluetooth, and some older USB devices. Most of them are still supported in the latest versions of IntelliType Pro and IntelliPoint.
New Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center ARM64 Support
A new version of Microsoft’s mouse and keyboard center app has been released for ARM64 processors. The Mouse and Keyboard Center app did not work on ARM64 processors until this update. As part of this new update, Mouse and Keyboard Center now supports the following devices:
- Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse
- Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard
- Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard
- Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse
- Microsoft Surface Pro X and other Windows 10 ARM PCs.
Microsoft developed Windows 10 S for low-spec laptops, but the Mouse and Keyboard Center is unavailable.