Microsoft Adds ARM64 Support to Its Mouse and Keyboard Center App

Posted on January 18, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows 10 with 5 Comments

Microsoft quietly released a major new update to the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center app. And with the latest update, Microsoft is adding support for ARM64 devices (via Neowin).

That means if you have a device with an ARM processor, you will now be able to use the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center app. That includes Microsoft’s new Surface Pro X, of course.

For those unfamiliar, Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center app lets users configure a range of Microsoft peripherals. It’s a pretty handy tool that allows you to configure Microsoft keyboard and mice.

With the new update, Microsoft is also adding support for a couple of new devices, including:

  • Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard
  • Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse
  • Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard
  • Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse

You can get the new ARM64 version of the installer from the official site here to be able to install the app on your ARM device.

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5 responses to “Microsoft Adds ARM64 Support to Its Mouse and Keyboard Center App”

  1. siliconforestry

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  2. angusmatheson

    I am really excited for ARM based computers. It is interesting to see these two differences approaches - windows evolving “down” trying to bring its rich legacy apps with it. And apple using its rich ecosystem of iPad apps. Neither is quite perfect for an ARM computer - and they are desperately trying to add what is missing. It seems to me so far the ARM based PCs have been disappointments (although the surface pro X seems close enough that I was tempted to buy it over the surface pro 7 I finally went with) while as super iPads the iPad pros seems to be successes - yet they are for from having everything you need to be full computer replacements. And will the future have x86 and ARM running side by side? Or will ARM destroy x86 the way x86 destroyed Power PC chips?

    • ghostrider

      In reply to Angusmatheson:

      There are already billions of ARM based computers out there - except almost zero run Windows. I'm just not convinced this second push for Windows on Arm is going to come to anything - again. The Surface Pro X has been made to be desirable in looks only - in functionality (and x86 emulation terms), it's a dud. Even MS potentially realize this, with their own fork of Android on what may (or may not!) become a fifth - or sixth - attempt at a mobile device people might actually want to buy if their new foldables are ever actually released.

    • Martin Sjöholm

      In reply to Angusmatheson:

      I got the Surface Pro X (writing this on it) and I am super happy with it. It has tremendous performance, and good battery life. The instant on and always connected makes this feel very much like what an iPad could be. Actually I now use it much more than my iPad Pro. It's the perfect office computer. It is not for developers or for video editing, but I'm very happy with it.

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