Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center: Get the most out of your Mouse & Keyboard

If you are running Windows 10/8 and are using any of the recently released Hardware keyboard and Mouse, then you should install this software released by Microsoft. Some of you may have already used the Microsoft Device Center app for Windows, but this new application from Microsoft called as Mouse and Keyboard Center helps you make the most out of your Microsoft keyboard and mouse. It supports many of the earlier Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse too.

Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center

Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center


If you are using Microsoft Keyboards and Mouse, they work on Windows as default with generic drivers to get the basic functionality – but you might have installed IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro drivers to get full support for the devices, including some special specific features of that device.

You may have been required to install different drivers for Mouse and Keyboard. Now with the new Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, you don’t have to. It offers a common unified drive for Microsoft Mice and Keyboards. It has an easy-to-learn Windows interface. You can use it to create new shortcuts that make tedious tasks a breeze.


The Microsoft hardware which is connected to your PC is represented with its replica in the application that makes it very easy to understand and configure.

Using this application, one can view and change the basic settings and app-specific settings for all connected devices in one place. It also provides access to an online Troubleshooting library and provides how-to info tips for various features.


Some older Microsoft devices are no longer supported in Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center; however they are still supported by the IntelliPoint/IntelliType Pro software. You may check the lists of devices to confirm which software supports your device here. You can see the underside of the device to get the name of your device.

When you start the app, if your Microsoft keyboard/mouse is connected, it’ll automatically detect and provide the configuration page displaying a pic of the connected device as shown in the above pics. The experience is much better than the earlier Microsoft application, so give it a try.

Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center application is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. You can check out the details here at Microsoft Hardware.

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