Update on Logitech’s Mouse and Keyboard Drivers for Windows 7

For those of you who are using Windows 7 (and it seems plenty of you are…), I wanted to provide an update about our software development for mice and keyboards. In early August, we will release an update to our SetPoint software for mice and keyboards that is officially certified for Windows 7. It will support all versions of Windows 7 and will be available on our Web site.

Until then, you have a couple of options:

  1. You can use the built-in mouse and keyboard drivers in Windows 7
  2. You can use the most recent version of SetPoint (equivalent to beta-level support).

If you go with option one, you’ll get support for the three main mouse buttons, plus back and forward buttons if your mouse has them. For keyboards, you’ll have support for the F1 – F12 keys plus the Volume and Playback controls.

If you want to change the button or key assignments on your mouse or keyboard, or want full support for a mouse or keyboard with extra buttons (i.e. more than five buttons on a mouse or the extra function keys on a keyboard), you’ll need to use our SetPoint software.

We have two versions of SetPoint that work with Windows 7, depending on which mouse or keyboard you have. For all mice and keyboards except the Logitech G9 and G9x Gaming Mice, use SetPoint 4.72. For the Logitech G9 and G9x Gaming Mice, use SetPoint 5.1. Both versions are on our website and can be downloaded here.

When downloading SetPoint, you’ll have to select “Windows Vista” as your operating system if you plan to install SetPoint on a Windows 7 system. This is because Windows 7 uses the same driver architecture for mice and keyboards as Windows Vista. Thus, the current versions of SetPoint for Windows Vista are essentially beta versions of our upcoming drivers for Windows 7.

It’s impossible to test every computer and configuration out there, so it’s important for us to hear what isn’t working. We’d also like to hear what you think of Windows 7, especially the features you find most useful. We’re always on the search for new tricks!

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Senior Product Manager, Logitech

69 comments

  • I have a brand new cordless wave laser desktop that was just sent to me as a replacement. I am running Windows 7 64bit. The VC8 libraries did not install correctly every time I have tried installing setpoint 4.80. I have an Asrock motherboard with AMD 790fv and 2 radeon 4870 1gb with OCZ ram and an OCZ power supply.

  • Well what do you know, its the official Windows 7 release date and still no update from Logitech. Thanks for the BS for the last 3 mo. while we all waited for SetPoint for Win7 that “will be available by the official Win7 Release date”.

    You hardware can’t make up for your software forever……

  • My Brother has a dinovo Kyeboard wirh the mx1000.
    I use it becouse my keyboard is brocken up.
    I really like it but im Running Linux and the lcd does not work with it. Are there any drivers to fix this?
    I would be happy about it (and would buy the di novo as new kyebaord)

    • Hi linuxuser,

      Our keyboards are not optimized for Linux so some features may not be fully functional. Unfortunately we do not offer drivers for Linux.

      Best,
      Andy

  • How about my quickcam software to work under windows 7??
    I am not able to use it now ebcause of that.

    When shall it be available?

  • I’m afraid i have to agree with him it is total BS. Do companies strive to make things “future proof” by making them so ridiculously complicated and buggy that it needs future thinking to fix it. poor effort very poor. cant even keep upto date with a mouse driver pff

  • Update your BIOS people that solved alot of my problems with defective hardware. still doesnt work mind

  • Shame on Logitech for lagging behind the industry which has provided driver support for Win7 even before the software was released.

    Logitech product manahgers must have been sleping at the switch as they as they flew 150 miles beyond the launch of Windows 7.

    This is hardly the customer support I have come to expect from Logitecc

    Shame, shame, Logitech

  • Hi!

    For some reason my Logitech EX100 stopped working correctly with Windows 7. I already installed SetPoint and the problem persists.
    I can’t seem to type anything because the keyboard is activating functions instead of typing.
    At Windows logon for example, when I press the “s” button, it constantly opens functions of suspend or shutdown.

  • I have no less than three Cordless Desktop Pros I don’t want to replace when changing from Win XP to Win 7. Any chance that I can get the functions back on the extra keys and buttons? Play key, speaker control on the keyboard, thumb and middle button assignments on the mouse etcetera?

  • When can we expect the setpoint update for Windows 7? It should have already been availeble for a month. I don’t think it is to much of an efford to ajust a couple of simple drivers, is it? If I had the the I would do it myself. Right boys, wake up and step on it.

  • So basically the Logitech corporate position is everyone that has not bought new eg a keyboard in the last two years can get lost we are not interested in providing drivers for older product..

    So the beneficiary will be Microsoft as they say once you have been caught once you dont ever buy again so goodbye anything branded logitech

  • I have a problem with my laser mouse where it freezes for 1 or more seconds then starts working again. I have downloaded the latest set point and it does not resolve the problem. A fix for this would be wonderful.

  • I have a veteran Logitech M-BA47 mouse which has outlived 3 computers.
    It is fantastically comfortable to use and still works perfectly, so I don’t want to have to buy another one.Unfortunately it won’t work properly on either Windows 7 or Linux.
    Why won’t Logitech provide a suitable driver? Surely it’s not difficult to make the handful of buttons do what the user wants – an afternoon’s work for a competent programmer??
    If I am forced to buy a replacement mouse it most certainly won’t be a Logitech one.

  • Just upgraded my new pc from Vista Home Premium to Win7 Home Premium. Got a new Logitech Classic 200 keyboard to go with it. My problem is that after boot up, for about an hour, the kb works fine. Then some keys stop working. Typically it is the numlock key, the o, the down arrow, and I suppose some others I have not tried. Other keys continue to work. I have tried three different usb slots, with the same result. I also tried a usb to ps2 plug but the kb was not even recognized. Each time I have to reboot, the kb works for a while, and then I get the same problem.

    Any insight to what this problem is and how to fix it will br greatly appreciated.

  • I also have the veteran Logitech M-BA47 mouse (Dell branded) since 2002.I wish they have them in stock somewhere.So comfortable in my palm.Cannot find it anywhere or something similar ,why they stopped making them?

  • Logitech support just notified me that my Bluetooth V270 mouse is not compatible with Win7. Wow. Just Wow. My only issue is that the scroll wheel doesn’t work. Latest beta SetPoint doesn’t even recognize the mouse as being installed in spite of it working otherwise. It’s a MOUSE for crying out loud. And the V270 only has the normal two buttons!

  • I have 3 combo keyboard & mice. 2 of them are the MX3000 and the 3rd is an MX3200. They are laser and worked fine on windows XP. I now have windows 7 pro with an i7 processor. When will I be able to get drivers for these.
    I would appreciate a response.
    Leon Paulin

  • Its the end of november and SetPoint 4.80 still doesnt install correctly! When were you thinking of providing proper drivers for Win 7?????

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