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benttu85 Calculating status...
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Aug 9, 2007 6:28 PM
I have been looking for a slim keyboard to work with my Windows Vista laptop. Will the new wireless keyboard and mouse work with my Vista machine?
Windows Vista
  • Conal Ho Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Aug 10, 2007 1:47 PM (in response to benttu85)
    I am sure the new wireless keyboard will work with your Windows machine. However, it won't have all the functionalities that it can have on a Mac. For example, the eject button may not work and the volume buttons may nor work either. But standard functions such as Function keys and the alpanumeric keys should work. Only the specialised functions may have problems.

    As for the wireless Mighty Mouse, I think that works too but again you lose some of the special functions. I think, for instance, you can only scroll vertically and not horizontally.
    MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.16Ghz, 2GB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.4.10), iPod Video 60GB, Wireless Mighty Mouse, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Nokia BH-900
  • koushien Calculating status...
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    Aug 11, 2007 7:15 AM (in response to benttu85)
    Does the wireless keyboard need specific driver to run in Windows environmrnt? Or just the standard BT profile will work?
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • pkkkkkkh Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2007 8:32 PM (in response to benttu85)
    No it won't work with windows and i was unable to pair it and use it in both vista or xp.....
    you can pair it but it will not work....
  • Dan Downs Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2007 1:13 PM (in response to pkkkkkkh)
    Yes it will! Im using it to type this message! It works great...
  • Dan Downs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2007 1:38 PM (in response to pkkkkkkh)
    Once you pair the keyboard the add new hardware wizard will need to run in the background to install the driver just like plugging in a new usb version. If it does not start on its own you may need to manually run it from the control panel...
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    Oct 5, 2007 7:10 PM (in response to Dan Downs)
    I have tried pairing mine with windows, but on the configuration screen that is supposed to give the passcode I'm to enter into the keyboard before hitting enter, it's blank and therefore unable to pair. tried everything from rebooting to reinstalling BT software. Using a broadcom BT dongle on a brand new Core2Duo Dell Windows machine (at the office, use Mac at home). Currently using the new aluminum wired keyboard on the same machine and works like a charm (used the Bootcamp keyboard driver). any ideas?
    iMac 24" Core2Duo, MacBook CoreDuo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • pkkkkkkh Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 6, 2007 2:52 AM (in response to benttu85)
    i tried widcomm stack, no luck and went back to microsoft stack and use the no pass key to pair, it seem to pair OK and the hardware installed also pop up, however when clicking again at the bluetooth device i found that no device is connected....
    and the only stack that work is bluesoleil but it only support csr chipset...
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    Oct 8, 2007 4:08 PM (in response to Dan Downs)
    hello dan, i am struggling to get this beauty working. do you have any tips? xp recognizes, pairs, wizard runs and gives the ok but the keyboard won't work, just flashes it's little green light at me. appreciate any thoughts, ryan
    30GB Black, Windows XP
  • Ryanoscerous Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 10, 2007 1:25 PM (in response to benttu85)
    I bought the d-link dbt-120 bluetooth module and i am now typing this on my beautiful little keyboard! Hard to find though, had to order from amazon $29. Good Luck all!
    30GB Black, Windows XP
  • toys4t Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 18, 2007 4:53 PM (in response to Dan Downs)
    How???
    Mac Mini 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Lovemymac
  • toys4t Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 18, 2007 4:57 PM (in response to Ryanoscerous)
    Ryan,
    How did you get it to work? I use bootcamp in the windows envir & no problem with my wireless apple keyboard just have to turn keyboard off & on several times & wha-la it gets discovered on its own finally, but not the case with the newest critter in the house - the mighty mouse - -tried shutting down system, turning system on -nothing
    help
    Mac Mini 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Lovemymac
  • Ryanoscerous Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 19, 2007 4:28 PM (in response to toys4t)
    Hey, I just uninstalled all the windows bluetooth drivers and installed the dbt-120 according to the literature and voila, it worked. I am having an issue where it's like a key sticks repeating the letter ad infinitum until I power off/on the keyboard. I will get to the bottom of it eventually. Sort of a bummerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr:(
    30GB Black, Windows XP
  • Samurai Blues Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2007 7:29 PM (in response to Ryanoscerous)
    Yes Sir it WILL work with windows. Definitely. I am not using a D-Link bluetooth dongle though coz i cant seemed to find it in retail stores where i am from. its some brand called Tiga. Anyway, a check on its properties reveal that its Broadcomm.

    After i got it, i immediately tried it with my MBP. it succesfully set up in my winxp partition. So with renew-ed hope i went home to try it on my pc running on vista

    Done my fair share of stupid things trying to make the keyboard make friends with my pc; like installing boot camp drivers on my pc. LOL!

    So, how do you get this to work? Simple. I think the problem most pple face when pairing this keyboard to windows is that.. they don't have an idea if its ON or OFF. Make sure discovery is on, then on yr keyboard. Depress the power button for abt 3 seconds or till the green power light starts flashing, then release. Search and follow on screen instructions. i asked it to assigned a passkey to me, and i just typed it in using the keyboard and pressed enter. Voila, there you have it, bt wireless keyboard set up on Vista.
    1st Gen MBP & Intel C2D PC, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Bob-D Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2007 2:22 PM (in response to Ryanoscerous)
    HI.  Did you ever get the repeating key problem figured out?  I have successfully paired my wireless keyboard with my Dell but am now getting the "stuck key" problem.  



    I read about a keyboard driver (BthKicker.sys) that is included with bootcamp and was wondering that would help if I installed that on my Dell.



    Thanks.
    Mac Book, Mac OS X (10.4.10), OS X Server
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