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Old 07-11-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Question New Keyboard

i recently purchased a new (but slightly old model keyboard), it has one of those green plugs to put into the old school socket. I plugged it in and it hasnt picked it up by itself, he sent me a floppy drive for installation, i dont have a floppy drive. So whats the easiest way of installing it guys?...I could put it onto disk using a laptop...
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Keyboard

ive never heard of an older keyboard using a floppy to install.

I have an old school kayboard too, with the green socket and plug and it recognizes it right when I plug it in.

You may have already tried this, but try turning off your computer, plugging it in and then turning it back on.

Or go to

Start>Control panel>printers and other hardware>keyboard>hardware tab

and see if it is recognized there. It should say

Location: plugged into keyboard port

Then you can troubleshoot.

If its recognized, your keyboard may be a dud.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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i hate floppy, ill try rebooting...sigh
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Keyboards don't normally require a floppy to install unless they have all those hotkeys and stuff on them. Especially those older keyboards like PS/2 those should just be plug and play.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:55 PM   #5
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Thanks PC noob, it only needed a reboot, its got those media hot keys on thats why i think. Still dunno y he sent me a floopy instead of a cd. Thanks guys.
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