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MisterKeeks

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I have an older, non-aluminum/aluminium keyboard that I would like to pair with a Windows computer. I can find the keyboard just fine when it is discoverable, and it isn't connected to another computer. However, whenever I try to pair, it does not give me a passcode, and eventually says that it can't connect, you may try again... If I type in a random sequence of numbers, and hit enter, it immediately tells me that pairing has failed.

Anyway, is there a helper app that can pair Apple keyboards with Windows computers?
 

MisterKeeks

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0000 is the default; try that before giving up.

No dice. Choosing to either input 0000 on the Windows computer or have the Windows computer generate a number immediately results in a connection failed screen.
 

Mark.g4

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sorry for necroposting.
my 1st gen magic keyboard no longer works, so on my imac 27 high Sierra + windows 10 I went back to using an old a1016 wireless keyboard.
The keyboard works well on mac os, but in windows 10 there are no drivers and the volume and screen brightness keys don't work.
Does anyone know if there are windows drivers for this keyboard?
Thank you.
 

xraydoc

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I have an older, non-aluminum/aluminium keyboard that I would like to pair with a Windows computer. I can find the keyboard just fine when it is discoverable, and it isn't connected to another computer. However, whenever I try to pair, it does not give me a passcode, and eventually says that it can't connect, you may try again... If I type in a random sequence of numbers, and hit enter, it immediately tells me that pairing has failed.

Anyway, is there a helper app that can pair Apple keyboards with Windows computers?
I've paired Apple keyboards with Windows PCs without problem before, however, you've got to make sure they're not already paired with a Mac. You have to make sure that you unpair with any Mac before pairing with another computer.
 
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