Apple keyboard with pc

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Revomonster, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Revomonster macrumors regular

    Revomonster

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    While I am waiting to get a mac I was wondering if i could get an apple wired keyboard and have it work with my old pc which i have upgraded the operating system on, and it is not running windows 7. I really like their keyboards. Are they compatible with pcs running windows 7? (I hate my pc, and that is why I am getting a mac soon):apple:
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    as i have a dell zino hd which is running linux ..dumped windows 7 before first startup absolute no need for windows on a pc , but i can confirm at least that the apple alloy usb keyboard with numberpad works perfectly on a pc , even the function keys work , there is a linux app that enables to run the osx dashboard widgets in linux called jackfield , so even that key on the keyboard works one click dashboard turns up just like in osx

    so go ahead just connect it to your pc ;)
     
  4. xpipe macrumors regular

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    I use an Apple (wired) keyboard with my Windows 7 computer...no issues.
     
  5. Revomonster thread starter macrumors regular

    Revomonster

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    thanks. i am going to invest in one of those for my pc until my mac comes. Then I will not have to buy a keyboard for it!
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Where do you live? Apple US keyboard and Windows US keyboard are identical or close as (except you won't find a "Windows" key on the Apple keyboard). UK keyboards are a major pain to swap between Mac and PC because keys are in different locations.
     
  7. iZac macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, at least in the UK the key setups are different, my friend mooched my spare mac keyboard for his PC, and he's too lazy to re-map the keys. Ends up hitting # when he means to hit @ or something.

    On a separate note, i find it strange how easily I have adapted to PC and Mac keyboards in work/home use. I have an uncanny knack of remapping my brain when I'm at a different machine.
     
  8. Revomonster thread starter macrumors regular

    Revomonster

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    I am living in the US so I should be okay. DO the wireless keyboards work with pcs that have bluetooth?
     

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