Can you use an Apple wireless keyboard on a PC running Windows?

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  1. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    I would like to bring my my wireless keyboard to the office to use it with a Dell running Windows XP, is this possible?
     
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  4. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm having a really hard time getting it to connect. It recognizes the keyboard, but nothing happens when I try to type with it. The computer is a Dell.

    Help please!
     
  5. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can anyone offer any advice on how to get this to work?
     
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    To get all the keys to work you're gonna have to put in your leopard disc and it should install the drivers for the keyboard.
     
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    On a Windows machine? :confused:
     
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    yes of course, the Leopard disc contains the bootcamp drivers which anyone has to use if they install Windows on their Mac. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just to be clear the issue is that I cannot get the keyboard to pair with the machine via bluetooth. This is not a basic bluetooth pair issue, but one more likely tieed to compatability between the Apple keyboard and Dell machine. There must be someone out there who has figured out how to get this to work. Thanks again for the advice, I'd love to figure out an answer.
     
  10. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    You should try the Leopard install disc thing though. I know it may not make sense, but it won't hurt, and often someone who knows what they are talking about may offer advice that doesn't make sense.... until it works.
     

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