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I recently went to an apple store and baught the apple pro keyboard. I tried to run the exe from the bootcamp cd on my beige box windows install and it didnt work- said that the software didnt support my hardware is there anyone that knows how i can extract the driver from the exe? Thanx alot- Mechmess

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The Apple keyboard should just work with Plug n' Play.

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It works for the most part but there are small things that dont work like the number pad, the eject key, and some of t he plus or minus buttons- i know that there are other programs out there like meymappers i could use but i want ot use the apple driver

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I, sadly, don't have a "real" Intel Mac so I can't use Boot Camp and get the drivers. I want one though :blink:

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clear key on the 10-key is "number lock" ... hit that and you'll get that pad working... (minus the clear key)

I'm no genius, but I doubt that there is such a driver for the keyboard to rid the differences...

If you do find a solution, post it up...

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I had a tool called AppleK some time ago, but i don't remember where i got it.

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the keyboard works well on XP (except there is no 'print screen' key and eject key doesn't function). The driver the colonel and others (like myself) are talking about on the disc made from boot camp is only for the eject key, I believe.

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If you use Pacifist to open the BootCamp package, you will find a disk image. Mount the image and open it and find an exe named: "Install Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP.exe".

I wonder if just running that (80 MB) exe would give everything you need plus some.

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yer the guy is right.

I used apple keyboard pro all the time on xp with that program, u can easily configure any key u want (even break / printscreen etc)
u gotta pay for it tho, 1.45i cracked is easy to find ;)

works great,takes up 2 mb ram.

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In case people are having trouble grabbing the Apple keyboard drivers (or just can't) for the new aluminum keyboard, I've put them online:

http://www.adamdachi...amp_drivers.zip

When you download those, you'll need to install the Boot Camp Control Panel in order to get things working with the keyboard. If you try to run just the executable for the keyboard it won't work.

Also, here's a doc that goes over mapping:
http://docs.info.app...l?artnum=304270

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Thank you so much Adachis! <33

Edit: I got this thread from Google and just realized how horrible of a bump this was. Sorry.

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I found a downloadable version of Boot Camp that got my apple keyboard working with all of it's features and here is a link
Boot Camp 2.0 drivers




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I recently found a link to a utility that allowed me to customize my apple keyboard and reassign those function keys to do what I want.
The original blog that let me to the sharpKeys link

http://www.wintellec...d-on-vista.aspx

and the link to the free software

http://www.randyrant...rpkeys_211.html

I was able to assign all the extra keys on the keyboard to get it to do what I want. It appears to work with my mouse. Be warned that this writes things to the registry so don't remap your entire keyboard and make your computer unusable.

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If you want to print screen on a pc with a mac keyboard go to link below

Download "Applekeys2"

and F13 will work as a printscreen




http://www.dieselstation.com/software/

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ive got the new apple alluminium keyboard with numpad and the play/pause, next track, previous track and volume keys aren't working. i tried several drivers but they all didnt work out
so, can you help me guys?

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ive got the new apple alluminium keyboard with numpad and the play/pause, next track, previous track and volume keys aren't working. i tried several drivers but they all didnt work out
so, can you help me guys?

1) install driver for KB from http://supportdownlo..._3.1_32-bit.exe
then reboot and install
2) Unofficial Apple Wireless Keyboard Support for Windows http://code.google.com/p/uawks/
it 100% work for win7 32 with Apple aluminium USB keyboard

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Great replies from everyone, but here I have another solution.

http://www.kudzuworl...0080101.en.aspx
Gives a nifty little script that works with www.autohotkey.com and has support for Cmd-Tab, Cmd-F10,11, and 12, and the Eject button, among others. I downloaded the alternate version.

It does not replace the apple keyboard driver (which enables the Fn button) and there's no fancy Mute/volume up/down translucent feedback like Bootcamp does, but it is quite a treat for such a small script. It keeps it simple, avoiding the need to download and install 381MB of data just for a keyboard.





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