I've been researching all over the net for solutions on how to get my Apple Wireless Keyboard (the Bluetooth one) running on my Win 7 x64 PC (no Mac) as soon as it gets delivered by mail (should be any day now). I'm looking forward to use it to control the aforementioned PC from my couch while it's displaying on my plasma screen. On my google search - I thought the best solution might have something to do with getting Apple's Windows drivers for their keyboards out of their bootcamp package - I stumbled upon this thread and read through it to be prepared and get my AWK up and running as soon as it gets here. I signed up to this site to be able to download the various files provided by some of the contributers to this topic (thanks maxxxxxx, M4xim, ...), but - obviously - couldn't try any of them yet.
Anyway, the requests for the keyboard drivers supplied in Apple's recent bootcamp 3.1 update got me to do a little more research, which led me the instructions posted there
. After a bit of fiddling with the x64
should be similar) installer package I think I have succeeded.
I've attached the contents of Binary.Keyboard_Bin to this post for anyone to try out but mind that I don't have my Apple Wireless Keyboard yet so I wasn't able to try this out myself.
I couldn't find BootCamp64.msi necessary to follow M4xim's instructions
in the bootcamp 3.1 distribution so I've added also attached the BootCamp64.msi provided by M4xim for convenience. If somebody successfully used this installer in conjunction with the updated drivers I provided at the bottom please let me know.
In the meantime, I experimented a bit with 'decompiling' / altering the BootCamp64.msi and it turns out (surprise -.-) all of it's content can also be found in the "PCW_CAB_BootCamp" file you get when unpacking the BootCampUpdate64.msp file included in the original BootCamp_3.1_64-bit.exe. I created my own installer with a program called MSI Package Builder Professional
(the Trial works just fine for my purpose) which besides creating own MSI Packages lets you monitor the changes made to your system by an .msi Installation. I inspected the BootCamp64.msi M4xim provided in his package with this program and replaced the files with their respective counterpart from PCW_CAB_BootCamp. I didn't bother to update the help files for languages other than german and english as it requires a lot of filename-trimming for each "BootCamp.Resources_XX.lproj_BootCampHelp.chm" and "BootCamp.Resources_XX.lproj_Resources.dll" together with placing them in their respective subfolder.
I've attached my self-compiled "bootcamp64 3.1 installer" for anyone willing to try, but as stated above I couldn't verify whether it's working yet so I take no responsibility.
I'll let you know how this turns out as soon as I get to try it myself, in the meantime I'm happy about any more contributions to this topic. Keep up the good work
@ marc22: I had some issues getting the multimedia keys on my Logitech PS/2 "Natural Keyboard" to work with applications in windows 7 (not limited to iTunes) when they are out of focus. The instructions posted here
helped me to get all the keys working again with whatever application (media player, itunes, foobar, vlc, ... only to name a few) so I suggest you give it a try.