No PS/2 Keyboard Support

By Gouge
Aug 23, 2015
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  1. I have installed the free upgrade to Windows 10 (64 bit) on my desktop PC. Other than having to download a few additional W10 drivers, everything seemed to work OK, until I installed the Mouse and Keyboard Center. My keyboard is a Microsoft Digital Media Pro keyboard connected via PS/2. Although the log shows the conversion successful, I have lost all of the function and hot keys. It operates as a basic typing keyboard, but that's about all. As it is not a USB device, the keyboard is not recognised.

    I don't really want to change my keyboard as I find the additional keys extremely useful. I have a PS/2 to USB adaptor, but I guess that isn't sufficient. I used the Intellitype/Intellipoint drivers with Windows 7 (64 bit) and had all keys functioning. I did try to re-install the W7 drivers, but failed.

    Any ideas on what to do?

  2. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,585   +250

    The keyboard came out around ten years ago for XP so maybe it has a USB connector rather than one for PS2? Windows 10 has no WMC so those media function keys could be redundant.
  3. Gouge

    Gouge TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 129

    The keyboard definitely has a PS/2 connector, but also came with a PS/2 to USB adaptor.

    I'm not too worried about the media keys for WMC. There are 5 assignable hot keys (Favourites) at the top which I use a lot. I also use the Function keys for specific programs. None of these now work.
  4. Gouge

    Gouge TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 129

    Errr!!! Many apologies. I just checked the connector and, while it is plugged into the PS/2 port, it is via a USB/PS2 adaptor. (The back of the PC is under a desk so was hard to see properly.) I took off the adaptor and plugged the keyboard directly into a USB port and, guess what - the keyboard is now recognised and can be configured. So problem solved!! Thanks bazz2004.:)(y)

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