Samstag, 23. Februar 2008

apple wireless keyboard on pc running vista x64


do you want to use your apple wireless keyboard on any pc?

i've successfully tested the special keys (includeing FN-KEY) on my vista ultimate x64.

you need:
pc
blue-tooth stick
apple wireless keyboard
leopard 10.5.2 macosx dvd (including the bootcamp drivers)

first of all i made my wireless keyboard working with my pc. (blue tooth key, ...)

then i installed sharpkeys http://www.randyrants.com/sharpkeys/ and changed some keyboard mappings for german keyboard (<> ^°, right-alt to delete,(screenshot))


insert bootcamp dvd and start AppleKeyboardInstaller64
ive noticed that keyboard now was correctly identified as apple keyboard HID-device

i thought creating a systemrestorepoint could be useful and then i installed the bootcamp64.msi.

reboot an the apple wirless keyboard was running fine with fn-key and media function ;-)

fine-tuneing: i setup to use F1-F12 keys (not the media keys)
to be the default function.


special thanks to following site which gave me the idea installing the bootcamp drivers ;-)
http://rickvandelaar.wordpress.com/2007/10/06/using-apple-aluminium-keyboard-on-vista/

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