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How to connect the keyboard to your computer

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SUMMARY
The Microsoft Keyboard includes adapters for both the PS/2and Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports on your computer. You can connectthe keyboard to the computer by using one of the following methods:

PS/2 and USB (Recommended)

When you connect the keyboard to both the PS/2 and USB ports on yourcomputer, you are can use all the features and functionality of theMicrosoft Keyboard, including the USB ports on the keyboard.

USB Only

When you connect the keyboard to the USB port only, you are can useall the features and functionality of the Microsoft Keyboard, but mayexperience problems if your computer does not support HID (Human InterfaceDevice) class USB devices.

PS/2 Only

Use this method if your computer does not support HID class USB devices.If you connect the keyboard to the PS/2 port only, you cannot use the USBports on the Microsoft Keyboard.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about how to determine if your computer supports HID class USB devices, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
191772 USB devices may not be detected by Windows 98

To obtain more information about USB support for your computer,contact your hardware manufacturer.
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Article ID: 232439 - Last Review: 10/11/2007 23:44:31 - Revision: 5.3

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