Solved Looking for Windows 10 Driver for Microsoft Natural Keyboard

February 28, 2017 at 16:40:24
Specs: Windows 10
I am looking for a driver for my Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard 1.0A. The keyboard is working fine on my Windows 7 computer but is not even recognized under Windows 10. I can't find any drivers online. Can anyone help me please? Thanks

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#1
February 28, 2017 at 17:07:24
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Driver support stopped at Win7, but it should work without any special drivers being installed. If it doesn't, it's time to move on & buy a more modern keyboard.

https://www.microsoft.com/accessori...


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#2
February 28, 2017 at 17:27:18
I assume you restarted the computer after inserting the keyboard plug.

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#3
March 2, 2017 at 19:22:25
Try the link below for help with that.

http://www.driverscape.com/download...


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#4
March 2, 2017 at 23:44:49
Thanks OtheHill but apparently this does not work under Windows 10. Also it came up in hyroglyphs for some reason. I guess I really have to get a new keyboard event though this is a shame as this one is a really good one and it served me well :-)

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#5
March 3, 2017 at 04:13:25
Did you download the driver update utility from that link?

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#6
March 3, 2017 at 11:23:52
I didn't because I tried one of those updaters before and found that they usually charge you

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#7
March 3, 2017 at 12:39:51
I thought that link was to a Microsoft site. Looking again, you are correct, it is 3rd party.

Is that keyboard a PS/2 type? If so, you may be able to use a USB adapter. Windows 10 no longer supports PS/2 keyboards.


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#8
March 3, 2017 at 15:29:02
See the link below. According to MSoft if your keyboard is not automatically supported you can install Windows intellitype to get it installed.

https://www.microsoft.com/accessori...

You could also try installing it in a compatibility mode.

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#9
March 5, 2017 at 19:12:48
Hi,
Thanks but it seems my keyboard is not supported.

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#10
March 6, 2017 at 05:49:32
Have you tried using the compatibility mode?


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#11
March 6, 2017 at 13:22:16
Yes, doesn't work either. Thanks again for all your help.

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#12
March 6, 2017 at 14:46:34
Well, good luck finding a keyboard with lots of features like multimedia controls. I couldn't find a single one that states it is supported by Windows 10.

I have three Microsoft Internet keyboards, including the Pro version I am currently typing on. Didn't realize what type of keys these have until researching. There are 3 types of key actions. I think these are mechanical. May not be but they make noise when typing. Mechanical are making a big comeback now. Seems as though they are faster when gaming. Also, wired keyboards have less latency, which is also important when gaming.


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#13
March 6, 2017 at 16:21:50
I'm using a mechanical keyboard (Cherry G80-3000 - wired).

I'm not a gamer but I touch type and it is like a breath of fresh air. Fast and much more snappy than those membrane keys, which relatively speaking are like typing onto a soggy cucumber. I've had it since November 2015 and never looked back. I could never see the need for a wireless keyboard with a PC.

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#14
March 6, 2017 at 16:34:12
Wireless keyboards can be useful if you use your 60" smart TV to go on the internet. My sons gave me a Logitech combo about 15 years ago. I ended up giving it to one of them because it was more trouble than it was worth. Back then, there were only 2 channels with a switch on the base unit. Seemed like there was always a conflict and it didn't work dependably.


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#15
March 6, 2017 at 16:59:49
Thank you, I used to use the keyboard for my work (I am a translator) and I just like the great ergonomic design. I actually didn't use all the features that much. I just find it a bit of a shame having to throw out such a great keyboard but I assume there is nothing else I can do. Thanks again :-)

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#16
March 6, 2017 at 21:24:24
So what happens when you try to install the keyboard (hardware) under Windows 7 compatibility mode?

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#17
March 7, 2017 at 05:33:08
Is there a keyboards entry showing in Device Manager? If so expand it out, right click your keyboard and select Update Driver Software. Use the automatic search.

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#18
September 25, 2017 at 16:37:52
Posting this input from Wade217 which appeared here on September 25, 2017:
https://www.computing.net/answers/h...

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Had the same issue with a Microsoft Natural MultiMedia Keyboard 1.0A > followed the advice from OtheHill and can confirm that it works >

- running Windows 10 Pro N 64-bit

- downloaded IntelliPoint 7.1 (Wiki says no more support for PS/2 keyboard in version 8.0 and above)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dow... (64bit)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dow... (32bit)

- ran the installer with Compatibility mode (Windows 7) and selected keyboard from list. Keyboard recognized on PS/2 port in software

- works like on older Windows including special keys, no problems so far

Thanks


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