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Glitch with KVM switch

I purchased a IO Gear GCS22U 2P USB RT KVM switch from Newegg.com and I love the unit except for the fact that the keyboardfunction won't work on one of my computers. This computer has WindowsVista Home Premium Edition installed, and the other one has WindowsVista Ultimate as the OS. I tried switching out the USB and video leads between the two computers, thinking that maybe the USB jack from theswitch to the computer was bad, but either keyboard USB jack worksfine with the Vista Ultimate computer, but not with the Home Editioncomputer. If I pull the USB plug out of the switch and directly into the''bad'' computer, the keyboard works fine again, but when routed throughthe switch, it's non-functional. I did get it to work several times, but when I switched back and forth  between the computers using the remote switch, it stopped working again. This really has me baffled, maybe you have some ideas, because I don't!

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RMA!!!!!

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