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  • Curtis Richner May 11, 2010

    Most keyboards do not require any additional software other than what the OS provides. If it's PS/2 (round plug) the computer may need to be restarted for it to install otherwise it may take a minute to be recognized. Please specify the type of keyboard and OS

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Windows should find the keyboard by itself. If the keyboard is not working it may be bad. Try a different one. If it is PS/2 make sure it is not plugged into the mouse port by mistake. I've done that before. Also make sure the pins on the plug aren't bent. Check in device manager and see what it says about the keyboard in there. That is all I can think of right now.

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