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I had Windows Vista removed from my Gateway computer and installed Windows XP. Now the keyboard won't work. Any suggestions?? Thanks for your help.

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If your pc is new the problem is in the drivers boot your pc in bios if your does not have a keyboard error it is the vista drivers got to the keyboard manufacturers site and check for drivers, also when installing xp you must use the pro version for some new pcs to funtion correctly when downgrading from vista to xp

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See if there is a keyboard driver update from Gateway for windows xp. This may be the problem.

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