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X-keys and Window XP SP2 x64 (64-bit)

Since MacroWorks II claims to work with Windows x64, I figure there must be a way to program my X-keys on my OS. Only, I can't seem to find the drivers needed to successfully switch to the Programming Mode, nor does the tray icon let me start the MacroWorks II Program. What drivers do I need and where do I find/get them? This is what I did: I installed MacroWorks II and ran it; the tray icon wont let me click on the "X-keys MacroWorks II" on its context menu - only on "Exit". Switching to Programming Mode on the X-keys pad triggers the windows´ "New Hardware Found" wizard and I can't seem to find the drivers anywhere (was hoping that installing MacroWorks II would install them too, since that is all the help and guidance the official page offers).

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  • Waqas Ahmed Sep 28, 2007

    Oh, yeah - btw, I have tried to install the X-keys 4004 Drivers (, following all the recommended procedures...

    X-Keys board work just fine otherwise as long as a don't put it in Programming Mode, which results in both LEDs turning on, windows trying to find the drivers and locking the board. Switching Modes does not put the board back inte Normal Mode - only way to recover is to replug the USB cable, while in normal mode.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    having the exact same problem with Windows XP SP2.
    emailed support, but no reply.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    Same issue here with Vista (64)



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Hi guys,
Unfortunately programming in Memory Resident Mode on Vista will not be supported, however if you program your unit on an XP or 2000 machine first you will be able to “run” your unit on Vista.

Because we are unable to program in Memory Resident Mode in a Vista environment we are currently moving to new firmware called MWII which supports a mode called Boot Mode. Boot Mode is very similar to Memory Resident Mode in that when operating in Boot Mode all of your X-keys device's macros are stored in the X-keys device's internal memory. Our MacroWorks II software is required to write programming to an X-keys device operating in Boot Mode or to read programming from that device.

I apologize for the inconvenience this will cause. If you have any questions for me please email me at: [email protected]

Posted on Mar 19, 2008


Download the Macro Recorder application from PI engineering and run it, you will be able to install the driver and program the X-keys unit using the Macro Recorder application. Wayne

Posted on Mar 10, 2008



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