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Is there a trick to pairing an Apple bluetooth keyboard with a Windows 7 PC (64 bit)? It is a Lenovo Q700 using an ioGear USB dongle. The dongle is functioning fine, but when I turn on the Apple keyboard (which puts it into discoverable mode automatically), Windows cannot find it.

Is there a trick or known incompatibilities with the bluetooth dongle I'm using?

The keyboard can pair fine w/ my ipad, etc.

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have you followed everything here?… – Sandeep Bansal Oct 22 '11 at 20:51
@Sandeep - Nailed it. Feel free to add that as the answer. – ericvg Oct 22 '11 at 21:00
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The steps listed in this article provide details on how to get your keyboard working with Windows 7

From the article:

If you already have Bluetooth setup on your pc of laptop, simply use the windows default bluetooth wizard…

  1. Turn on wireless keys ON and Bluetooth on PC ON (make sure it’s discoverable)
  2. Open the ‘Devices and Printers’ panel
  3. Select ‘Add a device’
  4. Let it scan for your keyboard, which may come up as just ‘keyboard’ or as an ‘Apple Keyboard’
  5. Select use your own Passkeys and type in 1111 using your existing keyboard.
  6. Although it won’t look like it, it will now be waiting for you to enter the same password on your new Apple keyboard (remember to press enter)
  7. If successful it will prompt that the device is installed and ready to use.
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may I suggest copying the steps here in case the linked page is moved or removed? – dsolimano Oct 23 '11 at 3:19

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