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Phantom PS/2 keyboard, code 10

I have this computer (ECS K7S5a mobo, Vista x86) that has neither PS/2 keyboard nor PS/2 mouse (they are both USB) and yet a phantom PS/2 keyboard appears in the device manager with a code 10. It ...
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Internet Explorer 9 sometimes scrolls jerkily using arrow keys

I have one user who finds that scrolling up and down using arrow keys in Internet Explorer, for some sites, some of the time (but often for the sites it happens with), is jerky and definitely slow. ...
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How to install Windows Vista mouse drivers without mouse or keyboard working

I can boot into Vista just fine, but the mouse and keyboard (both USB) are not working. However, they are both working fine up until Vista boots. Immediately after boot, the found new hardware dialog ...
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Random typing errors

Recently, I seem to have been making more than my usual number of typing errors. (I'm a mediocre touch-typer and have been touch-typing for about 45 years.) The odd thing is that this problem didn't ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not responding in Windows Vista when the computer starts

I have this weird problem with a Windows Vista desktop PC. It uses a wired USB keyboard and mouse and they both worked perfectly for several years. Then all of a sudden one day the keyboard and the ...
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After installing new motherboard some keys are swapped

I replaced the motherboard in an old laptop (well not that old, it's still a decent gaming computer). In the process I had to completely disassemble the laptop to do so, meaning all connections, etc. ...
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Alt Gr + 4 resizes windows when using remote desktop

I'm connecting to a Windows Vista computer using my Windows 7 computer. I have a swedish keyboard and whenever I press Alt Gr and 4 combined (should result in a $) the active window gets resized. I ...
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Keyboard stops working when booting into Windows Vista Home

Two days ago I saw that MS Security essentials was prompting for a reboot on my wife's laptop in order to finish a clean-up. I have no idea how long MSSE had been waiting for a reboot, and like an ...
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Using an Apple compact keyboard on Windows how do I enable special keys like Home and PgUp?

I'm currently using an Apple compact keyboard at work on a laptop running Windows Vista. At home and on my previous jobs I always used Linux computers where it is dead simple to configure that you are ...
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Windows key randomly “sticks” on Windows 7/Vista

I'm having this annoying problem where Windows randomly seems to decide that I have the Windows key pressed down (even though I don't), and every key press will trigger an associated Windows key ...
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Program that listens to a TCP/IP port for text and execute (emulate) a key stroke on keyboard?

I am looking for a program to be run on Windows Vista that would listens to a TCP/IP port and execute or emulate a keyboard's key stroke (or a combination of keystrokes, such as Ctrl + D). It's like ...
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Remap pause/break key

I would like to remap a pause/break key into my dell inspiron 1545's keyboard, but all the utilities I've tried so far either haven't worked or don't support remapping of key "outside of the alphabet" ...
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501 views

Keys getting stuck

I am running a desktop with Vista. At random points when typing I will press a key, the key will stick. I will get multiple keypressesssssssssssssssssss. (for example what just happened at the end of ...
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How can I boot Dell Vista box headless without a keyboard?

I have a Dell box running Vista I connect to via RDT. I'd like to run it completely headless, but it requires a keyboard plugged in or I get the ironic message "No keyboard detected, press F1 to ...
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Keyboard Typing Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard Typing Problem When I got home from work yesterday I couldn't log in on my account on my desktop PC (Acer Aspire M5620). The reason for this was that when I was ...
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Key 'Alt Gr' is disabled and replaced by 'Alt'

I have accidentally pressed some keyboard shortcut which caused the Alt Gr key to be replaced by plain Alt key behavior. However, I don't know which shortcut it was, even after trying a lot of ...
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No Mouse During Windows 7 Install

I'm having a problem installing Windows 7 on my Dell XPS m1330 notebook. When booting from DVD I get to the screen where you select the language; time and currency; and keyboard input or method only ...
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421 views

How can I open the context menu on start menu search results from the keyboard

In Windows 7, when I hit the widows key and start typing to find a file, I can easily launch a found file by using the arrows to navigate to the file in question and hitting enter. That launches the ...
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127 views

Changing the letter the keyboard types

I use windows vista. And I use Armenian keyword. So when I type for example "G" in Armenian it types an Armenian symbol. How I can configure to be able to type another Armenian symbol insted of the ...
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1answer
260 views

Log Into Vista Using Keyboard Only

Is it possible to log in (with a new session or a locked session) to Windows Vista using only a keyboard? E.g. if I want to log into Windows XP I press CTRL-ALT-DELETE and then start typing in my ...
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keyboard stops responding for a few seconds, then resumes

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows Vista (SP2). Recently the keyboard has developed an annoying habit of stalling every 15-20 seconds for around 3 seconds. If I'm typing something or ...
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4answers
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Disable the “auto” onscreen keyboard in Vista/Windows7

I am using a multi-touch HP PC, and I want to disable the on-screen keyboard that pops up when a text input field gets focus. This is the same keyboard as when you touch the left side of the screen. ...
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Issue with Capslock key on Laptop

For some reason my laptop has a mind of its own and the Caps Lock tends to come on whenever it feels like it. I thought it was an software issue from that reasoning, but I later cleared the OS and ...
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Mouse and keyboard “frozen” for a second when opening laptop

When I open my Compaq laptop running Windows Vista, the mouse and keyboard are "frozen" for 5-7 seconds before they become active and I can enter my password to unlock the computer. This is very ...
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How do you reset Windows keyboard drivers to their original defaults?

I have an Apple (Ultra-thin USB) keyboard that I'm using on a Windows machine. The keyboard layout for an Apple keyboard is somewhat different from a standard Windows keyboard. Being the very-smart, ...
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Function keys require Fn modifer. How can I make them default?

On my Dell Studio 15, the function keys, by default, do things like switch the radio on/off or change the brightness or sound. To use them as function keys I have to hold down the Fn modifier. I use ...