Can the Apple Wireless Keyboard be used with a Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC?

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    Yes it does work with Windows 7.

    The pairing set-up is very straight forward, just make sure your updates are current and there's nothing much to do really.

    HOWEVER, here are a couple of tips to solve two big problems I had. Hopefully knowing these will save you more time than I had to spend finding them.

    One: The wireless keyboard would go to sleep all the time and very quickly and the first group of keystrokes wouldn't register. Eventually, I found that if you turn off "Let computer put keyboard to sleep" under Power Management under Device Manager, then this fixes the problem.

    Two: Several Apple keys don't exist / match Windows, one of them being Delete. This of course was a problem when you have to press 'Alt-Ctrl-Del' to log on! Way easier than downloading scripts or aps and re-mapping keys, is to simply use the On-screen Keyboard to log on. To activate it, click a small dial on the bottom left side on the Windows log on page.

    I had these issues & solutions using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and a late model 24" iMac. I hope this post saves you time.

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  • Actually, if you click Control + Opt (alt key) + Function (fn) + Delete all at once, it does the same as Ctrl + Alt + Del.

    It took me a while to figure out the combo, but the on screen keyboard was terrible and I did not want to do that everytime. LOVE the keyboard!

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  • Yes the Apple Keyboard and Magic Mouse are able to be used with Windows 7. You just need to make sure that you update your Boot Camp to 3.1. I believe that OSX Snow Leopard only updates to 3.0 Apple will let you download this update after you install the Boot Camp drivers for your mac.

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