1.    07 Feb 2016 #1
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    Challenge for the Drivers and Hardware Guru's on the Forum!!

    Hi folks,

    Here is a challenge for the Drivers and Hardware Guru's on the Forum!!

    I have an old (USB Gen 1) keyboard which is (was back in the day) a very capable device with many additional useful pre/programmable buttons for a host of media, internet and system functions.

    Sadly, MS dropped this particular keyboard from its (then) Intellitype Pro software quite some while ago. Just as I was bemoaning this lack of support I came across the following site http://www.blogfeld.com/2009/11/natu...s-7-vista.html with excellent instructions on how to edit the .xml file to remap the feature buttons. So effective was this that the keyboard functioned as purchased right through all updates/revisions of Windows 7.

    Having recently taken up the Windows 10 Upgrade offer the keyboard (no longer supported by the newer Microsoft Keyboard & Mouse Centre Software) once again has only basic functionality.

    So my question/challenge is to anyone out there who can suggest the modifications necessary to edit the .xml file of the newer 'Keyboard & Mouse Centre Software' such that it can be adapted to match the modifications to 'Intellitype Pro V8.2' which were so successful in Windows 7 64 Bit.

    To assist, I have identified a Keyboard which is supported in both products (Microsoft's Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000) so that the corresponding entries for both .xml files can be compared, with the intention being that this could then be adapted to add the MS Internet Keyboard Pro as had been achieved in the previous .xml modifications for Intellitype Pro (and the very similar MS Natural Keyboard Pro) the modifications from which are discussed here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-ff27b0821fcc/ to adapt the MS Internet Keyboard Pro. The full modified Intellitype x64 .xml as a text file is also now attached

    A further text file with the .xml differences for the MS Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 is attached together with one detailing the revised Intellitype Set Up Instructions to incorporate the MS Internet Keyboard Pro.

    Grateful to hear from anybody up to the challenge of keeping some old but very capable hardware rockin

    Thanks for giving this a decent look....

    PC Pilot
    Last edited by PC Pilot; 07 Feb 2016 at 10:42. Reason: Updated information
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