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Topic # 11605 1-Feb-2007 19:06
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i have Microsoft Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center Edition 1.0. On my current setup which is Windows Media Center Edition this keyboard doesnt work. i.e (only volume +/-, mute, enter, up & down keys on the keyboard not the keys.) these are the only things working. the actual keys on the keyboard i.e a,b,c,f1,f2. not working. i dont know how to put them in learning mode. also the built in pointer doesnt work.
what should i do?. has anyone come accross this yet/.

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  Reply # 59535 1-Feb-2007 19:13
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Did you install the keyboard with the CD that would have come with it?

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  Reply # 59540 1-Feb-2007 20:39
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I don't believe it needs a CD - Windows has the HID drivers built in for both the MCE remote and keyboard.




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  Reply # 59559 2-Feb-2007 00:29
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Yeh. didnt come with any cd.

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  Reply # 59561 2-Feb-2007 07:28
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I have the same keyboard. You must have rollup update 2 installed! It is written on the box or manual that it needed that.Hare you got the latest updates for Windows Update?




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  Reply # 59570 2-Feb-2007 10:23
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chiefie: I have the same keyboard. You must have rollup update 2 installed! It is written on the box or manual that it needed that.Hare you got the latest updates for Windows Update?


can u point me to the update by a link. please

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  Reply # 59571 2-Feb-2007 10:26
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1) use Windows Update;
2) It is also mentioned in the box/manual, and it is the FIRST WARNING/NOTE in the package to say you MUST update to RU2 to use the keyboard.

In short, it is using infrared signal together with the MCE IR receiver for both MCE remote functions and keyboard/mouse functions.




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  Reply # 59572 2-Feb-2007 10:33
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Read the paragraph under the heading "How it works", also on the top of the page, on the right with the product box photo, there's a green sticker which basically said you need to have RU2 installed, and which it will install the necessary driver for Remote Keyboard to work.

And if you haven't done any Windows Update since October 2005, then you MUST get RU2. And from Microsoft's Hardware website, the "Download software" leads to this for Remote Keyboard for Media Centre:
Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition requires Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 or Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate. Earlier Media Center Edition versions are not supported.

If you are using Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, you must also install all the available Media Center updates from: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com for full functionality.




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  Reply # 59620 2-Feb-2007 18:00
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chiefie: Read the paragraph under the heading "How it works", also on the top of the page, on the right with the product box photo, there's a green sticker which basically said you need to have RU2 installed, and which it will install the necessary driver for Remote Keyboard to work.



And if you haven't done any Windows Update since October 2005, then you MUST get RU2. And from Microsoft's Hardware website, the "Download software" leads to this for Remote Keyboard for Media Centre:

Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition requires Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 or Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate. Earlier Media Center Edition versions are not supported.



If you are using Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, you must also install all the available Media Center updates from: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com for full functionality.


Can you giv me the exact kb.xxxx number of the patch. my windows is not legal.

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Reply # 59622 2-Feb-2007 18:05
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All I can say to you now is: Tough! Get a legal copy!




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  Reply # 59646 2-Feb-2007 20:47
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chiefie: All I can say to you now is: Tough! Get a legal copy!
thanks that solved my problem.  greatest answer i have ever come accros.  good on you mod! keep it up

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  Reply # 59654 2-Feb-2007 21:47
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Perhaps you should refer to our forum usage guidelines and you shall see that we do not endorse the request you made above.

few points:
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  • the post contains instructions on how to circumvent security measures implemented by manufacturers;


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