Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 function keys don't work in XP Mode.

Original Title: Using Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 with Virtual XP Workaround?

I use Windows 7 Pro and also XP Pro on that system in Virtual PC mode. I bought a Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 keyboard / mouse and just discovered that the function keys don't work in Virtual XP mode. How can I work around that?

 
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Last updated July 18, 2018 Views 22,130 Applies to:
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Make sure you push the "F" Lock key thats located next to the function keys


OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!  I was wondering why Alt-F9 never worked for toggling field codes in Word.

 

Too funny that I missed it all this time.  Hope it helped others too!

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Hi KenTechNerd2,

Install keyboard driver for the XP Mode. That should do the trick.

Find the driver here:

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/DownloadResult.aspx?category=MK&type=Keyboard&name=SKU-WCK4K&os=XP_32&lang=en


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Shinmila H - Microsoft Support

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