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  • I am trying to find out if there is a way to program Vista to allow me to use an old style IBM M Clicky keyboard with Vista and make so that I can program a key to mimic the Windows Logo Key.  
    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 8:43 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    As regarding this behavior, the design of IBM keyboards is different between other keyboards, the standard keyboards driver built-in Windows Vista cannot help us to enable Windows key on a IBM keyboard. We need to install some drivers or utilities to realize it.

     

    IBM has released program "Keyboard Customizer Utility" that can help on it. However, it is specially for ThinkPad.

     

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67288.html

     

    Important Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

     

    You may download and install it.

     

    If it does not work on a desktop we may not be able to set Windows key manually. The following forum may be useful. On IBM keyboards some functions can be realized without Windows key.

     

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/250856-28-adding-buttons-keyboard-possible

     

    Hope it helps.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Thursday, January 8, 2009 9:10 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    As regarding this behavior, the design of IBM keyboards is different between other keyboards, the standard keyboards driver built-in Windows Vista cannot help us to enable Windows key on a IBM keyboard. We need to install some drivers or utilities to realize it.

     

    IBM has released program "Keyboard Customizer Utility" that can help on it. However, it is specially for ThinkPad.

     

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67288.html

     

    Important Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

     

    You may download and install it.

     

    If it does not work on a desktop we may not be able to set Windows key manually. The following forum may be useful. On IBM keyboards some functions can be realized without Windows key.

     

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/250856-28-adding-buttons-keyboard-possible

     

    Hope it helps.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Thursday, January 8, 2009 9:10 AM
    Moderator
  • I thank you very much for the respnce, I will check those out and see if they help me do what I am trying to do.
    Thursday, January 8, 2009 5:21 PM