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organicpete
08-02-2003, 04:48 PM
Hi ,
I've got a M$ keyboard and win 98se
Its got buttons for back, forward, stop, mail, my computer etc.
None of them work.
How do i activate them ?
Thanks for any help
cheers
Pete

tweak\'e
08-02-2003, 04:51 PM
install the keyboard driver.

organicpete
08-02-2003, 08:53 PM
I think the driver is installed...
Been using this keyboard for 3 years...
Its just these extra internet buttons i want to work.
Tried control panel/keyboard but theres not much in there.
Is there something I should download from M$ or a hidden file to use ?

cheers
Pete

godfather
08-02-2003, 10:02 PM
If its a MS keyboard, the drivers that were supplied with the keyboard (on a CD) will allow the keys to be setup. If the driver is installed its usually under a tab in keyboard under the Control Panel.

Without the driver it will function as a standard keyboard. If the driver was installed, then the keys should have default values relating to MS software (Outlook Express etc). The fact that they don't suggests the Windows default driver is used instead

organicpete
08-02-2003, 10:19 PM
Thanks GF,
Very helpful thanks.
i guess its just running on default then.
havn't got the CD so shall try M$ for drivers
cheers
Pete

Iris
09-02-2003, 03:23 PM
I'm glad someone asked this question. It's something that I have often wondered about. Have MS keyboard and 98SE too and those keys have never worked for me either.

However I do have the CD for the keyboard so I guess all I have to do is play it and follow any instructions. Or is that just too simple??

godfather
09-02-2003, 06:38 PM
Its that simple.

Look for an "install" option

Iris
09-02-2003, 07:01 PM
Yeh!!!

It worked and now they work!!

Thanks Godfather and thanks organicpete for asking the question