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Extra wireless keyboard, can I install on Windows 98?


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Last summer I bought a Dell computer, Dimension, Windows XP. It came with a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. I recently got a new keyboard and would like to use last years wireless keyboard on my Windows 98 computer. But cannot find the software to make it function. I have gone through my new computer and cannot find the software for the wireless keyboard in my new computer. I have all the cd's that came with the computer but none are labeled for the installation of the keyboard. What can I do to see if this will work with the older computer?
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if the keyboard came from dell..you may be able to get the drivers from their website....on the bottom of the keyboard there should be a sticker with a make and model n umber...and possibly an FCC number...if you can find those post them
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I do not see a make and model number. The fcc # is AQ6-7D40.
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http://yesky.xinhuan...0518/301040.jpg is this the keyboard?
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ftp://ftp.dell.com/input/r89506.exe <--found that from http://www.driverreq...098&FORUM_ID=15 there

don't know if it's an xp driver or universal..

Dell Computer Keyboard
Wireless Optical Keyboard & Mouse (non-bluetooth)
Model #: RT7D40 (Keyboard)
Windows XP
FCCID: AQ6-7D40 (Keyboard)
FCCID: JNZ211651 (Mouse)

full info on the mouse/keyboard combo
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Yes, that is the keyboard. I went to your second post, the question from the other person looking for the driver. But did not see/understand the answer.
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the first link that i posted is an actual link to the dell driver file...i'm just not sure if it's an all os driver OR an os specific driver..
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O.K. Will check it out and see if that works. Merci. Go Vols.
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Merci. Go Vols.

i'm trying to help and you use such foul language?!?!?! HOW DARE YOU!!!
j/k i'm a transplant to knoxvegas...can't stand football...and i can stand the VOLS even less
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Thats funny. I live an hour ne of K'town and am also a transplant. My husband loves college football, I could care less(or less than that). Somehow I thought everyone who lived in Knoxvegas was Vol crazy. I am pleased to know there is at least one sane person. My apologies.
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north east...hmmmm......anderson county?
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Hawkins County. The keyboard works. Actually, this was for my husbands computer, he asked if I could find anything on the internet on how to hook it up. Last summer he bought a new computer from Dell, and to make a very long story short, the third computer finally worked. He wasted a lot of time trying to get each one functional, and I spent a lot of time on the telephone with(or waiting to talk with) a Dell rep. We could not bear to call Dell for their help with this. Thank you very much for getting this working.
While I have you on the line(I could post this if you prefer), my Gateway w/Windows 98(given to me used by a friend a few years ago) has started in the past few weeks showing the note "you have done an Illegal Procedure et al". I used to close down immediately but now I just ignore it. This usually comes up after I have been in Outlook Express but not everytime I am in OE. It very rarely comes up from just being on the Internet. I do CleanUp everytime I am on the Internet, AdAware once a week or so and check with AVG Free once a week or so. I do not scan or defrag much as they take so long, they say something is running in the background that slow the process down but I have no idea what. I disenable the screensaver for that process but it makes no difference. Anything else I should be doing that may be making the Illegal Procedure come up?

Edited by tofu5, 09 March 2006 - 08:04 AM.

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start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under systems and applications for items with red Xs that happened at the SAME time as your problem...list them here.
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I did that, it came up with " Cannot find eventvwr.msc (or one of its components." et al
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darned 98...i forgot about that...

i don't rememver where it is in 98

can you do start > help > and search for event viewer and see if it tells you how to open it?
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