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Will Microsoft Wireless keyboard 800 work with WIn XP?

by peggylenox / September 28, 2015 4:01 PM PDT

I recently bought a Microsoft WIreless 800 keyboard to replace my old one. I've had it so long, the names of the keys has worn off on some. I now have a feeling that it won't work properly with XP. Only thing that I've found, so far, is that when I try to use the insert key to make a correction, it just types over what's there instead of correcting. I went on to Microsoft and it didn't say it would, but I thought I saw it listed somewhere in the comments section on Amazon where I bought it. Any thoughts? Other than I should upgrade XP! I like XP and I like this old computer. When it fades away, I'll get another, but in the meantime, I sure would like to use the new keyboard.

Thanks for any help, Peggy

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It should say right on the box it came in.
by wpgwpg / September 28, 2015 4:30 PM PDT

I don't remember ever buying software or hardware that didn't say right on the box what it's compatible with. What did it say on the box?

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Message on box
by peggylenox / September 28, 2015 7:30 PM PDT

It does have a sticker that was pasted on the front that says WIndows 10 and then, in fine print, on the back, it says Windows 8.1, 8, RT, 7. Guess that means it isn't set up for XP. Rats. It does work on most everything except trying to correct a typing error in some places. Like here, it works fine, but in Word, it doesn't. Oh well, I just assumed that the same model would work as it always has in XP{. I can touch type without looking at the keyboard, but if I need to put in just one letter, my mind goes blank, which is why the keys that have worn away are a bother. Strange how the mind works on these things.

Peggy

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XP's been unsupported since April 2014, so we'll see more...
by wpgwpg / September 28, 2015 8:05 PM PDT
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...and more of this kind of thing in the future, I'm afraid. Maybe it's time to upgrade?
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Good luck.

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XP's been unsupported since April 2014, so we'll see more...
by wpgwpg / September 28, 2015 8:06 PM PDT
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...and more of this kind of thing in the future, I'm afraid. Maybe it's time to upgrade?
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Good luck.

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Yes
by James Denison / September 28, 2015 4:51 PM PDT

Also the 1014 model my daughter used with XP if interested in that one too.

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That's how my insert key works.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2015 5:50 PM PDT

Video about it.


As to does it work, it's not a matter for XP here. I have this old Dell that I must plug in a PS/2 keyboard if I want to make a BIOS change so it's more of a PC issue than a Windows issue.

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