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Works with Windows 10 Pro - Random Keypresses?
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2018
Update: After a week of daily use I've noticed, very infrequently, that sometimes random keypresses and repeated/multiple keypresses of the same key can occur with this adapter. It's happened three times in 7 days. After looking over reviews, it seems this is a known issue. It's not enough to deter me from using it, but for gaming and order entry (or other highly accurate keyboard needs) you might want to look into a true USB keyboard. Deducting one star for this erratic behavior.
I'm typing this review on a Windows 10 Pro PC with a HP KB-1156 Keyboard running through the Monoprice PS/2 adapter. Given the negative reviews, I was skeptical it would work... but I took a chance and I'm happy I did. Details on how I got it to work (the first time) are below
- Takes a single USB slot for both PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse --> You can plug in just a keyboard, just a mouse, or both at once
- OS Compatible (listed on package) with all versions of Windows from Windows 98/SE to Windows 7, Mac OS9 & OSX, and Linux
- Works with Windows 10 (at least the Pro version)
- The only con I have is it didn't have 2 day shipping... but at this price and functionality, it's worth it. Mine arrive in about a week
HOW TO INSTALL ON WINDOWS 10 (Probably why you are still reading this!)
Note: This most likely works on all versions of Windows
Bottom Line: You have to let Windows fully detect the device BEFORE you connect your mouse and keyboard. If you initally try to attach the converter with a keyboard and/or mouse it has a high probablility of failing to detect.
1.) Boot Windows 10 fully
2.) Do NOT connect your keyboard or mouse to the adapter yet
3.) Plug the adapter into a free USB slot, Windows 10 will detect and install the device
4.) Once it's installed (takes a few minutes), connect the keyboard and/or mouse and it should work perfectly
This will get daily use (from November 2018) on. If it has any issues in the coming months/years, I will update the review accordingly. For now, it's a solid 5 star product.
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