How to Install Apple Keyboard Driver on Windows 10
If you have an Apple keyboard and want to use it on Windows 10, you might need to install a driver to make it work properly. Here are the steps to install the Apple keyboard driver on Windows 10:
- Download the latest Boot Camp Support Software from Apple’s website. This software contains the drivers for various Apple devices, including keyboards.
- Extract the downloaded file and locate the files AppleKeyboardInstaller64.exe and BootCamp.msi in the folder BootCamp/Drivers/Apple.
- Copy these two files to a folder on your Windows drive.
- Open an elevated command prompt (right-click and select “Run as administrator”).
- Navigate to the folder where you copied the files and run the following commands:
AppleKeyboardInstaller64.exe /passive /norestart
msiexec /i BootCamp.msi /passive /norestart
- Reboot your computer when the installation finishes.
- Enjoy using your Apple keyboard on Windows 10!
Note: If you encounter any errors or issues during or after the installation, you can try the following solutions:
- Install the latest Apple software updates for Windows.
- Install the latest Windows support software.
- If you’re using Microsoft Windows 10 N, install the latest Media Feature Pack.
- If your keyboard isn’t working as expected in Windows, use the On-Screen Keyboard for other functions.
- If you want to use the Print Screen and Print Active Window functions, use the Snipping Tool.
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Why use an Apple keyboard on Windows 10?
Some people might prefer using an Apple keyboard on Windows 10 for various reasons. For example, they might like the design, the feel, the layout, or the compatibility of the Apple keyboard. They might also have an Apple keyboard lying around and want to use it instead of buying a new one. Whatever the reason, using an Apple keyboard on Windows 10 is possible and easy with the right driver.
What are the benefits of using an Apple keyboard on Windows 10?
Using an Apple keyboard on Windows 10 can have some benefits, such as:
- Having access to the same keyboard shortcuts and functions as on macOS, such as Command-C for copy, Command-V for paste, Command-F for find, etc.
- Having a sleek and minimalist keyboard that matches the aesthetic of Windows 10.
- Having a durable and reliable keyboard that can last for a long time.
- Having a comfortable and ergonomic keyboard that can reduce fatigue and strain.
What are the drawbacks of using an Apple keyboard on Windows 10?
Using an Apple keyboard on Windows 10 can also have some drawbacks, such as:
- Having to install a driver and adjust some settings to make it work properly.
- Having to deal with some compatibility issues or errors that might occur occasionally.
- Having to learn some new key combinations or use the On-Screen Keyboard for some functions that are not available on the Apple keyboard, such as Pause/Break, Insert, Forward Delete, Home, End, Page Up, Page Down, Number Lock, Scroll Lock, etc.
- Having to pay more for an Apple keyboard than for a regular Windows keyboard.