Many owners of a good old SIEMENS NIXDORF are concerned whether the keyboard works on Windows 10/11!
1.) ... I personally tested it on Windows 10 and 11!
2.) ... What should you pay attention to when using the SIEMENS NIXDORF keyboard on a Windows computer!
Yes, I personally tested it on Windows 10 Pro and Home, as well as being able to connect it to an MS Surface Pro via a USB adapter and successfully test and use the comfortable number pad of the SIEMENS NIXDORF keyboard!
|(Image-1) Does the SIEMENS NIXDORF keyboard work on Windows 10?
A SIEMENS NIXDORF keyboard should work on a Windows computer as long as it uses a compatible connection type and is recognized by the Windows operating system. Most SIEMENS NIXDORF keyboards previously used standard ports such as PS/2 or USB, both of which are supported by Windows.
Here are the steps you can follow to use a SIEMENS NIXDORF keyboard on a Windows computer:
Connect the keyboard: Make sure you have the appropriate cable or adapter to connect the SIEMENS NIXDORF -Connect the keyboard to your computer.
Connect: Connect the keyboard to an available PS/2 or USB port on your computer.
►► What is a PS2?
Windows Detection: In most cases, Windows should automatically detect the keyboard and install the necessary drivers. You may see a notification saying “Setting up a new device” or something similar. Allow Windows to complete this process.
Test the keyboard: After the keyboard is detected and the drivers are installed, test it by typing in a text document or using it in your favorite applications.
If your SIEMENS NIXDORF keyboard uses a non-standard connection or has special features that require custom drivers, you may need to download and install these drivers from the manufacturer's website.
In the rare case that you experience compatibility issues, you can try the following:
Check for updates: Make sure your Windows operating system is up to date. Sometimes updates include new drivers or fixes for compatibility issues.
Driver installation:If Windows does not install drivers automatically, you may need to download and install them manually from the manufacturer's website.
►► Update the keyboard driver in Device Manager
Compatibility mode: If the keyboard is very old and was developed for an older version of Windows, you can try running it in compatibility mode. Right-click the keyboard driver executable, go to “Properties” and select the “Compatibility” tab to enable compatibility mode.
►► Can you install the program and drivers in compatibility mode?
Contact the manufacturer: If you continue to experience problems, you may need to contact the manufacturer's customer service for further assistance.
In general, however, most SIEMENS NIXDORF keyboards should work without significant problems on Windows computers, especially if they use standard ports such as PS/2 or USB.