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    Windows 8 and gaming keyboards

    I'm having a bit of trouble with my Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard. The problem is that Windows 8 sees the keyboard has another HID device, so it works fine in Windows 8 until you try to use the macro keys at the side - they worked fine on Windows 7.

    Is there another keyboard that does work with Windows 8?
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    Re: Windows 8 and gaming keyboards

    I just bought a Logitech G710+ gaming keyboard. Lovely, mechanical keyboard. Comes witrh Windows software.

    Cons? Needs 2 USB slots (HID controls the usual keyboard functions, and needs 1 on it's own for the macro stuff!). VERY expensive...
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    Re: Windows 8 and gaming keyboards

    Out of curiosity I take it you did have the Mouse and Keyboard Center installed for the X4 under W8?

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    Re: Windows 8 and gaming keyboards

    Indeed I did. There's no Windows 8 specific download - one x64 (because that's what I'm using) file fits Windows 7 and 8 systems. Worked fine under 7.
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    Re: Windows 8 and gaming keyboards

    Any Logitech (including G710+) are fine as the use Logitech Gaming Software, which is fully compatible with Windows 8.

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    Re: Windows 8 and gaming keyboards

    Er..yes, that why I bought one!
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