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Windows 7: Change Laptop Keyboard

07 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Change Laptop Keyboard

Hi all,

I was wondering if it is possible or particularily unadvisable to change my laptop keyboard to one by a different manufacturer?

I've recently got a new laptop (Acer Aspire 5742G) and all is grand, except for the fact that I can't stand having a keyboard with a numpad. The arrow keys are too small and the Fn + whatever keys are all in places I don't like.

This isn't a big problem or anything, I'm just curious to know if anyone has done it.


P.S I know I cant just buy an external keyboard. I'm talking about replacing the internal keyboard the laptop has on it:)

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07 Nov 2011   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Hi stubbyhs, I'm afraid you will find all laptop keyboards are like that, I don't know what would happen if you tried a standard size usb keyboard plugged in ait works with a mouse so possible I suppose never tried it
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07 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

different manufacturers keyboards would mount differently, have different locating ribbon cables, and more than likely just not fit lol.

and then you have driver detection and what not to worry about.. best learn to start liking it
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07 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Gosh darn it....(just love that expression)

I've had a few laptops, but I've always managed to steer clear of these numpad'ed keyboards.

I may give it a go though, I was hoping to find someone who had had the same issues as me.

Is there any way to change certain keys? As in, the Fn + Volume buttons are on the arrow keys, but it would be good to be able to change them to the F5 & F6 keys.

Thanks again,
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