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Windows 7 keyboard on Windows 8 tablet?

dogbite

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I like the old style wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse that runs on Windows 7. Will it work on a Windows 8 tablet? I haven't bought the tablet yet. I'm 65 years old and a novice by the way. I need an Answer for Dummies
 

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Berton

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It probably will work if the Tablet has a standard USB port on it. Because of the size [thinness of the case] many Tablets won't have it and I've not had occasion to get adapters to try it with mine. Places like BestBuy sell keyboards made just for Tablets but usually are not as cheap as PC wireless keyboards.
 
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I have numerous Logitech keyboards and trackballs running on my Windows 8.1 PC's and laptops. They are all use the Unifying USB dongle. They work without installing any software too. As long as you have one full size USB port I would think it should work.
 

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Kodi

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If you don't have a full size USB you can use an adapter like THIS ONE and then connect your keyboard to it.
You may not power more than one device from it (depends on the tablet) if not you have two alternatives.
Use something like the the logitech K400 which is a keyboard with a built in Trackpad
Use a POWERED usb hub that you can connect more than one device to (keyboard, Mouse)
 

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You can link devices to just the one Logitech Unifying Receiver so you could get away with just the one dongle for a keyboard and a mouse. You don't have to buy them as a linked pair either. On my desktop I have a K350 keyboard and a M570 trackball running off of the one unifying receiver. They were each bought separately. The keyboard came with a mouse that I don't use. The mouse has the original receiver with it so its usable by itself. I'm going to give the Mouse to my father as I'll never use it.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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