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I remember these things from the 90s and I was thinking about buying one a original model..

Using windows 7 would it be simple just plug in and start typing?
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Plug it in, restart your computer (PS/2 isn't hot swappable), and you should be good to go.

Assuming Intel hasn't cheaped out on your PS/2 ports so they can't provide the power needed. That has happened before. But 90% of the time it works fine.
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I have a whole fleet of these but the last OS I tried them on was XP. Should work on Windows 7 though
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I have the M13 and it rocks. It kind of sucks not having a windows key but I wouldn't trade it in for anything.
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Are you kidding? One of my favorite things about model m is the lack of windows key.
    
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I usually map Caps Lock to Win/Command/Meta, if needed.
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post #7 of 11
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Are you kidding? One of my favorite things about model m is the lack of windows key.
You clearly don't have a multimonitor setup under Win7 and need to shuffle windows a lot.
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HHKB has Windows keys and arrow keys, last I checked.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Plug it in, restart your computer (PS/2 isn't hot swappable), and you should be good to go.

Assuming Intel hasn't cheaped out on your PS/2 ports so they can't provide the power needed. That has happened before. But 90% of the time it works fine.
Actually it's Asus P8P67 Deluxe Sandy Bridge AND Intel Badaxe2.

And many others.

PS/2 is getting kinda old. Get a Blue Cube.
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post #10 of 11
If you need a Windows key, get a Unicomp Customizer 104 or a SpaceSaver 104.
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