How to Pair Apple Wireless Keyboard with Windows 10

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While I was fixing my Razer Blackwidow keyboard, I want to keep my PC operating, so I tried to connect the Apple Wireless Keyboard to my Windows 10 PC. Here’s how I did it.

Latest Version of Windows 10

In Windows 10 Pro version 2004, adding Bluetooth devices, including Apple’s is much easier.

  1. Go to Bluetooth and Other Devices Settings by Navigate it from Start > Type in Bluetooth, and select the Bluetooth and Other Devices Settings.
  2. Turn on the keyboard and you will see the indicator flashing.
  3. Click on “Add Bluetooth or Other Device”.
  4. Under “Add a Device” window, select “Bluetooth”.
  5. Your device will be listed in the next screen.
  6. Select it, and Add the PIN by typing it from your Apple Keyboard and Press Enter.
  7. Done.

I’ve made a short video to make it easier to understand the steps

Older Version of Windows 10

For older version of Windows 10, here’s how to add Apple Keyboard to Windows.

  • In Windows 10’s bluetooth settings (can be found in system tray), click on the icon and then click “Add Bluetooth Device”.
  • Then, on the Apple Wireless Keyboard, hold down Command + W, while Windows is searching for bluetooth devices.
  • Then (hopefully) after it finds your Keyboard, it will want to pair with it. Follow the on screen prompts and eventually you will have to type in a pairing code.
  • Type in this code (shown on the screen) and hit Return. If no code showing, type 123456.
  • Your Keyboard should successfully pair with Windows 10 via Bluetooth
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source: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7156437

If you have Apple Magic Mouse you can also pair it.

Random Restart Issue on Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro [Solved]

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Update (12/18/2013): I finally replaced the Video Graphic Card with my old stock (Gigabyte nVidia GTS 250). The issue seems solved this time. My Zotac nVidia 650 Ti the culprits, I just bought this card 6 months ago, I should get the replacement.

Update (12/16/2013): After long trial and error (did clean install also), I found out the BSOD happens after NVIDIA Driver installed. Not sure why, but hopefully this is not related to PSU malfunction. Rolling back to old driver now.

Update (12/14/2013): After applied some updates for Win 8.1 pro last night, I’m experiencing the random restart again. The problem seems solved with upgrade the Chipset and SATA driver. Haven’t got any unexpected reboot in two days.

I made upgrade to Windows 8.1 last week. But since then, the Windows keep restarting randomly in time. I checked the log and it shown “kernel-power” issue. I found no malfunction in BIOS, hardwares, and config. But then I suspect the power settings, I figured out on some forums, the “fast-startup” could also be a problem. I decided to deactivate it.

fast-startup

It’s been 24 hours and I don’t get any unexpected reboot again.