Re: Will other keyboards work with Dimension 4600 hotkeys?
- From: Ben Myers <ben_myers@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 01:10:13 -0400
On 8/14/2010 10:03 PM, mm wrote:
It didn't occur to me. Do you folks know if I can run win98SE on this
Also, he's removed the harddrive, and I had planned to take my
harddrive out of my current home-built computer with an 800Mhz
processor, which has win98SE and WinXP home, or maybe clone the drive,
so at least the old computer will be working until I get the new one
to work. I figure windows will have the drivers for the Dell hardware
or I can dl them from Dell. Any problem s with that plan?
On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 21:55:57 -0400, mm<NOPSAMmm2005@xxxxxxxxxxx>
A friend is giving me his old Dell Dimension 4600 Desktop, and I see
online that it has 8 programmable hot-keys.
Are these useful?
Does implementing them require a Dell keyboard, or will other brands
Does it require the original Dell keyboard? That is, I could ask him
to include that, and he probably would, but I don't want to do that
unless it's "necessary". By which I mean I have other keyboards but
I don't want to pay retail for a new Dell keyboard if I can just ask
him for his.
I also have a Dell USB Keyboard but if I am able to get winNINETY
EIGHT _ WINXP dual boot working, I can't use a USB keyboard because it
doesn't know about USB at the point of choosing. However, I may give
up on win98 some day. Would the USB keyboard work with the Dimension
Thanks a lot. (Every few weeks I have trouble with this keyboard, as
you can probably see. It seems to be working again. :-) )
I doubt that you could run Win98SE successfully on a Dimension 4600. It has an Intel 865 motherboard chipset, and the last chipset for which Intel did Win 98 drivers was the 845. I know because I dealt with a company stuck in the backwaters of computer running an NT 4.0 server and applications that needed to have Windows 98 as the OS. So I set up and delivered a Dimension 2400. The company was too damned cheap to even investigate whether their prize circa 1995 program would run under XP. The greedy owners wanted all the money for themselves and invested as little as possible in the business.
I would not mess around with any of the hotkeys. They become a pain in the ass in the long run.
The Dimension 4600 knows enough about a USB keyboard that it will manage to get through dual-boot. Most systems with USB keyboards do. If you encounter any problems, get one of those little green USB-PS/2 converter plugs and use the keyboard connected to the 4600's PS/2 port.
And get away from Windows 98 as fast as you can! ... Ben Myers
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