Quite some time ago, Microsoft came out with an awesome invention- the Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard. Even though meticulously engineered for enhanced comfort and improved functionality, the keyboard seems to have its share of problems as well. In this post, we give you an account of such issues and a few tips for circumventing them.
May Not Go Well with Vista
It would seem a bit ridiculous to know that the Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard may not get along that well with Windows Vista. After all, the device was engineered by Microsoft keeping in mind the environment of Vista. The company itself now gives a few warnings and advice about using the keyboard in Vista. As such, users should ensure that their operating systems are up-to-date. Moreover, installing the latest software updates that extend to the drivers for the keyboard would also help in avoiding any issues.
Lack of Intelli Type Pro
As you might know well, Intelli Type Pro is the default software for Microsoft keyboards. However, the new Natural Ergonomic device comes without this. Hence, users would have to download the program from Microsoft’s website if it’s malfunctioning or not available at all for that matter. As our experts say, once the program is installed on your PC, the keyboard would be automatically detected and you can configure specific settings, such as hot keys and their respective functions. And if the hot keys have stopped functioning, a re-installation of the program is called for.
The problems discussed herein may not always be triggered by a malfunctioning or unequipped program. Rather, as the Microsoft
help team points out, certain peripheral issues, such as the inability of your system’s USB port can also cause problems. As such, before starting to work with the keyboard, do ensure that the USB plug is knocked tightly into the port. And if you’re using a wireless keyboard, don’t forget to press the sync button on the bottom panel to reconnect the device with the system. Moreover, do ensure that the wireless USB receiver is inserted fully into its designated port.
The above account would surely prove helpful in resolving any issues with your Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard. In case any Microsoft problems persist, feel free to get in touch with Microsoft tech support.