Converting regular keyboard to usb -- can i plug in and out ok?

Posted on 2007-07-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
If I convert a ps/2 keyboard to usb via adapter, will it function just like a usb keyboard and let me plug in and out effortlessly without rebooting the computer?  Otherwise, I don't see the point of buying the converter.

Question by:kamleshmistry
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    yes, in theory.  Anything that connects physically via USB should be hot-pluggable.

    I say in theory as it can depend on the quality of the adaptor.  Also take care that it's the right gender for you ie the adaptor is PS/2 female to USB male.  Most of the adaptors that I've seen are the other way round.

    hth, Danny

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    and if you make sure that you get the supplier to confirm it'll do the hot plugging, and it doesn't, then they'll have to refund you as it isn't fit for your needs.  That's UK law, at least....

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