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Will two keyboards plug-in and  work on one Windows 7 PC at the same time

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I have a program that wants me to use both my QWERTY keyboard and my numberic Keypad.  It is problematic that my keypad is to the right of my Keyboard.  I could buy a plug in keypad, but the thought occurred to me that I might be able to plug in two keyboards and just place one to the left of the first.  

If I plug in two keyboards into my Windows 7 machine will it hurt anything?  Will it work?
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Yes you can plugin multiple keyboards. Make sure the new keyboard is on USB since you have only one PS2 port for keyboard on any machine. Note: Your machine may or may not have a PS2 port. You can have multiple USB keyboards connected to one machine.
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by:Raymond Peng
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Yes, it works the same way as having a  usb wireless mice and a wired USB mice attached to a computer. You can use both to control input. Good luck!
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by:serialband
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You can have up to the usb maximum of 127.  It really all depends on how many physical ports you have.  They only interfere with each other in the sense that your keystrokes on on keyboard will show up when you type.  I've also had multiple mice connected and it works the same way.
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by:Praveenraj04
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Hi,

Yes you can Plug 2 Keyboards to a Single Machine.  It seems you are going to connect QWERTY  Keyboard may be this will require to install Driver in your machine.  

Win 7 will automatically install the driver may be in some exception it won't.  So you have to be with the Driver needed for QWERTY Keyboard.  

Numeric Keyboard will work as usual.

Thanks,
P. Praveen Raj
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by:burrcm
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If I plug in two keyboards into my Windows 7 machine will it hurt anything? No.

Will it work? Yes.

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Thank you
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