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need windows wireless keyboard that looks like the same design of mac wireless keyboard

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have not been able to find a wireless keyboard in chrome-silver that looks similiar to the mac wireless keyboard but works fully functional in windows.  There are some made in UK but they have UK keyboards.   Mac wireless wont' work on native WINDOWS PC.  Mac wireless works ok on mac computer running windows through bootcamp (but not a native windows pc).

Needs to be decent quality (for interior design firm) so the plastic type ones I've seen for $22 won't cut it.
Not expecting an answer but if anyone has run across this and has a good recommendation will appreciate it.
REgards,
Berne
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Mac wireless wont' work on native WINDOWS PC.
Yes it does. You can pair the Apple keyboard to your computer over Bluetooth (providing your machine supports Bluetooth). Here's an article which outlines the steps to do this in Windows 8.1: http://www.fixedbyvonnie.com/2014/07/pair-apple-wireless-keyboard-windows-8-1/

If the computer doesn't have Bluetooth from the factory then you can always buy an external USB Bluetooth dongle.

As for being able to actually make use of the Fn keys in Windows, there's a very cool free open-source program which will give you back use of these functions inside Windows: http://uxsoft.cz/projects/apple-wireless-keyboard/

LifeHacker even made an article about this utility: http://www.redmondpie.com/use-apple-wireless-keyboard-on-windows-with-full-functionality-using-apple-wireless-keyboard-helper/
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Thanks for the response.   I was able to pair with bluetooth fine and did use that program, yet that program doesn't work for CTRL-ALT-DEL  especially on bootup.  You need to use the VISUAL KEYBOARD DISPLAY.

I'll try that program again to see if there is a way I can make it resident but so far no go.
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From what I know, this a known problem as the Delete key on the wireless keyboard functions natively as the Backspace key.

What you can look at doing is remap one of the unused keys (say F12) to function as the Delete key using some third-party software. Try using the The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to do this which can be found here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964665
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Not really a solution but grading A for the help.
For anyone else who finds this post, doesn't seem like there is a solution for my issue.  The lifehacker util doesn't run in resident memory and also doesn't map CTRL-ALT-DEL which is my main request
Thanks for the help
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