How to use a PS2 Keyboard or Mouse in Windows 8 and 10

As I had to experience myself, Windows 10 or some versions of Windows 10 do not automatically support old PS2 Keyboards and mouses. I have been researching a bit and found a possible solution.

Tutorial:

1) Open the Windows registry editor by searching for regedit:

2) Go to registry path

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    • SYSTEM
      • CurrentControlSet
        • Services
          • i8042prt

3) Change registry value:

The value of the entry ‘Start’ must be changed from the default value 3 to 1. It does not matter if the value is decimal or a hex value.

4) Reboot the PC:

After a reboot the PS/2 Device should work on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 pc!

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