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How to Install DellTouch Programmable Hot Keys Software for the Dell Enhanced Keyboard - Technical Tip - 148185




Four Ways to Install DellTouch Programmable Hot Keys Software

In this article, instructions are provided for four different ways to install DellTouch Programmable Hot Keys software.

  • Dell Dimension ResourceCD Version 4.01 through 4.05
  • Dell Dimension ResourceCD Version 3.02 through 3.11
  • Download from the Dell Drivers and Downloads web site
  • Install using a standalone DellTouch Programmable Hot Keys CD

If you do not have one of the ResourceCDs available as mentioned above, choose the option to download the software from the Dell web site. If you do not have a ResourceCD, but do have the standalone DellTouch CD, but you do not want to download the files, use the standalone DellTouch CD. (Not all computers shipped with the stand-alone CD.)



Install DellTouch Programmable Hot Keys Software

The procedure differs slightly depending on what version of ResourceCD you have.

Note:
To determine which version of the Dell Dimension ResourceCD that you have, refer to: "Determining the Version of the Dell Dimension ResourceCD " Article ID: 161937.

For Dell Dimension ResourceCD Version 4.01 through 4.05, perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the Dell Dimension ResourceCD into the CD or DVD drive.

  2. In the Dimension AMF ResourceCD window, click Next.

  3. On the System Model menu, click to select your system type.

  4. On the Operating System menu, click to select your operating system.

  5. On the Device Type menu, click Keyboard.

  6. On the Topic menu, click Drivers.

  7. In the list of available Keyboard drivers, click Dell Enhanced Quietkey (PS/2) / Performance (USB) Keyboards and then click the Extract button.

  8. In the DellTouch 2.01 window, click Continue.

  9. When you are prompted to Select the folder where you want to unzip the files to, click OK to accept the default location.

  10. In the message Folder c:\dell\Drivers\dt201a25 does not exist. Do you want to create it?, click Yes to create the folder.

  11. In the files extract to the hard drive and the message All the files were successfully unzipped, click OK.

  12. In the Dell Software Installation Documentation window, scroll to the bottom of the document and then click the Install Now button.

  13. In the window with the following message: You have chosen to download a file from this location (setup.exe), click Run this program from its current location and then click OK.

  14. When the security warning appears and indicates that the driver is missing Authenticode driver signings, click Yes.

  15. Follow the wizard to complete the installation of the DellTouch keyboard software.

  16. When prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.



Install DellTouch Programmable Hot Keys Software

For Dell Dimension ResourceCD Version 3.02 through 3.11, perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the Dimension ResourceCD into the CD or DVD drive.

  2. In the Dimension AMF ResourceCD window, click Next.

  3. On the System Model menu, click to select your system model.

  4. On the Operating System menu, click to select your operating system.

  5. On the Device Type menu, click Keyboard.

  6. On the Topic menu, click Drivers.

  7. When the list of available keyboard drivers appears, click Enhanced Quietkey (PS2)/ Performance (USB).

  8. In the WinZip Self-Extractor window, click OK.

  9. When the Dell Computer Self-Extracting Driver Installation window appears and prompts to extract files to c:\dell\drivers\1005w, click Unzip.

  10. When the WinZip Self-Extractor window appears and indicates that 19 files are extracted, click OK.

  11. In the Dell Software Installation Documentation window, scroll to the bottom of the document and click the Install Now button.

  12. When the window with the following message appears: You have chosen to download a file from this location (setup.exe), click Run this program from its current location and then click OK.

  13. When the security warning appears and indicates that the driver is missing Authenticode driver signings, click Yes.

  14. Follow the wizard to complete the installation of the Enhanced Quietkey (PS2)/ Performance (USB) keyboard software.

  15. When prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.



Download and Install DellTouch Programmable Hot Keys Software

To download and install the DellTouch Programmable Hot Keys Software, perform the following steps:

  1. Click here to enter the Drivers and Downloads page.

  2. Click

    Enter a Tag
    to use your Service Tag to find the BIOS update.

    Note:
    If the Service Tag is not available, click
    Select Model
    and select the appropriate Product Type and Product Model.

  3. Click Go.

  4. Select the desired operating system, driver language, and importance settings from the drop down boxes as pictured below (Figure 1). The Category drop down box should be set to Mouse & Keyboards.

    Operating System:
    Windows XP
    Driver Language:
    English
    Category:
    Mouse & Keyboards
    Importance:
    All
    Figure 1: Drivers and Downloads Drop-down Selections

  5. Locate and click on the Dell - Driver package that applies to Enhanced QuietKey (PS2) / Performance (USB) Keyboards as displayed in the column labeled File Title to display the download page.

    Note:
    If you have the information provided from the online System Information utility or your invoice, please refer to this for what drivers to download.

  6. Review the information on the page and take note of Installation Instructions and Important Information.

  7. Click Download Now. You may receive a warning and an option to run or save the file.

  8. Click Save.

  9. When the Save As window appears, designate a folder to save the file that is being downloaded and click Save.
    The download progress window displays.

  10. When the download is complete, follow the instructions provided in the Installation Instructions (as viewed in step 6 above).



Install Programmable HotKeys Software

  1. Insert the DellTouch software CD into your CD or DVD drive.

  2. The Setup window appears.

    Note:
    If the setup does not automatically start, click Start, click Run, and then type x:\setup.exe where x: is the drive letter of your CD drive.

  3. Follow the prompts to complete installation of the software.



 
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Article ID: SLN51116

Last Date Modified: 10/24/2012 12:00 AM


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