If you recently purchased a Surface Studio 2, you probably received the Surface Keyboard, or if you’re transitioning from a laptop to a desktop computer, chances are that you picked up the Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID, which also happens to support Windows Hello. While these are excellent premium input peripherals with slim profile designs, because they connect wirelessly using Bluetooth, the setup process can be a little confusing. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to set up your brand-new Microsoft Modern Keyboard or Microsoft Surface Keyboard for Windows 10.

How to connect a Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard to your device

To connect your new Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID (EKZ-00001) or Microsoft Surface Keyboard use these steps. Once you’ve completed the steps, the status of the peripheral should change to “Connected,” and then, you can start using the Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID or Surface Keyboard. Microsoft Modern Keyboard connected It’s important to note that both peripherals are virtually the same, the only two differences are the branding and the built-in fingerprint reader, which is only available in the “Modern Keyboard” model. In addition, these instructions may also work to set up a “Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop” keyboard. If you’re setting up the Modern Keyboard, you can also use this guide to set up Windows Hello using your fingerprint. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.