I actually just purchased a midi keyboard. Sibelius should recognize the keyboard as well, correct?
Yes. You may need to go into Preferences > Input Devices
to tweak though. Make sure the keyboard is plugged in and on before opening Sibelius.
I understand what you're saying about the shots/rims should still be triggered when I hit the keys that SHOULD correspond with that, but that's not the case. So I will re-install the 2.5.5 an hopefully the outcome will be different!
The TriggerTest files didn't trigger the shots/rims down there even with the older patch files?
Is there anything specific you may think I missed during the installment of the VDL upgrade that would fix this problem?
Nothing comes to mind.