Curious. Are you running this as a Boot Camp partition, or strictly as a VM?
Not sure.. I would expect to be able to use the keyboard after clicking into the VM.
However if that is not working, the next thing that I would try is to pass an external keyboard to the guest directly.
The below doc might help for that:
See also the "USB HID" paragraph in this document:
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I am running Windows10 as an actual VM.