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Keyboard doesn't work in BIOS, any other way to change boot order?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wonkavision, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. wonkavision

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    I've got a Windows 7 upgrade disc, so I first installed Windows XP and now need to boot from this new disc. Because I'm going from 32-bit XP to 64-bit Windows 7, I have to boot from the disc.

    I can press F12 to get into the boot order selection screen; but pressing the arrow keys, escape, or enter has no effect. Once I'm on that screen, I just have to turn off the PC because I can't do anything else.

    Both keyboards I've tried have been USB. I actually bought a new keyboard in case my keyboard was the issue, but the stores only had USB keyboards--if USB is the issue, I'll have to wait a few days before I can borrow an old keyboard that uses PS2.

    Is there any way to workaround this using the USB keyboard I have?
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Try plugging the usb keyboard into the usb port next to the ethernet port.

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