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Windows 7: Power on pc with usb keyboard?


20 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 
Power on pc with usb keyboard?

Hi, I was wondering if you could power on your pc with a usb keyboard. I have entered the bios and enabled, 'Power on by Keyboard' and selected any key.

Nothing, the power button is broke and this is the easiest way.

Thanks


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20 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have a USB keyboard and I use it to return from Sleep mode daily.

In BIOS make sure that your USB settings are controlled by the BIOS and not the OS.

All I can say is that it works for me.
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20 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
I have a USB keyboard and I use it to return from Sleep mode daily.

In BIOS make sure that your USB settings are controlled by the BIOS and not the OS.

All I can say is that it works for me.
I understand that but I want to turn on my pc from the start not the os. I mean power up the pc.
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20 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Is legacy USB enabled in BIOS?
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20 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Is legacy USB enabled in BIOS?
Yes I enabled it when my dvd drive broke
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20 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I've never heard of a keyboard that can do a cold start if that's what your asking.
I could be wrong but it seems it would have to be linked to your start button somehow.
Fabe
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20 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

I will try a ps/2 keyboard
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20 Feb 2011   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Maybe replacing the power switch would be a easier fix.....you can use any type normally off switch(if you are willing to drill)....my case is using a heavy duty marine starter push button switch.

I don't think any keyboard can do a cold start, due firstly it would have no power, second if you used externally powered usb keyboard...nothing is reading the keyboard command, even the BIOS is not running before the cold start....
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20 Feb 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

My ASUS motherboard has that feature but it has to be a PS2 keyboard or mouse for it to work. I also have to set a jumper on my motherboard to feed the AUX 5 V to the PS2 ports. On my motherboard you can bring the PC out of hibernate or sleep with a USB keyboard or mouse but you can't power it up. It can be quite handy to power up your PC with a mouse click.
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20 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prof Kerfuffle View Post
Hi, I was wondering if you could power on your pc with a usb keyboard. I have entered the bios and enabled, 'Power on by Keyboard' and selected any key.

Nothing, the power button is broke and this is the easiest way.

Thanks
Check keyboard settings under Device Manager and make sure the "Allow this device to wake the computer" check box is checked.

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My keyboard is strictly USB - Logitech Wave wireless keyboard. Also in BIOS make sure "Legacy USB" or something like that is enabled as well.

Hope this helps.


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