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Windows 7: cant enter bios with wireless usb keyboard

02 May 2011   #1

cant enter bios with wireless usb keyboard

i guess this is not exactly a pure win7 question, since the problem occurs before even booting up.... ; ) i hope someone can help anyway.

i have a logitech MK320 wireless combo and the receiver is attached to one of mobos usb ports

during startup i want to press F12 to get into the boot options... but it works only if i use an old ps2 keyboards.

it's a new gigabyte h67ma-ud2hbe mobo with the newest bios.

could anyone please point me in the right direction how to get this to work?


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02 May 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

you sometimes have to turn on usb keyboard support in your bios.

your bios is probably different, but you'll most likely have a similar sort of setting:

cant enter bios with wireless usb keyboard-bios.jpg

sorry for the poor photo - but my camera's been drinking

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02 May 2011   #3


hi mickey,
thanks alot for the photo ; ) - as much as i remember I already turned this feature on already. (i have the chance tomorrow to check it again)
if until then anyone has another suggestion that i could try then please let me know.

but it IS possible, to use a wireless keyboard for preboot actions ,right?
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02 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robin77 View Post
but it IS possible, to use a wireless keyboard for preboot actions ,right?
Sorry but I don't believe so, the wireless mouse has to be discovered and it is the operating system that discovers it.

That's why it is nice to have a spare keyboard laying around.

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02 May 2011   #5

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

Rich, I don't know what Mobo the poster has but my Asus board finds and brings up my wireless kb and mouse in the bios and I can enter the bios from the kb while booting.
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02 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Yes it is true for the once you will have to make the settings change with a wired KB + save setting to BIOS, after you will then be able to use without problems...... its not always the case though dependant on make model and Bios versions ect
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02 May 2011   #7


The mobo is a Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H-B3 it's about 2 months old

I'm not infront of the machine right now... will be again tomorrow.
If I can't get it to work I'll post again...

Thanks so far....
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02 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I found this out the hard way, in my case I had to my keyboard hooked up to a PCI usb add on card and it wouldn't let me into the bios either. I had to plug in keyboard to usb port on the mobo, once I did that I could get into the bios with not problem at all.
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