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Windows 7: Windows 7 doesn't accept my Keyboard, HURRAY.

30 Aug 2009   #11

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

IS IT ME, or are there more?

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30 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The dell website will likely explain how to update the BIOS. Sometimes, they have you run it from within Windows. Sometimes, you put it on a floppy disk and boot from it. Sometimes you make a bootable cd rom and install from that. The dell website at the download page should explain how to do it.
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30 Aug 2009   #13


I am still wondering how the OP arrives at the screen without a mouse/keyboard.

It's almost okay to be angry, just not AT anyone here - with the first post.

I guess digging out an old PS/2 keyboatd is not possible?
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30 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave27 View Post
1. I say "I don't mean to be rude" for a reason, mind you.
2. Thankyou for an actual response, I have already installed it, I just need to input the Product Key. I'm not quite sure what you mean. Yes it does work in those zones where ou can press F2 to mess with stuff behind software.

NINJA EDIT: I dont have a "Dell" Key On my Keyboard.
But I suppose that you have a delete (del) key on your Dell, even if it doesn't get you into the BIOS setup.

Your problem is odd. You say that you can get into the BIOS setup with F2. (At least, I think that is what you meant.) So, that means that the BIOS detects the keyboard. Seems like that ought to be good enough.

As you have an appliance PC, the BIOS settings are limited. All that I can think of is to change the BIOS setting so as to not boot from a USB device. I'm not confident that it'll help, but it may. I dimly recall that it was helpful for some purposes a Dell or two ago (at my employer).
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30 Aug 2009   #15


Thanks for the shake bobkn.

I can also recall that (some) Dell won't recognize a USB keyboard during disc image restore unless it is in usb port 1. Perhaps it applies here.
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30 Aug 2009   #16

Vista 7, PlayStation 3 OS

I wasn't angry. Although i did take offence to to those remarks on the second comment.

USB port 1? your saying i should plug it into the back of it?
Nope, PS/2 Keyboards not accepted.
And I'll try what i can immedietly and try back for results.
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30 Aug 2009   #17

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Is there a setting in the bios setup ? That says turn USB keyboard ON or OFF ?

Seems like I remember that setting in some computers

" Doc "
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30 Aug 2009   #18

Vista 7, PlayStation 3 OS

Into boot menu.
In "onboard devices" It says
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30 Aug 2009   #19


Did you try with the keyboard in the the first port, USB 0?

Did you disable USB boot, if applicable?
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30 Aug 2009   #20

Vista 7, PlayStation 3 OS

Its in, and The keyboard turns off during the start up
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 Windows 7 doesn't accept my Keyboard, HURRAY.

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