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MS Bluetooth Desktop Set-BIOS Question

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May 11, 2004 12:17:10 AM

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I have a home-built PC (3.0 P4 , 1GB DDR 3200 RAM, Win XP Home) with a
Gigabyte GA-81PE1000 Pro-G Motherboard (Award BIOS)...I recently
purchased a Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse Cordless desktop and am
wondering if anyone can tell me if it's possible to use the keyboard
to work with the system BIOS...I've tried and find that the keyboard
does not work until Win XP is running...Is there a BIOS setting for
the GA-81PE100 Pro-G that would enable the keyboard before Windows
loads?

Any asssistance would be greatly appreciated!


Tony P.
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May 11, 2004 4:42:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Until motherboard manufacturers can build a bluetooth stack into the bios
such that it can emulate legacy modes (like how USB does), you won't be able
to use your BT devices before Windows loads its drivers.

You'll need to hook up a ps/2 or usb device (with legacy support) in order
to access the bios.

--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

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"TP" <apiro@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I have a home-built PC (3.0 P4 , 1GB DDR 3200 RAM, Win XP Home) with a
> Gigabyte GA-81PE1000 Pro-G Motherboard (Award BIOS)...I recently
> purchased a Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse Cordless desktop and am
> wondering if anyone can tell me if it's possible to use the keyboard
> to work with the system BIOS...I've tried and find that the keyboard
> does not work until Win XP is running...Is there a BIOS setting for
> the GA-81PE100 Pro-G that would enable the keyboard before Windows
> loads?
>
> Any asssistance would be greatly appreciated!
>
>
> Tony P.
!