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Topic # 24666 30-Jul-2008 13:09
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Hi
i own the Logitech PS3 Bluetooth keyboard, it didnt come with a doggle so i bought one of these http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=ADPLAS0710

does anyone know how to get it working in bios, before windows launches

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  Reply # 152818 30-Jul-2008 21:07
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laser ones work tho rite?

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  Reply # 152829 30-Jul-2008 21:41
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laser? do you mean infrared? Depends on the keyboard some might, Microsoft MCE won't. 




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  Reply # 152963 31-Jul-2008 12:04
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freitasm: You can't use a Bluetooth keyboard before the drivers are loaded...


I don't think this is true.  When I built my HTPC, I used my Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 7000 bluetooth keyboard right from the start.  To get into the bios and install Vista.  All I did was plug in the bluetooth dongle and away it went...



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  Reply # 152966 31-Jul-2008 12:07
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Satch:
freitasm: You can't use a Bluetooth keyboard before the drivers are loaded...


I don't think this is true.  When I built my HTPC, I used my Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 7000 bluetooth keyboard right from the start.  To get into the bios and install Vista.  All I did was plug in the bluetooth dongle and away it went...

i think

Are you sure your keyboard mouse both were bluetooth?. our keyboard could be infra and mouse could be bluetooth

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  Reply # 152970 31-Jul-2008 12:09
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Both my keyboard and mouse are bluetooth.

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  Reply # 152976 31-Jul-2008 12:18
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If you have a matching dongle from the kb/mouse manufacture, then it should work in BIOS + Installs - mine does (Logitech MX5500).

This is because the Bluetooth connection is totally between the peripheral and the dongle, then the dongle presents itself to the PC as a USB HID. The PC in this scenario does not even require Bluetooth built in!

If you have no manufacturers matching dongle, (i.e. you rely on the PCs own Bluetooth, or a third party Bluetooth USB dongle), then you need an OS + drivers loaded before it will work.

...and remember, pants are mandatory.







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  Reply # 152987 31-Jul-2008 12:43
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There you go then!

Thanks for the clarification Tony.

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