booting into bootcamp with 3rd party keyboard

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Meever, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    I have a 3rd party keyboard that i use regularly. It's a usb keyboard (razer brand if it matters) using usb.

    I was under the impression that you just press the left alt key while computer boots to HD partitions but I can't get it to do that. Is there some option that I have to enable somewhere before I can use this keyboard to boot into bootcamp?

    Also on a unrelated note there seems to be a 2nd "windows" partiton no matter how I format the HD. What's up with that? Is that normal?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Some combinations just don't work.

    For example on my Core Duo iMac, I have an Apple Aluminum (wired) KB that can't bring up the menu. I typically use the remote. Yet, I have a Logitech KB that works.

    Go figure.

    If you do this a lot you might consider Boot Champ or BootPicker.


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