iMac Boot To Windows

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Freis968, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Freis968 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2007
    Winter Park, Florida
    I just got my 2006 iMac back from my daughter and it boots up in Win Vista Bootcamp mode. I have a Windows keyboard and a wireless apple keyboard, the Bluetooth won't work and I cannot get OS x to come up with win keyboard. There is also a CD stuck in the drive and I don't know how to eject with win keyboard.


    PS. She does not remember the password to login to Windows.
  2. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Plug in the windows keyboard and hold Alt on startup. That'll let you boot into Mac.

    If the Bluetooth isn't working in Windows you need to install the Boot Camp drivers from somewhere. But without a password that probably won't be an option.
  3. JohnRocks macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Try resetting the keyboard's memory of wireless apple keyboard, Power it down, then power it back on but keep the power button pressed for 3 seconds. Make sure Windows 7 is using the correct driver. Go to Device Manager -> System Devices and select Bluetooth HID Device. Go to the Driver tab and click "Update Driver" Select Browse my Computer, then "Let me Pick". If it shows you more than one available driver with exactly the same name, you have to eventually choose the Microsoft one to get the keyboard to work properly.
    In the Windows 7 task bar, click the Bluetooth icon and select Add Device.
    Next right click on your device's icon and select Properties. If your device isn't listed, try turning it off and on or just mash the keypad or click a few times.
    From the Properties dialog, in the Services tab, you should see a checkbox item for "Drivers for keyboard, mice, etc (HID)" under Bluetooth Services. Make sure that is checked. Open up 'Devices and Printers'
    Click 'Add a device'
    The computer will scan for your keyboard, which may come up as just 'keyboard' or as an 'Apple Keyboard'
    Select use your own Passkeys and type in 1111 using your existing keyboard.
    It will now be waiting for you to enter the same password on your Apple wireless keyboard. Key it in, press return and your keyboard should be paired with your pc.
  4. Freis968, Apr 27, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012

    Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2007
    Winter Park, Florida

    With the iMac off I started it and began tapping the ALT key on the Windows Wireless Keyboard. After about four taps I held it down and thankfully the Windows and OS X partitions came up and I was able to select the OS X one.

    Thanks for the replies but this seems to be the fix for this issue.

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