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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rjheys, Apr 24, 2009.
Why are you using the keyboard when the mouse can select them perfectly fine?
Are you installing 32 bit or 64 bit XP ?
The Apple keyboard that shipped with my '09 Mac Pro worked fine during my XP install yesterday.
i used an apple wired keyboard that came with an old imac and it worked fine, no problems here installing windows xp pro sp2... now using my old apple wireless keyboard
This is also a problem on the octo 2.8.
I tried multiple times to load 32 bit XP into a boot camp partition. On each occasion the when asked for info the keyboard fails to be recognized.
Eventually, I'll call Apple Support and seek an answer (when I have several hours to waste).
You think they might tell you that's a Windows problem and that they don't support Windows?
Similar situation when I shut down incorrectly and I got a "Disc checking for errors...Press any key to cancel" message upon restarting in Windows.
I couldn't press any key, nothing would register and I'd have to sit through the whole disc checking process.
Don't know exactly what fixed it, but after reinstalling Leopard and Windows (using a new copy downloaded from the M$DS site), that problem resolved itself. Keyboard became detectable before Windows was loaded.
Do you have another keyboard to try it with? Stupid question, but you are using a wired one right?
Wait two weeks and the problem will go away...
If you wait a couple weeks you will find you no longer have any need for Windoze. If you put it on, you will find you don't use it IMHO.
Possible, I suppose. But Apple sells VMWare, so there's at least one reason to hope.
Besides, I have a large iTunes collection and will enjoy listening to my favorite tunes while on hold ...
Yes, of course. Tried both an older wired keyboard from my G5 and the stock keyboard right out of the box of the MacPro. No joy.
I don't know about the keyboard, but don't forget: If your partition size is over 32gb, you'll need to reformat the partition (in the Windows installer) as NTFS.
What I posted in another thread earlier:
Solution (need a working windows installation or a windows-pc):
0 - create 3 folders c:\windows64iso c:\windows64exe c:\windows64dvd
1 - download this .exe file and put into c:\windows64exe
2 - put .iso you downloaded from ms (or an .iso you created from your retail windows disc) into c:\windows64iso and unzip it
3 - move .iso file out of c:\windows64iso and trash / delete it (won't need it anymore)
4 - open a dos prompt in c:\windows64exe and type:
oscdimg -n -m -bc:\windows64iso\boot\etfsboot.com c:\windows64iso c:\windows64dvd\windows64dvd.iso
The windows64dvd.iso is the file you gonna burn onto a new DVD
This was for 64bit Windows, but will work with 32bit as well.