Using option key to boot into windows not working with BT keyboard

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tirexstorm, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. tirexstorm macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007
    I have no problem using my wired keyboard to boot into Windows using boot camp. but when I use the Apple Bluetooth keyboard, holding down the option button when powering up does not work. Anyone else have this problem? Any solutions?
  2. akswun macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2009
    yeah i have the same problem well not problem but I think because nothing has really loaded yet at that point not even Bluetooth

    I use the keyboard on my MBP on startup and hold the alt(option) key from there.
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    What kind of Bluetooth keyboard are you using? Option-booting works fine using my Apple Bluetooth keyboard.
  4. tirexstorm thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007
  5. cosrocket macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    You can push the button on the right side of the keyboard a couple of times while holding down the option key right after you here the chime, that's what works for me. Not the most elegant solution I know but it works most of the time.
  6. ofirsa macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2012

    Thanks very much
    You are a life saver

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