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

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    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

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    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

    Darth.Titan

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    What kind of Bluetooth keyboard are you using? Option-booting works fine using my Apple Bluetooth keyboard.
     
  4. tirexstorm thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. cosrocket macrumors regular

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    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

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    Thanks

    Thanks very much
    You are a life saver
     

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