very strange windows set-up problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by giovanni.apd, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. giovanni.apd macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
    I am attempting to install Windows on my intel iMac through the use of BootCamp.
    I have reached the stage where I install Windows. I have partitioned the drive and am now booting from the Wondows XP Professional Edition DVD in order to install the OS.
    My problem occurs as I reach a blue screen with instructions prompting me to press the enter key to continue the installation. My wireless keyboard, of course, is not recognized. I went out and bought a PS/2 to USB adapter in order to use my old PC keyboards to press ENTER. Curiously, this did not work. I since went out and bought a USB keyboard, the cheapest I could find. Frustratingly enough, this also doesn't solve the problem.
    I have attempted restarting the computer, and restarting into MacOS (the bluetooth keyboard is recognized during start-up), but nothing has helped, I'm hoping you guys ca.
    Thanks for any tips you can give!
  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    Bay Area
    Try this:

    Assuming by wireless you mean the Apple branded bluetooth keyboard, you can hold down option as you boot (which brings up the Boot to Apple / Boot to CD menu thing). Once you get there, press the arrow keys on the Bluetooth keyboard enough so that it recognizes. It will pick up after a bunch of key strokes. Then, use the BT keyboard to select the CD, and it will recognize your key presses during the setup.

  3. giovanni.apd thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006

Share This Page