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USB keyboard boot

 
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dan300



Joined: 04 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:41 pm    Post subject: USB keyboard boot Reply with quote

When a usb keyboard is attached to Win98SE for the first time, the new hardware wizard starts. Is there a way to avoid this and just have the standard HID get loaded? It takes four or five Enter presses to get there, but if no mouse or PS2 keyboard is also attached, it can't be done.

Need a NUSB33E.EXE for keyboards.
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's the first time the device has been used, then it will probably have to load the drivers. Win98 never really was that good with USB.

You may be able to get around the problem of having to use a PS2 keyboard to press Enter on, by enabling USB Legacy support in the BIOS. With that enabled, a USB keyboard and mouse might just work well enough to get through the new hardware wizard while the proper drivers load.
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