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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 24-Oct-12 04:54:04
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I had to move to usb keyboard


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seems PS2 almost dead now, spent 2 hours trying to find a good PS2 keyboard and couldnt so had to give in and USB is on order.

Hopefully it wont have issues accessing bios etc.

I would have eventually had to do this anyway as I expect next time I upgrade my pc I will have to use a motherboard with one less PS2 port.

Also I noticed some keyboards now have a small enter key?
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Wed 24-Oct-12 06:21:51
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seems PS2 almost dead now, spent 2 hours trying to find a good PS2 keyboard and couldnt so had to give in and USB is on order.

Hopefully it wont have issues accessing bios etc.

I would have eventually had to do this anyway as I expect next time I upgrade my pc I will have to use a motherboard with one less PS2 port.

Also I noticed some keyboards now have a small enter key?


could you not just use a £1 PS2 to USB adapter if you like to use PS2 that much, then again ive never had a problem entering bios with usb, usb to ps2 or ps2 its self so i dont think ull have much of a prob TBH

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 24-Oct-12 07:46:52
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Or if you still have a PC with a PS2 port then presumably it will have limited USB connectivity so a USB hub would be a good buy.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 24-Oct-12 13:59:53
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At quick glance, there appear to be 472 PS2 Keyboards on Amazon incl. HP Standard Keyboard - PS/2 - Silver / Black - £14.71

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 24-Oct-12 18:37:36
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USB keyboards have been able to access the bios for a few years now. it is normally when you go into dos or if you do F8 on windows you may have problems, but there is normally a option in the bios to enable usb for that.

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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Wed 24-Oct-12 20:58:42
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USB keyboards have been able to access the bios for a few years now.
No USB keyboad has been able to access the Bios on my PC for the last few years.

If the OP's PC is as old as mine, then a PS2 keyboard is the only option.

although I agree with posts about adapters, and search engines etc.



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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 24-Oct-12 21:08:08
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In Windows XP (and before) days, PS/2 had a number of advantages over USB. It didn't use up precious USB ports, it didn't draw power from the USB ports which often got quite flaky with multiple devices plugged in, it didn't have problems getting into BIOS or Windows setup but another major advantage of using PS/2 was there was usually less input lag and better responsiveness when using it compared to USB.

Over the past few years though all those points are no longer the case with modern equipment and operating systems, even the opposite.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 24-Oct-12 21:09:43
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Also I noticed some keyboards now have a small enter key?

Yes, it's not amusing at all.

If you want an old-skool type of keyboard check out the accuratus range http://www.accuratus.co.uk/

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Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Thu 25-Oct-12 07:28:28
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Shocking! You will also be devastated to know that wheneger you upgrade it you new PC is unlikely to have a parallel port, serial port or a place for hitching your hoese. laugh

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Standard User sjr
(knowledge is power) Thu 25-Oct-12 13:29:18
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I'm hoping my PS2 keyboard and mouse keep going for a while yet, not because I have any great love for them but if I go USB I'll need a new KVM switch and cables as well and that's when it starts to get pricey smile
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