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Keyboard does not work during Windows XP install

Keyboard does not work during Windows XP install

I am trying to install Windows XP MCE (Media Center Edition) 2005 on a vintage Dell XPS 400 machine. This system does not have PS2 ports and I don't have a USB keyboard or mouse so I'm using a USB to PS2 adapter. The adapter works fine under most situations however, it looks like Windows XP Professional Setup can't handle it. I'm trying to press ENTER to setup Windows XP and it isn't happening. "R" or F3 aren't doing anything either.

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Guest [Entry]

"Had an issue where a PS/2 keyboard would allow ESC and F3 on the Windows XP setup screen, but pressing ENTER wouldn't do anything.

I started pressing all the keyboard keys one at a time, and lo, and behold! pressing the M key substituted as pressing ENTER, and was able to complete the install by pressing M where ENTER was called for.

This is likely a keyboard mapping issue on this particular motherboard (this keyboard works fine on other computers), but maybe this will help someone who has a similar problem."