Installing Win XP

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Installing Win XP

Postby ffistometer » 25. Mar 2009, 16:44

OK, so this is going to sound REALLY dumb, but here goes. Have searched every permutation I can think of for an answer to this, and found NOTHING!

Second or third screen on the baseline windows installer requires you to press f8 - How do I send the f8. Tried my Mac's keyboard, tried another USB keyboard from a PC... No joy!

Anyone able to give me a clue?

Ta
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Re: Installing Win XP

Postby dmcgraw » 25. Mar 2009, 17:32

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Re: Installing Win XP

Postby ffistometer » 25. Mar 2009, 22:19

D'oh, now I knew I was being daft! It's always the bleeding obvious isn't it...

Doesn't explain why I couldn't find that info when I seached though. I seached f8, F8, function key, XP install keyboard, combinations of them...

Ah well, thanks a lot!
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