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Good morning.


I'm finishing my HTPC build this evening and have a quick question regarding the initial setup. Do I need a wired keyboard to access the bios settings and install Windows 7 Ultimate? If so, should it be USB or PS2, or does that not matter?


I'll be using the Logitech Dinovo Edge (BT) and am concerned that it won't recognize the keyboard when I first turn on the machine.


Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!



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My Dinovo Edge works fine to access the bios and everything on my AM3 machine but wouldn't work on my 939 machine.


The Edge uses bluetooth frequency but is synced to the dongle. You can use it as a standard bluetooth device but it comes like a standard wireless keyboard just using the bluetooth frequency. This way you don't need to worry about it not syncing.
 

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Justin:


Thanks for the quick response. Just to clarify, I'll be booting this computer from scratch, with no OS installed. You think the BT keyboard should work just fine, even without Windows installed on the machine?


Thanks.



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Yupp should work without a problem. If it doesn't i'd plug it into another computer to have it sync to the dongle. Then it should work.
 

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The bluetooth is weird on it. you can change it to normal bluetooth where you can add other devices and stuff or just leave it and it isn't recignized as being bluetooth. Either way it works fine but I perfer leaving it as it works without a problem.
 

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Thanks so much!


Hopefully I'll have this thing wrapped up tonight. Went to install my SSD and HDD last night just to learn that I don't have a long enough screwdriver to get to two of the hard drive cage screws. Need a screwdriver with nearly a 6 inch long shaft.


This is my first build so hopefully I don't fry anything when I turn it on tonight...



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Originally Posted by justinm0424 /forum/post/18248187


My Dinovo Edge works fine to access the bios and everything on my AM3 machine but wouldn't work on my 939 machine.

Odd. Works just fine on my 939 mobo.


To OP, I too agree that it should work right off the bat (have to sync the two parts together with the buttons on each) and it should work in the BIOS and all (mine does.)


That said, even if it doesn't, nothing is stopping you from plugging a corded USB keyboard into the PC at least until you get everything setup and working. Then switch over to the Edge.


If you don't have another USB keyboard at home, maybe your office won't notice if you take your work keyboard home for the night.



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Originally Posted by Gramin /forum/post/18248305


Thanks so much!


Hopefully I'll have this thing wrapped up tonight. Went to install my SSD and HDD last night just to learn that I don't have a long enough screwdriver to get to two of the hard drive cage screws. Need a screwdriver with nearly a 6 inch long shaft.


This is my first build so hopefully I don't fry anything when I turn it on tonight...



-Gramin

The hard drive cage is probably removable. There should be no need for a special screwdriver.
 

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It's removable, however, two of the screws holding it in place are situated between the case wall and the cage wall, a space of about 1/2 inch. I don't have a screw driver long enough. The screwdriver handle is too thick to fit. I'm about to go pick up a new screwdriver and should be able to wrap this up tonight.
 

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It worked without a problem. Plugged it in an presto! Finished putting it together last night and installed Windows 7 Ultimate on it this morning. It's screaming fast with the SSD. Now I just need to do a little cable management. My video card is pushing against the power supply.
 
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