Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 23:54 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 has a problem " it really can boot up too quickly. So quickly, in fact, that there is no longer time for anything to interrupt boot. When you turn on a Windows 8 PC, there's no longer long enough to detect keystrokes like F2 or F8, much less time to read a message such as 'Press F2 for Setup'. For the first time in decades, you will no longer be able to interrupt boot and tell your PC to do anything different than what it was already expecting to do. Fast booting is something we definitely want to preserve. Certainly no one would imagine intentionally slowing down boot to allow these functions to work as they did in the past. In this blog I'll walk through how we're addressing this 'problem' with new solutions that will keep your PC booting as quickly as possible, while still letting you do all the things you expect."
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RE: Comment by nutt
by biffuz on Thu 24th May 2012 16:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by nutt"
biffuz
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2006-03-27

Some keyboards are too stupid to detect if a key is pressed when they're powered on. I verified this myself years ago in an electronics project, but they were all AT/PS2 keyboards (12+ years ago). Perhaps USB keyboards are smarter, who knows...

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