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lenjackSun Sep-05-21 02:31 AM
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"PS/2 Keyboard"


          

Any disadvantage to using a PS/2 keyboard over a USB one? I just connected my old PS/2, and kind of like starting up with an "any key" press.

  

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TtechSun Sep-05-21 12:56 PM
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#1. "RE: PS/2 Keyboard"
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None that I know of. Some recent business class computers have still included PS/2 ports. An advantage of using a PS/2 port, if you have it, is that it frees up a USB port.

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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lenjackSun Sep-05-21 03:08 PM
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Thanks

  

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dtellierSun Sep-05-21 10:27 PM
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Only downside is you generally lose the hot-swap capability you may have enjoyed with the USB keyboard.

Dave

  

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lenjackSun Sep-05-21 10:56 PM
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#4. "RE: PS/2 Keyboard"
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Yes, I had to reboot for it to work. Also, I had to enable it in the BIOS. Now, I can save 500 milliseconds on boot up, by pressing "any key."

  

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