I think this is a well known problem with bluetooth keyboards. Sometimes I need to enter the BIOS setup when powering up my Dell XPS 410. To do that I must press F2. But my bluetooth keyboard doesn't work till Vista is up and running -- to late to enter Setup.
My computer came with a Dell Wireless 355C Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR module. I would be willing to disable that if I need to to solve this problem. I read somewhere that CSR produces a usb based bluetooth dongle with what it calls an HID Proxy that allows bluetooth keyboards to work before the operating syste starts up.
Is this true? Does it work with a Dell computer? Does it work with Vista Home Premium? Where can I get one?
Is there a better solution to my problem?
Thanks for any advice you may give me.
-- Tim Dempsey