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Bluetooth keyboard with Truecrypt

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I have purchased some Samsung Slate Tablets for my users. We currently use True crypt for encryption. It asks for a password upon booting into windows.  Currently the only way to input the password is with a usb keyboard since Bluetooth does not seem to be active yet. Is there a way around this that i can let my users use a Bluetooth keyboard to log in or are they stuck with a bigger usb keyboard to get past the encryption?  They are currently running Windows 7.
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by:Henk van Achterberg
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Instead of using bluetooth can't you use a wireless keyboard with an usb dongle. Such dongle can be very small and because it is usb it works with truecrypt.

Bluetooth will NOT work UNLESS there is an receiver which independently pairs and is stuck in the USB port. But I am not aware of such device.
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by:bostonstaus
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The tablet has built in Bluetooth.  The usb keyboard is what im trying to avoid. I have a case that has a bluetooth keyboard built into it so thats what i want to use.
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Bluetooth devices work when they are paired with the device. Pairing, and initializing paired devices happen at the OS level. So the answer is no, you cannot use the Bluetooth keyboard pre boot.
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