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I found I could get the Legacy USB or whatever it is called to be active by booting the hardware with the USB keyboard plugged in. That lets grub to come up and me to change it to whatever OS I wish to run, it allows me to get to the BIOS, and to run Linux. I can also run Windows XP, but Windows XP will not accept the keyboard enough to log in.

So I just ordered a Keytronic E3601P2 brand new from the manufacturer. It is a direct replacement for the 10 year old Keytronic that I had on that machine. I will continue to use the old PS2 keyboard on the new machine. Perhaps I should have ordered two of those.

All this so I can run TaxAct once a year, and a coupla other programs I run about as often. Otherwise, I would not need Windows at all. And I would not need to keep the 10 year old computer either. Although it is handy to log into my main machine with when its keyboard quit.

I now have a spare USB keyboard, but if I have to replace one of these computers, I can use it, or give it to a deserving friend.
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