F8 Key on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by John Kodsi, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. John Kodsi

    John Kodsi

    I am using an Apple MacBook Pro. I am trying to install a Windows XP Pro OS. The first screen is a licensing screen. It asks you to type F8 to accept. My F8 Key is reserved for the keyboard backlight brightness. I have captured the input but I only see a response from the Keyboard backlight. Subsequently, I can't continue with the Windows installation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. schmidp


    press fn+f8
  3. John Kodsi

    John Kodsi

    Hold Down "fn" key along with F8. I thought I had already tried this.
    I tried again. It works fine.
  4. farshad


    F8 not working at all for me.

    On a MacBook Pro.

    I am booting WinXP SP2 install from an ISO image (since the CD option is disabled!!!) - it gets to the licensing screen and asks me to press F8 to accept.

    I've tried F8 and fn+F8. I tried changing my keyboard preferences to use the function keys as F-keys by default and tried again. Still no dice.

    I can page-down (using FN-dn), I can hit escape, but I still can't F8! I even attached an external keyboard, and hit F8. No response (page up and down work fine on that keyboard). Any ideas?

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