|Well I've done this on ASUS motherboards (P2B's through P4B800) and Dell Optiplex GX 620 systems. |
I do this several times a week. We are in the process of upgrading all our systems from Win2K to XP. I plug in a USB connection from my KVM switch and a USB keyboard. I use the keyboard and mouse connected to the KVM switch to input the data as the OS is loading. Then once the OS is loaded we run scripts that put all the latest patches on, and configure the OS to our specs. At certain points in the script it will ask to press Ok, verify which option etc. I've done this so many times I know what beeps mean what so I don't need to switch from my main computer to the one being reloaded. I just press the proper key on the USB keyboard connected directly to the computer.
Just for giggles, we wanted to see how keyboards we could connect. We tried up to 4 on the Dell 620 and they all worked. Yes, we were bored that day.