Question relates to all Compute Sticks but asking about:
Will a bluetooth keyboard and mouse (such as the Microsoft 7N9-00003 work in the BIOS?
Do i get the BIOS to see this then the system treats this as a built in Keyboard and mouse? If so how would i do this?
We are trying to resist using the Microsoft version with the small USB adapter thats also wireless...
I have no experience with the Microsoft product. However I work with Logitech Mouse + Keyboard Combo. Here you may see examples:
BT-based keyboards and mice can be used with all versions of the Intel Compute Stick (ICS). I am using a (unfortunately awful EagleTec) BT Mouse on an FC ICS as we speak (this is older than SC ICS). Remember that, if you have non-BT keyboards/mice plugged in at power-on, you may need to enter BIOS Setup and manually connect your BT-based devices.
I am not sure I understand your second question, but I may have answered it above.
I use Logitech keyboards and mice almost exclusively and, as Leon indicated, I use the Logitech dongles when using wireless versions. I agree that this can be an issue with the ICS because of the limited USB posts (especially the FC ICS, which only has one). I have a Logitech BT mouse that I use with my Atom tablet and it also works great with the ICS. I have an extra BT keyboard and mouse that I keep around just in case, but they're so awful to work with (never buy EagleTec) that I also keep an old USB hub around to add ports if I need them.
Hope this helps,
What i mean is, does a genuine BlueTooth keyboard and mouse (not the type with a USB receiver) work from BIOS, when i power the system on, will it see the keyboard to allow me to get in to BIOS before Windows loads the bluetooth drivers?
I am aware of the USB connected Wireless version,s we are trying to avoid using those based on needing a USB port.
I would add that, while Wireless activity can interfere with their operation, I see fewer interference issues with the Logitech dongles than I do with my BT-based devices.