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When you try to install Windows Server 2003, the 12 function keys (F1 through F12) do not work during the text-mode portion of Setup. When you press the F8 key to agree to the End User License Agreement (EULA), nothing happens and you cannot continue Setup.
This problem may occur if you have a Microsoft Office Keyboard installed. If you use the Office Keyboard, you can use the standard functions for the F1 through F12 function keys or you can program other functions for these keys. By default, when you start the computer, the keyboard uses the programmed functions for the F1 through F12 keys.
To work around this problem, press the F LOCK key on the Office Keyboard, and then continue Setup. When you press F LOCK, the keyboard uses the standard functions for the F1 through F12 keys.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about the Office Keyboard, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 329655 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 7.4