cant install windows 7 - keyboard not recognized error

June 17, 2012 at 08:43:33
Specs: Windows XP
cant install Windows7, when it ask me to choose language, keyboard is not recognize

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#1
June 17, 2012 at 09:16:02
I guess you could buy or borrow a ps/2 keyboard and try it again. Not sure why it is doing that unless you have some specialized or maybe some odd language keyboard.

Generally the dvd has all the drivers it needs. If your keyboard is not supported then you may have to get the drivers in at boot time.

Hang up and live.


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#2
June 17, 2012 at 10:12:24
Check the BIOS. Make sure "USB legacy mode" (or similar) is enabled.

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#3
June 17, 2012 at 15:10:34
1- You cannot use a wireless keyboard during set up.
2- You must plug the USB keyboard directly into one of the REAR USB 2.0 (or 1.1) directly on the motherboard. USB ports that are on expansion cards, hubs, some front USB ports, and USB 3.0 ports that are not supported directly by the chipset (other onboard USB controllers) will not work until drivers are installed and Windows is running.
3- PS/2 keyboards are another good option and most motherboards still support this legacy device and they are always recognized (unless dead).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
June 19, 2012 at 18:45:02
Funny thing is I have a few wireless keyboards that do work at bios time. Some of the logitech and some others feature that as a sales claim.. Generally it is not a good way to try as I'd guess most do not work to access bios.

Hang up and live.


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