Installing Windows 7

Installing Windows 7

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paquette52

I don't mind windows 10 but still like Windows 7. I got the Bios to boot on disc and Windows 7 from disc but my wireless keyboard and mouse doesn't work. Is there a way to get the wireless mouse to work or do I need a plug in USB mouse?

I've install Windows 7 on my old Desktop on D drive with no problem and the PC ask what Window format I want to use.

This is what I want to do with my new Alienware desktop. Does someone have any help? 

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Cass-Olé

I haven't done it yet, I do know newer CPUs / systems need USB driver support not provided on original 7 ISO; I can;t give u the procedure, I can direct you to basic uTube vids u can search for with keywords, also Asus & MSI have a '7 Tool' u can try; the fix is prolly found somewhere in those 3 links


LinkRS

Hi paquette52,

FYI Windows 7 will see no more security updates as of January 2020, unless you want to pay Microsoft per incident for support.  It is strongly recommended that you upgrade and use a more recent version of Windows.  With that said....   Are you wanting/expecting your wireless keyboard/mouse to work during Windows 7 Setup?  If your keyboard/mouse use a wireless dongle that emulates a USB connection, and does not need a driver to work, it should work during setup.  However, if you need to install a driver to make it work, it will not work under setup, and you will have to wait until you get Windows installed, and get the driver loaded.  Hope this helps!

Rich S.


LukeG310

Can you tell us what kind of computer you are using? the newer hardware is not Windows 7 compatible because they ceased making drivers. Example I cant use Windows 7 since I have an 8700k


Cass-Olé edited

Hi Luke, you can use W7, did u try looking into the links I posted? How-to is found online if u look. Basic utube search + google. See or research the how-to for the Asus/MSI tools also. A post like this can get the ball rolling: W7 install help Sky/KabyLake. My friend Sunny is going to attempt W7 on his new 51m laptop, he knows it should work, be easy to do, knows how etc 


LukeG310

Cass-Olé said:

Hi Luke, you can use W7, did u try looking into the links I posted? How-to is found online if u look. Basic utube search + google. See or research the how-to for the Asus/MSI tools also. A post like this can get the ball rolling: W7 install help Sky/KabyLake. My friend Sunny is going to attempt W7 on his new 51m laptop, he knows it should work, be easy to do, knows how etc 

Hi Cass-Ole yes I did. I am looking into getting a PCI card with USB and old school mouse and keyboard connection. Project looks like a interesting way to experiment on a regular HD.


sp00nd edited

Use a PS2 connection with kb/mouse as they trump the CPU, other instructions and always work.

 

After install you can load up the drivers for w/e keyboard/mice you want to use and use that.


BrokenNinja

Have your tried this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp1ERk6BEBY


ludekstrobl

Window 7 would still be better.


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