You are installing Windows 7 on a computer that does not recognize the mouse and keyboard? You are installing Win 7 on your computer, but when loading the installer, suddenly the laptop can’t use the mouse, the keyboard does not recognize it, and when you try CapsLock, it doesn’t light up. Please see this article to fix it.
What is Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the old operating system of Microsoft officially released on October 22, 2009, and the next version is Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), released on February 22, 2011.
Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015. Extended support (i.e. security updates) will end on January 14, 2020.
Which machine can install Windows 7?
To install Win 7, you must use computers manufactured under 2015 or for computers using Intel 4th generation chips or later. Newer machines, depending on the new device, support Windows 7 installation.
To know the computer generation, you need to see the article on checking the computer configuration here.
Then you look at the chip name to see what CPU you are using, and mine is i5 10400. Then, I will search google for i5 10400. Then I go to intel’s page and read the information.
The picture shows the release date as Q2’20, which means that this computer is a 2020 model released in Q2, so this machine can only install Windows 10 64-bit and can’t install Windows 7…
As for the i5 3230M chip, I searched it, and it said Q1’13, which means that this computer’s life started in the first quarter of 2013, and this machine wants to install Windows 7 or 10.
Why can’t I install Windows 7?
New generation computers only have Windows 10 drivers, and if you deliberately install Win 7, there will be no drivers, so it will not recognize the mouse and keyboard. The reason is believed to be that Microsoft has killed Windows 7 and does not have it. Drivers again.
Therefore, you must install Windows 10 64-bit for computers using new generation chips. Why 64-bit and not 32-bit?
Because most modern computers now have 4GB of RAM or more, if you install Windows 10 32-bit, you will only receive up to 3GB of RAM and cannot use the total capacity of the machine.
Which machine can install Windows 10?
The answer is that any computer can install Windows 10. Only newer computers will not be able to install Windows 7.
Depending on the computer configuration, I will choose which version of Windows 10 to use. For example, my computer is i5 10400, I will install the latest Windows 10 Pro, and i5 3230M will install Windows 10 LTSB 2016 or Windows 10 LTSC 2019 for lightweight. All Windows 10 are available on my Blog, and please go to my Blog to download.
So after this article, you all know why I installed Win 7 but didn’t get the mouse, right? To run Windows 10 well, you need to use an SSD hard drive to run smoothly. If you use a hard drive, the device will run very slowly and lag. SSD SATA 3 or SSD M2 NVME depends on the type of machine used and the mainboard.