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adambcohen

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I am getting ready to reformat a drive and I realize that my keyboard and mouse are not serial. They are usb and with that is there a way to make them work on a reformat of a new install. The answer is most likely no, but I figured I would take a shot.
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Looking at the options, it may install if the keyboard has signed drivers

http://support.micro...kb/827052/en-us

If not it would probably be easier to borrow a keyboard and mouse

http://support.micro....com/kb/314479/
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You can try Digital Dolly. It is a stand alone disk utility that has USB support. It is also freeware.
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I would have to go with yes. Depending on the age of your motherboard ofcourse. A good way to find out is to go into bios and see if there is an option that sounds like enable usb keyboard support. I have seen in on several, I do not remember on which menu it is.

BUT, if you are able to load into bios and use keyboard, there are not drivers loaded. The mobo system is doing the work. If your are loading Winxp, dont even worry about it. Older systems, there is small chance for issues.
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Thank you so much for the info.. I now will have to take the time and read over everything. I can not thank you enough for all of your help.
Adam Cohen
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