- 20 months ago
So I just built a new PC, and I've been finagling with some windows vista and 7 CD installers that I borrowed from my Dad. I planned to install them just until I could install windows 10, but the strange thing is I can't get them to install at all.
Booting the optical drive does not seem to be the problem. I set everything up for booting on the CD-Drive, they read just fine, and I get prompted to install windows 7 or vista on either CD successfully, but then my keyboard and mouse turn off for some reason during the "install windows" menu-- the one where you select the language, region, input method, and I can't seem to select my install.
I honestly don't know what the issue would be. It doesn't seem like theres a problem with my keyboard and mouse, they're brand new after all and they worked just fine navigating the BIOS/UEFI. It's only when I'm prompted to install windows that I can't seem to use them, and I can't explain why. I've tried it on both CDs with the same problem. I've even tried plugging in a different keyboard in various USB ports just to be sure, but that does not seem to do the trick. So any help is appreciated. My best guess as to what the problem is would have something to do with the input method, but I have no idea how to change that without any input. I'm kinda a newbie so I'm lost at this point, and any help would be appreciated.