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#1 golfman8

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:45 AM

I am building my first computer and someone told me that for the initial start up that I need to have a mouse and keyboard connected to the PS/2 ports. Is this true, or will it reconize the keyboard and mouse connected through USB?
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:36 AM

Depends upon the OS. Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 all detect a USB keyboard/mouse for installation. Windows 95 and Windows 98 do not.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:57 PM

Depends on the motherboard. Modern motherboards will boot with USB keyboard/mouse support enabled.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:08 PM

with modern components Ive never had an issue booting a computer up for the first time with a USB keyboard/mouse, they are being phased out as a matter of fact. With older computers thats a concern, with newer systems I wouldnt worry about it.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for the help all. One less thing to worry about. I am sure when I get into the build I will have more questions.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:53 PM

We'll be here to offer the best advice possible. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:34 AM

To bring all up to date on the new build. The reason for the new build was because I had a 3 year old HP that developed a BIG problem. I could not load a website or use MS Word or any program that I had to enter an address. Curser was going crazy. Called HP Support and spent $60.00 to talk to someone in India for 2.5 hours and they had me do a complete restore and after all of that the computer worked for 2 minutes and same problem all over again. Well I said the hell with it and bought the parts to do my own build. Saturday I started my first ever build at 7:30 AM and by 9:30 AM had finished and all I needed to do was boot it up and install Windows 7. Fixed breakfast and started the reboot at 11:00 AM. No monitor!!!!! I wrote to forums, read forums and rebuilt the computer a half a dozen times and still nothing. At 5:30 PM after going over every single thing I had done and still could not figure it out. Got me a beer and sat there stareing at the damn thing and started thinking. Graphics card, graphics card, graphics card. Oh S---, the monitor is supposed to be connected to the graphics. That is what that little adapter that the card had with it if for. Connected it up and KABOOM, everything worked perfectely. Loaded Windows 7, driver update and then started loading software. Open Office instead of Windows Office, Thunderbird instead of Outlook, Quicken instead of MS Money. All is well and LIFE IS GOOD. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:34 AM

Graphics card?
Who would have thought? :huh:
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