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Old Keyboard, New Windows 7 install

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#1 Al from Rochester

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 01:34 AM

Well, I can't install Windows 7 because it can't see my IBM Model M keyboard through the ps2 - to - USB adapter.


I can probably get a USB keyboard from Craigslist and use it to get the system installed, but after that, what do I need to do to get my IBM keyboard working?  Some kind of driver?


Or the mouse, too, come to think of it.


Thank you kindly.



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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:50 AM

Hello, and Welcome


Has this adapter ever worked on a Windows 7 computer? Is there any model number on the adapter? See this thread on a similar problem. The plug and play driver may not be compatible with the Win 7. Are you using a simple adapter or a converter as shown here. No mention if the converter in the link is Windows 7 compatible.


Here is one on ebay that is supposed to be compatible with Windows 7. Note:The item couldn't used on keyboard and mouse simultaneously. I am not sure if buying one for the mouse and one for the keyboard would work. I would recommend using a USB mouse.

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