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Trying to walk a tech-illiterate friend through a clean install of Windows 7 on a Steam Machine but his peripheries aren't registering on the install screen. Anyone have experience with this and willing to help?
Like the title says, I'm looking for some help with my friends install. He's tech-illiterate so I've sent him a USB with a bootable Windows 7 install on it. He's launched it through the boot options but when he gets to the first window of the install he is unable to navigate via keyboard or mouse. Both devices are plugged in through USB 2.0 slots.
Specs of his rig:
http://prntscr.com/fjse08
Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's obvious that the USB ports are functioning because a bootable USB drive is being used for the install, but obviously there is an issue and I'm not sure what that issue could be.
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Suggested solution in non-technical language:
"Don't fix what isn't broken"
work within the box' factory settings instead of destroying it with Windows

You are in the "SteamOS" forum, btw.
Last edited by c704710 [🐧 #LinuxOnly]; Jun 14, 2017 @ 7:53pm
Originally posted by c704710 🐧 #LinuxOnly:
Suggested solution in non-technical language:
"Don't fix what isn't broken"
work within the box' factory settings instead of destroying it with Windows

You are in the "SteamOS" forum, btw.
I understand what forum I'm in. That's why I posted here, I assumed there would be multiple people who've done the same thing I've done and with good reason.

I want to fix what is broken, hence replacing SteamOS with an OS that actually has a game library :)
I could buy every Nintendo system ever made, including obscure, odd, and forgotten ones like Virtual Boy, TV units, Arcade units, and Game and Watch. But my potential library would still be smaller than GNU/Linux:
http://www.uvlist.net/search?fplat=106&fcols=x&ipp=c&sort=idr
Originally posted by c704710 🐧 #LinuxOnly:
I could buy every Nintendo system ever made, including obscure, odd, and forgotten ones like Virtual Boy, TV units, Arcade units, and Game and Watch. But my potential library would still be smaller than GNU/Linux:
http://www.uvlist.net/search?fplat=106&fcols=x&ipp=c&sort=idr
Sorry, I meant to say "a library worth playing". Obviously that's an opinion but that's the one that my friend and I hold. If you have any advice on how to achieve my goal then I'd love to hear it. Otherwise you're just being a troll and I'd appreciate it if you'd kindly gtfo :)
Squidloaf Jun 16, 2017 @ 12:27pm 
have him install Win 10 on it and see what the hell is up after that. Win 7 is old enough that there isn;t support for new hardware out of the box.
Originally posted by Squidloaf:
have him install Win 10 on it and see what the hell is up after that. Win 7 is old enough that there isn;t support for new hardware out of the box.
That's exactly what we've landed on actually. A bunch of bullshit to get to that point too, but at least we've finally figured it out. Cheers!
Crac Jun 16, 2017 @ 12:49pm 
Was the installation successful?
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