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by IoannisBox / July 14, 2010 4:10 PM PDT

Good morning everyone,

I'm gonna format my hard disk. I have a wireless keyboard and mouse which require a driver. When Windows' installation cd asks for date, time, product key etc. how am I gonna put the numbers since my keyboard will not have been installed yet?

Help!
Thanx!

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You may...
by Papa Echo / July 14, 2010 4:44 PM PDT
In reply to: About format

...have not have problem... because a generic driver will be loaded for very basic functions, such as typing in letters and numbers. If you are anxious, then connect a basic wired keyboard.

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thanx
by IoannisBox / July 14, 2010 7:22 PM PDT
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Hello there, thanx 4 the reply. Already borrowed myself a wired keyboard.

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installation
by DJRemix666 / July 15, 2010 5:21 AM PDT
In reply to: thanx

the windows cd have preloaded drivers in it and gonna install them right after the format so your keyboard and mouse will work but if its dont you have to make a image file on another computer of your windows cd and integrate the drivers of your keyboard and mouse with the program nLite

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