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Old 12-22-2014, 11:59 PM   #1
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How do I install drivers for another partition while booted into Linux?


Hello again everyone.

After installing Linux Mint 17.1 as a second partition on my primary hard drive, along with Windows 7 (dual boot- choose OS upon system start up) my mouse and keyboard haven't been functional when I boot into Windows 7.

I researched the issue, and have come up with the explanation from someone who experienced the same issue. I need to re-install the USB drivers for my motherboard for Windows 7. However, I need my mouse and keyboard functional to do this from inside Windows 7!

Is there any way to download and install my drivers for Windows 7 while I'm booted into Linux? Thanks for any help or suggestions!
 
Old 12-23-2014, 12:04 AM   #2
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There is no way you can install a driver for Windows system from a linux system. Instead try using a keyboard and mice which requires no special driver. i.e. that works with the default windows driver for keyboard and mouse. After installing drivers you may then use the troublesome mice and keyboard. But it's always good to use a default Windows supported keyboard and mice.
 
Old 12-23-2014, 12:09 AM   #3
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There is no way you can install a driver for Windows system from a linux system. Instead try using a keyboard and mice which requires no special driver. i.e. that works with the default windows driver for keyboard and mouse. After installing drivers you may then use the troublesome mice and keyboard. But it's always good to use a default Windows supported keyboard and mice.
Thanks for the input, but I'm using the most generic, no-brainer mouse ever (the $7 default HP two-button mouse that came with my old computer). I will try another mouse and see how it goes, though.
 
Old 12-23-2014, 03:57 AM   #4
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Are you using laptop or desktop?

Are you using PS/2 keyboard or mice?

Are you using USB keyboard or mice?

If usb ones; have you enabled legacy mouse/keyboard option in BIOS. May be you disabled them during installation.

Have you enabled USB ports (UHCI/OHCI, EHCI, XHCI) in BIOS?
 
Old 12-24-2014, 12:53 AM   #5
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Are you using laptop or desktop?

Are you using PS/2 keyboard or mice?

Are you using USB keyboard or mice?

If usb ones; have you enabled legacy mouse/keyboard option in BIOS. May be you disabled them during installation.

Have you enabled USB ports (UHCI/OHCI, EHCI, XHCI) in BIOS?
It's a desktop, home built. I am using a USB keyboard and mouse. Legacy and USB are enabbed in BIOS.

Interestingly, not only do they not work in windows (despite working fine in Linux, BIOS, and start up OS selection ), they also don't work when I boot from a Windows iso. So I can't even try to reinstall or repair windows to solve the problem. All of this makes no sense to me. I've tried booting windows in safe mode as well, and that didn't work. I've never seen anything like this.
 
Old 12-24-2014, 01:10 AM   #6
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Borrow an AT keyboard and/or mouse
 
Old 12-24-2014, 06:00 AM   #7
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Turn off the computer, unplug from power source and all usb connections except mouse and keyboard, count to about 30, try again with windows iso first. If persist change the usb ports that the usb mouse and keyboard are plugged into.

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