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Windows 7: Inquiry: How to Install Manually PnP/Generic USB Keyboard Driver?

17 Jul 2015   #11
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DomDiStroia View Post
I'd still like to try a manual install of the .sys keyboard driver files, but have no experience doing so.
If Windows isn't picking up the keyboard then there's no point as far as I'm aware.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DomDiStroia View Post
(Is this BSOD territory?)
Not really.


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17 Jul 2015   #12
DomDiStroia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DomDiStroia View Post
I'd still like to try a manual install of the .sys keyboard driver files, but have no experience doing so.
If Windows isn't picking up the keyboard then there's no point as far as I'm aware.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DomDiStroia View Post
(Is this BSOD territory?)
Not really.
Windows is responding to keystrokes from the board.

But, because there is no keyboard driver installed, it treats the keystrokes as unknown commands.
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17 Jul 2015   #13
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Are the keys not uoutputting like they should? I was under the impression that nothing was happening.
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17 Jul 2015   #14
DomDiStroia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm convinced that the device just needs the proper driver files assigned/allocated to it.

I've identified 3 files:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\kbdclass.sys

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\kdbhid.sys

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\i8042prt.sys (PS/2 port driver file)

But, I'm neither sure which of them to assign/allocate, nor how to accomplish it.

Also: some/all of those files may be in use by other devices.
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07 Aug 2015   #15
DomDiStroia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Bump.
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07 Aug 2015   #16
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DomDiStroia View Post
I'm convinced that the device just needs the proper driver files assigned/allocated to it.

I've identified 3 files:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\kbdclass.sys

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\kdbhid.sys

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\i8042prt.sys (PS/2 port driver file)

But, I'm neither sure which of them to assign/allocate, nor how to accomplish it.

Also: some/all of those files may be in use by other devices.
DomDiStroia

IMO you risk screwing up your installation to save the cost of a new USB keyboard (that can be as cheap as USD $6). And all for naught

Have you tried a different USB keyboard? If it works, then the problem is your old keyboard.

By definition of PnP, if Windows detects and recognizes the h/w device, it automatically searches and installs the drivers for you. And as Layback Bear already mentioned, keyboard drivers are generic and come with Windows. So it's not a question of driver files missing

As for a PS/2 to USB adapter, I've also seen them fail to properly "adapt" on old PS/2 keyboards.

Save yourself grief. Try a new USB keyboard.
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08 Aug 2015   #17
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Can you enter the BIOS with this keyboard? If you can, its likely a driver/windows issue.

If not, buy a new keyboard.
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