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Windows 7: Install generic keyboard drivers in Windows 7

05 Apr 2017   #1
vdl

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Install generic keyboard drivers in Windows 7

I would like to know how I can install the drivers for a generic USB keyboard in Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1. I know this is possible because, for my desktop computer, my keyboard worked out of the box. But when I plug the same keyboard into my laptop, it doesn't work.

The keyboard is a Sun type 7 keyboard with a Microsoft mouse plugged in. When I'm running Windows on my desktop computer (Lenovo M???), I see a "Sun USB Keyboard" in my device list. When I look at the hardware and driver details, I see this:

  1. Generic USB Hub: usbhub.sys
  2. HID Keyboard Device: kbdclass.sys, kbdhid.sys
  3. USB Input Device: hidclass.sys, hidparse.sys, hidusb.sys
When I plug the same keyboard and mouse combo in my laptop (Dell E7440) running the very same version of Windows 7, it tells me it is an "Unknown Device" for which it is unable to find drivers, even though I can see the six .sys files mentioned above under C:\Windows\system32\drivers. I've tried plugging in the keyboard without the mouse and got the same result. (The mouse alone obviously works without problems.)

If that helps, my Sun keyboard works flawlessly in the BIOS.


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