Install HID /  USB drivers / device prior to connecting hardware

Posted on 2008-10-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I need to install the human interface device for both usb mouse and keyboard without actually connecting the devices to the system.
Question by:mhjassoc
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Expert Comment

ID: 22646010
Am I missing something here?
If your mobo doesn't have PS2 ports, you can use standard USB HIDs to boot.
If you have PS2 ports, just connect some PS2 KB & mouse to boot.
Then install the special drivers that came with your new mouse & KBD.

Expert Comment

ID: 22646012
Download and install these.
Let me know if this helps. :)

Author Comment

ID: 22646116
I am imaging a server that does not have HID / USB keyboard and mouse drivers etc. I am then using Acronis universal restore to restore the image to another system using HID / USB. Prior to imaging I have to disconnect current mouse and keyboard and connect USB devices. I rather just install support for the USB mouse and keyboard in advance to avoid disconnecting etc.
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Expert Comment

ID: 22646169
"Prior to imaging I have to disconnect current mouse and keyboard and connect USB devices."
Why is that?

Author Comment

ID: 22646178
The new system use USB keyboard and mouse. The olds system did not and if I do not do this then when I restore I have no mouse or keyboard functionality. Unable to login etc.

Expert Comment

ID: 22646192
What about installing the drivers on the old system and temporarily connect the HIDs before imaging?

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mhjassoc earned 0 total points
ID: 22646254
That's what I am doing, but my question is how do I load the drivers for the device without connecting the devices.

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