Windows 10: Repair Install with wireless keyboard and mouse? Solved

  1.    12 May 2016 #1

    Repair Install with wireless keyboard and mouse?

    I guess the title says it. I don't own a wired keyboard or mouse. Should I go scrounging for them before trying Brink's in-place repair install upgrade?
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  2.    12 May 2016 #2

    Depends on your system , mine boots up the USB ports on startup before the system boots into windows so I can press keys to boot from DVD etc , my sons doesn't and we have to use a wired keyboard on his.

    I generally keep a wired keyboard and mouse handy just in case at all times anyway , it can't hurt.
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  3.    12 May 2016 #3

    This is the tutorial you were looking at right? Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    When you do a repair install you run setup.exe from inside windows. You don't boot from the USB - that is for a clean install.

    You can keep using your Wireless keyboard and mouse as (a) you don't have to type anything after it starts and (b) more importantly, you keep your drivers with a repair install anyway. It is the same as doing an upgrade of one version of Windows to another in that respect.

    I've done many repair installs as I keep breaking things and I've never had to re-install keyboard, trackpad, Wi-Fi or any other driver after - they all work fine.

    Clean install is another matter. I think you'd need a wired keyboard for that. Either that of prepare an image that already contained the drivers and I don't know if that would even work.
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