Hi I've tried putting a fresh install of xp onto a compaq presario C701EA laptop that originally came with vista pre-installed. Just as it asks me to choose settings to set up I have no keyboard or mouse on the laptop and I obviously can't go any further than that with the install.

I did hear something about using a ps2 USB lead and a separate keyboard? How would I go about doing that?

Any help appreciated.


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maybe consider using newer version of windows xp install cd with sp3
just maybe.

is it the latest xp sp3 you try to install?
if it is try to modified the installation to include the HID keyboard driver for xp.
or easier yet, just borrow and plug the external keyboard and mouse to usb slot in your laptop before you install the xp.

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