I tried a couple of other things, like grabbing an older PS/2 keyboard and connecting it via a PS/2 to USB adapter. It was at this point I decided to start Googling my problem, and low and behold I quickly discovered that Windows 7 does not have drivers for USB 3.0 built in.
In fact, it doesn’t even know what to do with those ports once the BIOS hands over control to the installer image.
If you have tried to install Windows 7 using a USB Flash Drive on a system that only has USB 3.0 ports, you might have found that you couldn’t get past the Language Select screen of the installer as your keyboard and mouse didn’t work.
I recently had this problem when trying to install Win 7 onto my Gigabyte Brix XM12-3227.
Hope this saves people the 30 minutes it took me to find a solution that worked!That went very smoothly, and I did a full install, blowing away the Windows 8 playground I had been using that partition, instead of updating it from Windows 8 to Windows 10.Next, I gently inserted the Visual Fox Pro 9 CD that I still have from circa 2004.The entire install takes about 5 minutes with one of those.For your installer to work with your computer, make sure you grab the proper USB 3.0 drivers.