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Hardware => Hardware => Topic started by: besame2anne on January 06, 2014, 12:54:37 AM

Title: installing operating system on computer with no operating system installed
Post by: besame2anne on January 06, 2014, 12:54:37 AM
Hi-I bought a used Dell Optiplex 780 with no o/s installed to replace my old Dell Dimension 3000.  I have a brand new copy of Windows 7 to install on it.  I've reinstalled xp on my old computer 2 or 3 times so I'm not completely new to this but, I thought I'd try to find out as much as possible before I begin.  Any advice will be appreciated.  I am wondering - when I connect the keyboard, mouse and monitor to the Optiplex with no o/s, will it recognize the components so that I can begin the installation of Windows 7?
Title: Re: installing operating system on computer with no operating system installed
Post by: Allan on January 06, 2014, 06:29:56 AM
Yes
Title: Re: installing operating system on computer with no operating system installed
Post by: besame2anne on January 06, 2014, 02:48:36 PM
Thank you very much!
Title: Re: installing operating system on computer with no operating system installed
Post by: lectrocrew on January 11, 2014, 01:46:32 AM
 I was thinking that you may have a problem using a USB mouse or keyboard on a fresh OS install but the 780 was manufactured in 2010-2011 so you should not have a problem with this issue. I have very much confidence in Allan's guidance with all the help he's given to me, but I'm just thinking if you have an issue, and have a PS2 mouse - keyboard around, maybe you could try that before investing more. (the 780 has both PS2 ports available)
 (Certainly no distrust in Allans judgement here at all, this is just a memory of mine about your same issue that I had with an older PC a few years ago).
Have fun, and good luck!
Mike