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USB Mouse / Keyboard for First Time Bios

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  • USB
  • Keyboards
  • BIOS
  • Components
  • Mice
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July 10, 2013 9:24:09 AM

I plan to use a USB keyboard and mouse to configure the bios for the first time (no operating system.) I'm going to buy the Microsoft ANB-00001 keyboard and the ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ motherboard. I'll also be using the Logitech M705 mouse (already owned.) Will I be able to use the mouse and keyboard to configure the bios?

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July 10, 2013 9:29:44 AM

yes all modern bios and efi support the use of usb mice, it only tends to be older systems that do not.
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July 10, 2013 9:34:55 AM

agreed, for quite a few years now bios's use legacy usb drivers, meaning no specific divers for basic functionality.

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July 10, 2013 9:36:04 AM

you should have no problems.
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July 10, 2013 9:44:55 AM

Thanks for all the quick responses.
boju said:
agreed, for quite a few years now bios's use legacy usb drivers, meaning no specific divers for basic functionality.

For the first time I plugged in the mouse usb into my laptop, the laptop automatically installed some drivers in order for the mouse to even move. Will it still be able to work in the PC with no operating system in bios?
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July 10, 2013 9:50:36 AM

yes, the operating system will have a broader knowledge of the device used and will support more functions for more buttons + scroll. Basic functionality for left mouse click will remain standard use in bios.
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July 10, 2013 9:55:54 AM

only in uefi bios will mouse be of any use.

uefi is an example of one of the advanced user interface for the bios made by Asus where any ps2/usb mouse and keyboard is compatible with and looks like;


If your bios looks like this;


Then only ps2 or usb keyboard will work

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