How to Install Windows 7 on Skylake based systems - Overcoming USB issues such as Keyboard not working or Installation Media not found
If you have not added the correct USB drivers for Windows 7 and Skylake support, it is more likely that you are affected by one or more of these issues.
Intel add new features and enhancements to each new chipset or platform that they produce. However, sometimes, legacy or older features are removed. Starting with the Intel Skylake platform, which includes processors such as the Core i3-6xxx or Core i5-6xxx, EHCI Support has been removed. As Windows 7 only supports the EHCI standard out of the box, no USB functionality will be available until an additional driver has been added.
If Installing Windows 7 from Scratch:
The Intel USB 3.0 media creation tool is designed to create Windows 7 installation media that includes the USB 3.0 driver. This tool is primarily designed for Intel Skylake NUC products but should be suitable for other systems, such as desktops or laptops, using similar Intel chipsets. For more information, go here.
If deploying Windows 7 from an Image or Imaging System:
If deploying Windows 7 with CC4:
If your system supports it, use a PS/2 keyboard and mouse to continue the installation or deployment until you can install the USB driver. If you are working with a large number of systems, we recommend one of the resolutions above instead.
The following work-arounds do NOT solve this issue: