Installing Windows 7 with a Ryzen 5, keyboard and mouse stop.

Dec 6, 2017
Good morning everyone,
This is my first post here, so please correct me if I go against any forum rules.

I just built a new PC, with the specs listed below. The powersupply, HDD, and SSD are the same from my old build. The windows installation is on my HDD

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-AB350-GAMING 3
I don't have HDD and SSD models at the moment.

I booted into the old windows 7 installation (surprised that worked), and tried formatting it with the disk. The mouse and keyboard were both disabled once the windows loading logo appeared. The keyboard and mouse work fine in bios, windows boot manager, and advanced boot options.

Is there any way for me to install Windows 7 while using a ryzen processor? I upgraded this version of windows to windows 10 in the past, but reverted back. Am I able to install windows 10 through a usb, and still have it recognize this upgrade?

If I do end up getting Windows 7 to work, what performance draw backs would I be looking at?

Things I've tried

  • ■ USB 2.0 - I only have two ports, these are on my case. I have none on the motherboard. These do not fix the problem
    ■ PS2 - I do not have access to a PS2 mouse or keyboard.
    ■ Disable/Enable Legacy Hardware - Tried both, no luck
    ■ Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - In windows advanced boot options, tried this no luck.

Thank you very much in advance.


Jun 11, 2008
I would not run Windows 7 on a Ryzen build. The oldest I would go is Windows 8.1. Windows 10 contains new code to better take advantage of multi core processors.

If you activated the old Windows 10 installation on this same board, reinstalling Windows 10 should just work. It remembers the installation from before and will activate.