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I just purchased two HP 260 G2 Desktop Mini PC's (V2V85UT#ABA). I have been unsuccessful at getting windows 7 installed on it. The USB keyboard and mouse go dead after the language screen appears.

 

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Based on the specs of the "HP 260 G2 Desktop Mini PC - V2V85UT#ABA", your computer uses a 6th generation Intel chipset called "Skylake". Intel removed USB 2.0 support from the Skylake chipset, therefore normal DVD and USB Windows 7 installs will not work on 6th generation Intel chipsets. You have to add the USB 3.0 drivers into the Windows 7 ISO using this Intel utility; 
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25476/Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility
After running this utility and directing it to your Windows 7 ISO, the resulting ISO/USB/DVD should be able to install Windows 7 on your computer.
 
You may also need to provide the below driver for Windows 7 to see the hard drive... Extract the files onto another usb flash drive without any folders;
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26361/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver...
 
You may need to install the below driver to make the USB ports usable in Windows 7;
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22824/USB-3-0-Driver-Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Control...
 
You will need to DISABLE "Secure Boot" and ENABLE "Legacy Support" in the BIOS prior to installing Windows 7. There may be other BIOS settings that need to be changed and you may need to supply USB and/or AHCI driver before the installation will proceed.
 
Please see http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=10049308&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4059 for Windows 7 64-bit drivers. Please post the Windows Device Manager's "Hardware Ids" (just the string of text will do) for those devices you having issues with, and any others that are listed as missing or unknown devices as shown in the example below.

 

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If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
 
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