Windows 2000 on Modern Hardware Assistance
For the lolz, I tried to install Windows 2000 on my Dell Latitude E6430. I had tried XP and it worked (I run Win7 x64 normally) and figured I would just try the Blackwingcat drivers for video and other things and just try to get it to work. But, there were problems. The first phase of setup (the text based setup off the CD-ROM) worked fine and I was able to copy the install files over to the hard drive. However, when it rebooted into the second phase of setup (early GUI setup), it softlocked. As far as I could tell, it was still running, but it was waiting on keyboard/mouse input, so I could not continue as neither my built-in keyboards/mice would work or external USB devices.
Windows 7's device manager always said the built-in devices were PS/2 and even if they were USB, I'd think the BIOS would do some fooling to make them seem like PS/2 (and it does -- I can use the built-in peripherals in MS-DOS and the text based setup). So what gives? Any idea why it won't respond and any ideas on how to get it to work?