What are you seeing?
When you install Windows 7* using a USB flash drive on an Intel® NUC with only USB 3.0 ports, you're unable to proceed past the Language Select screen. The USB keyboard and mouse don't respond, so you're unable to select your preferred language.
Why are you seeing it?
The Windows 7 installer doesn't have a built-in driver for USB 3.0. It only supports USB 2.0 devices. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7. It's unlikely that the installer will be updated to include USB 3.0 drivers.
How to fix it
Refer to the guide below to learn how to use DISM tools to manually update your Windows 7 image to include a USB 3.0 driver.
Install Windows 7* on Intel® NUC with USB 3.0 (PDF)
Size: 845 KB
Date: August 2018
|Note||The Windows USB Installation Tool for Windows 7 is a tool developed by Gigabyte Technology* to automate the manual steps of DISM. Instructions for the tool are at the Gigabyte Tech Daily blog. |
The link to this tool is provided as a courtesy to Intel customers. Intel doesn't provide support for this tool and can't help debug issues that might arise during its use.