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I recently bought Inspiron 15 3537 with Windows 8. I am trying to install fresh Windows 7 instead. I followed all the instructions, yet at the end of the installation I get the blue screen with HIDCLASS.SYS error:

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Someone know how to fix it? :(

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Post the screenshot through a comment. What instructions exactly did you follow? – Ramhound Jan 31 '14 at 12:50
I followed the instructions from here:…. My question was first posted as comment there. Here is the screenshot:… – Iron-Eagle Jan 31 '14 at 15:47
Those instructions make no sense. Windows 7 supports UEFI and GPT. You shouldn't have to boot enable legacy mode to install Windows 7. – Ramhound Jan 31 '14 at 16:18
hidclass = input device (keyboard, mouse). remove an attached mouse. – magicandre1981 Jan 31 '14 at 18:10
what was the issue? The mouse? – magicandre1981 Feb 2 '14 at 8:36

I just had the same symptoms on my Dell M4700 Laptop. Unfortunately, removing all USB devices and starting over did NOT solve the problem for me.

What did work was booting into the BIOS and clicking the 'Reset to Factory Defaults' button (GUI BIOS). Once the factory default settings were applied, Windows 7 x64 installed without any Blue Screens. It took me awhile to figure this out since I had not modified the BIOS settings on this laptop. I was just at the end of my rope and happened to stumble across this.

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