The system is not actually hung; you simply cannot interact with it. This is occurring because you have only USB 3.0 ports and the Windows 7 installation images are so old that they do not include USB 3.0 support. You have to gas-pump the USB 3.0 drivers into the Windows 7 installation images before you will be able to proceed. There are multiple threads in this forum that detail how to gas-pump the USB 3.0 drivers into the Windows 7 installation images. Do a search for "Windows 7 USB 3.0" and you will find them. Intel also provides a package for download that will assist you with this process.
Hope this helps,
AH!! Many thanks. That explains it.
In the meantime I tried to install Win 8.1 and that worked fine so I guess it supports 3.0.
Thinking I'll dump the lot and use Win 10!!
Your help much appreciated.
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Unfortunately, USB 3.0 drivers are not included on Windows 7 OS, so it is necessary to perform a workaround.
Newer operating systems Windows8.0/8.1 and 10 already include the driver.
Let me know if I can help you with anything else.