To install Windows 7 you need to integrate the USB 3.0 driver into the Windows Installer.
If you do not do this, then during installation you may not see the internal drive, if internal drive will be initialized then after installation usb probably will not work until you install the driver.
But you can find windows 7 with integrated usb drivers, also i’m not sure that you can find all drivers for windows 7.
I have followed your advice with Manjaro and all works perfectly. All hardware was recognized, grub boot was installed together with W10 without problems, and Manjaro is a very nice distro. A beautiful xfce desktop.
Only I had an starting difficulty to activate all the arch repos because I only know Debian although quickly was solved.
I only have one issue with Bluetooth which is activated at every start. I suppose it is a bios option but I cannot find this. If you know where it can be, please share
To get arch packages from AUR you just have to install yay or yaourt and from there you can have easily install most of the apps if they’re not present in the Manjaro Repo. You can also request for apps to be added to manjaro repo and if it gets high votes then it will be added to manjaro official repo.
You can disbale bluetooth but that way you wont be able to enable it from the UI while you should be able to disable bluetooth from main setting and not the taskbar setting.
Besides the xfce config utilities, according Manjaro Software utility, I have these related packets installed after a search for “mouse” and “touchpad”:
Also I remember going to check what was the enabled and selected device, inside: Configuration -> Mouse&Touchpad -> Devices .
Here now I can see both the mouse and touchapd devices ID are: HTIX5288:00 xxxx
If I remember well, after installing Manjaro I had a plugged mouse, and then I activated this option for touchpad. If my memory don’t fail.