How to install Windows 10 without a keyboard?

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I got a Chromebook for my little sister bday but I realized she would need Office Suite.

I decided to install Windows 10 on the Chromebook, it's compatible and all, I did my research.
My only concern is that I don't have a USB keyboard and the soonest I can get it from eBay is more than a week from now.
As per the tutorial I saw, once Windows 10 setup starts Keyboard and touch pad will stop working but I have a USB mouse, the only place where I'll need a keyboard is "Who will be using their Computer" I'll need to type a text there.

My question is, how can I type a text without a keyboard? :

- Is there anyway I can get a virtual keyboard to pop up? (This option is available for entering the product key).

- There's a microphone symbol at the bottom, what does it do? Do you think I can dictate the text instead? If yes would this need internet connection as I won't be able to set up the net since no keyboard.

- I read this can be achieved by a script, how will this be possible?

- Also I read that I can load the drivers of both touch pad and keyboard in windows installed, how can I do this? Would they work during the process

Any other suggestions?
 
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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10762/windows-use-on-screen-keyboard

Is there an Ease of Access button you can click to bring up the on screen keyboard?
Thanks for your reply, once the setup is finished I'll be able to use a virtual keyboard and install the drivers, the problem is with the installer, it's just a program with limited features. Since I don't want to start the process until I'm sure of a working solution, I'm not able to access windows 10 setup at the moment hence I can't say. (It's actually one of my questions)
 

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Thanks for your reply, once the setup is finished I'll be able to use a virtual keyboard and install the drivers, the problem is with the installer, it's just a program with limited features. Since I don't want to start the process until I'm sure of a working solution, I'm not able to access windows 10 setup at the moment hence I can't say. (It's actually one of my questions)
You don't need a keyboard during the Windows installation process. It's only after everything is installed that you will need to create a user name (the only thing you need the keyboard for), and I believe the Ease of Access button is available. The on-screen keyboard might even pop up automatically if a keyboard isn't detected, but I don't remember.

Edit: When you're setting up your user account, the Ease of Access button is available. I looked it up on YouTube.
 
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you can't buy a keyboard at a local store or something? would be much sooner than a couple of weeks? or is the US still in mega quarantine mode where nothing's open?
 
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You don't have a keyboard, or it won't let you type anything ?
There's a keyboard, but it may be unavailable immediately after the installation process until drivers are manually installed.

Edit: my guess is the proper drivers will be installed by the end of the installation process, solving the problem, but the Ease of Access button should suffice if they aren't installed.
 
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You don't need a keyboard during the Windows installation process. It's only after everything is installed that you will need to create a user name (the only thing you need the keyboard for), and I believe the Ease of Access button is available. The on-screen keyboard might even pop up automatically if a keyboard isn't detected, but I don't remember.

Edit: When you're setting up your user account, the Ease of Access button is available. I looked it up on YouTube.

Thanks a lot so if I click on that icon at the bottom left of the screen I'll be able to get a virtual keyboard? (Screenshot from YouTube)

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You don't have a keyboard, or it won't let you type anything ?
I don't have a USB one, it's a laptop so it has one yet since I'm moving from Chrome Os to windows it will get disabled in the process due to lack of drivers.

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you can't buy a keyboard at a local store or something? would be much sooner than a couple of weeks? or is the US still in mega quarantine mode where nothing's open?
It's complicated, not cause of the country being closed though.
 

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Thanks a lot so if I click on that icon at the bottom left of the screen I'll be able to get a virtual keyboard? (Screenshot from YouTube)

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I don't have a USB one, it's a laptop so it has one yet since I'm moving from Chrome Os to windows it will get disabled in the process due to lack of drivers.

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It's complicated, not cause of the country being closed though.
The screenshot you provided has an Ease of Access button.
 

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Thanks everyone, I have managed to install Windows 10 on the Chromebook and it works super well, managed to do it on time for my sister's bday!!
 
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