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Windows 7: Cannot locate USB 3.0 drivers for W7

07 Dec 2011   #11
ValtinX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and x86
 
 

Thanks for your thoughts. I've installed from scratch W7U x64 and x86 on this system in different partitions--they are fine. The USB problems are related to UR.

MB comes with 2 'internal' USB 3.0 ports (in faceplate) and 2 'external' USB 3.0 ports (uses an adapter slot-location but not an adapter slot). I unplugged the 'external' ports, still no boot.

As it happens I also have TIH 11 with UR. I'm going to try that assuming it can deal with a backup created by B&R and/or the B&R OS image as restored by B&R. Does anybody know? But I guess I'll find out in any case.


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07 Dec 2011   #12
ValtinX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and x86
 
 

Update:
TIH will not process my B&R backups. Waiting on Acronis.
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07 Dec 2011   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You are mixing up Acronis business solutions and home solutions and messing up.
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07 Dec 2011   #14
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 does not have any USB 3 drivers. After installing Windows you need to install your chipset drivers for your MB. Should have come on a CD with the MB or can be downloaded from MSI site.

Jim
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07 Dec 2011   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Windows 7 does not have any USB 3 drivers.
Jim, out of interest do we know what the reason for this is?

Regards,
Golden
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07 Dec 2011   #16
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

When Windows 7 came out USB 3 was still new and no chipsets at the time had USB 3 so no drivers were included in Windows 7. The first USB 3 on MB's was an add-on chip and the MB companies included the drivers. There was also add-on PCIe cards for USB 3 and they came with drivers. In this OP's case his MB chipset (A75-Hudson) has native USB 3 and the USB 3 driver is included in the chipset driver. I think due to different implementation of USB 3, Microsoft has not added USB 3 drivers to Windows 7. It is rumored that Windows 8 will include USB 3 drivers.

Jim
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07 Dec 2011   #17
ValtinX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and x86
 
 

I think W7 has 3.0 drivers based on my clean installs. x64 clearly states USB 3.0 controller. In any case, since I cannot boot w USB enabled and the drivers have no effect when I boot w USB disabled, that is a moot point.

I have another system that is TIH w UR only (no mixing of solutions) and will see how I fair with that migration. This system cannot live w/o access to old OS and applications w/o disabling USB between using x86 and x64--fortunately, I do not have to pull apart that system to build the new system and can just continue its use in case of failure.
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07 Dec 2011   #18
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

^^ Thanks Jim.
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09 Dec 2011   #19
ValtinX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and x86
 
 

PhoneMan seems to ge correct as the 3.0 drivers had to be added separately for my W7 most recent install (I was going from memory before and remembered incorrectly).

Anyway, my TIH backup could not be restored using TIH because the backup included multiple drives! Being curious, I tried to restore using the TIH backup file with B&R. Lo! and Behold! I was able to restore the OS drive (only) and it was bootable. Of course, drivers had to be installed/replaced. System is ready for use!!!

Sad to say I cannot do the same for my other system as I cannot do a new backup (drive re-used and has now failed). I will persue with Acronis based on their latest suggestions, however, I thinking my migration to x64 will be on a faster schedule than I had planned--I wonder what
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