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Windows 7: Computers with USB 3 and Windows 7


13 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Computers with USB 3 and Windows 7

I notice that several new computers come with USB 3.0 ports and Windows 7 Home Premium installed. It is my understanding the Windows 7 does not support USB 3.0.

If so, what advantage does having the USB 3 port on such a computer?

Thank you.

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13 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello jsquareg,

It's only that Windows 7 does not have built-in USB 3.0 support included by default, but you would just need to install the USB 3.0 (ex: chipset) drivers from the manufacturer's site for USB 3.0 to work fine in Windows 7.
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13 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello jsquareg,

It's only that Windows 7 does not have built-in USB 3.0 support included by default, but you would just need to install the USB 3.0 (ex: chipset) drivers from the manufacturer's site for USB 3.0 to work fine in Windows 7.
Thanks again Brink.

I guess that means the Windows Repair Disk will not be able to see a USB 3.0 external hard disk connected to a 3.0 port. Is that correct?
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13 Jun 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

At boot, it may see it if the motherboard supports it. If not, then you should just be able to use the "Load Driver" option from the repair disc to select the USB 3.0 drivers to see it afterwards.
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13 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
At boot, it may see it if the motherboard supports it. If not, then you should just be able to use the "Load Driver" option from the repair disc to select the USB 3.0 drivers to see it afterwards.
OK, I think I understand.

Thank you.
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13 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Image restore Linux boot CDs by Macrium Reflect and Easus ToDo Backup have USB 3.0 support. Also by now their WinPE discs may have caught up or you may be able to add the driver into the image somehow.
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