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Windows 7: USB 3 ports inactive?

26 Jul 2013   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
USB 3 ports inactive?

Gentlemen bare with me. Sometimes i think technology is leaving me behind. The wife's new 'generic' PC has a combo of USB ports. Some have a blue ring around them which a tech said designates USB 3. He's not around to ask the next obvious question. "how do i activate them?" This PC's Specs are now in my siggy.


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26 Jul 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Aalf you need to go to your motherboard website and download the driivers. Your specs only show Generic, use the system specs tool here

System Info - See Your System Specs

Fill them in and I can point you to the correct drivers.
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10 Aug 2013   #3
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Finally getting around to this annoyance. Plz check specs now.

Gygabyte shows

VIA USB 3.0 Driver
Intel USB 3.0 Driver

do i install both?
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10 Aug 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Use the Intel one.
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10 Aug 2013   #5
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

And just so you know, USB 3.0 requires USB 3.0 spec hardware or you don't see a difference, AT ALL.

It's of course fully backwards compatible, but the hubs and cables, at least here, are not still not very common in retail stores, maybe finally making some headway, long long overdue!
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