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Windows 7: Will my USB 3.0 card still work after reinstalling Windows?

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Nevarthur

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Will my USB 3.0 card still work after reinstalling Windows?

Hi,

I'm sorry for my ignorance on this.

Since I last restored my Dell XPS 7100 from its factory partition I have had a PCI card installed giving me some USB 3 sockets. Do I need to prepare anything for being able to continue using these after I reinstall from the factory partition?

From my limited knowledge I would presume I have to hunt down its driver and reinstall it at some stage, after the reinstall. Any advice would be treasured and gratefully received!

Many thanks,

Nev


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
ThrashZone

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I would imagine you'll need to install the driver yes
Windows will install a generic driver usually so it might work but not as designed possibly
No telling what the rated speed would be on a pci slot usb3 card would be or if it's rated "reality" faster than a regular usb2 would be
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Open Device Manager to see if there is any alert of missing drivers.
If this USB 3 PCI card is an add on card, didn't it came with a driver disk?
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Nevarthur

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Open Device Manager to see if there is any alert of missing drivers.
If this USB 3 PCI card is an add on card, didn't it came with a driver disk?
Hi,

That's a good idea, will look for it. The card was installed by my PC chap so I didn't see what was involved but that makes sense. As you can gather, my knowledge is rather patchy!
I take it Device Manger would advise me what make and model of USB card I have, if I knew exactly where to look? :-)
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Once you find the USB 3 device on Device Manager, right click - properties - Details tab you will find all information of the device.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Nevarthur

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Thank you both for your assistance. Am learning a little from my reading on this now.

Nev
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