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Windows 7: Windows 8 USB 3.0 Support Should Be Backported to Windows 7 via SP2

01 Sep 2011   #11
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Windows 8 appears to be very techy OS, good to know some of those features will appear soon in Windows 7 SP2...
Manufacturers have since a year now their USB 3.0 drivers ready, PCMCIA or PCI card are also available for some of them. I'm not beta testing Windows 8 at the moment because it needs particular PC (surface, multi-touch screen...).

What? XP support ends up in:




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01 Sep 2011   #12
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For what it's worth . . . . . .

I just built up a nice little HTPC with a ZOTAC ITX motherboard. As many new motherboards, it has some USB 3.0 ports. I did have to install their driver to activate the ports in Windows 7 SP1. Since I don't have anything that's USB 3.0 to plug in to it, I can't yet appreciate the 10X performance increase. As expected, these new ports are USB 2.0 compatible.

Bye.
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02 Sep 2011   #13
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Windows 8 appears to be very techy OS, good to know some of those features will appear soon in Windows 7 SP2...
Manufacturers have since a year now their USB 3.0 drivers ready, PCMCIA or PCI card are also available for some of them. I'm not beta testing Windows 8 at the moment because it needs particular PC (surface, multi-touch screen...).

What? XP support end up in:
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from all the information available 8 will run on even older hardware than 7 does now. this means that non touch screen pc's and laptop's will run 8 without any problems.
I can't even install on my laptop The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7

That's because i need at least:

Touch Pack System Requirements:

1. A computer or monitor that supports Windows Touch (at least 2 touch input support required)

2. PC with 1.3 GHz or higher processor

3. 1 GB of system RAM

4. 600 MB available hard disk space

5. 128 MB 3D video card with Hardware Textures & Lighting

6. DirectX 9.0 or later capable video card

7. Internet access required for Microsoft Surface Globe

8. Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio
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02 Sep 2011   #14
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 8 will install on a computer with no touch screen, it has two desktops, one for tablets with touch screens and one for a standard desktops and laptops like most of us use today.
If you have a touch screen monitor for your desktop computer or a laptop with a touch screen you can use either.

If I recall correctly, you can use a mouse on the touch screen version of the desk top.

MS did not leave anyone out as a potential user.
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02 Sep 2011   #15
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Looks like the same things that I've read.

The ribbon in Office 2010 can be hidden by the arrow on the upper right side, I would think the Explorer ribbon will be the same.
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02 Sep 2011   #16
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Well, MS did not leave me alone...It's just that Windows 8 will be 10 times much attractive with all touch screen, surface and kind of thing that comes with it! Well better think saving some money, yet!
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05 Sep 2011   #17
opdenp

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Yes, USB3 on Win7

I already have my first 3.0 flash drive and would like to be able to use it at the higher speed on Win7.
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