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

24 Aug 2011   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Windows 8 USB 3.0 Support Should Be Backported to Windows 7 via SP2

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As Microsoft announced USB 3.0 support in Windows 8, I don’t think I was the only one thinking: “But what about Windows 7?”

The promise from Microsoft is that all over 10 billion USB devices will work with USB 3.0 when connected to Windows 8 computers.

Backwards compatibility covers compatibility with current full, low, and high speed devices down to the plugs, revealed Dennis Flanagan, the Director of Program Management for the Devices and Networking group.

“Perhaps the most important aspect of USB 3.0 is the expectation that customers have of USB: it’s just USB3 so it should just work, right? Each and every USB device, low, full, high, and SuperSpeed, has to work in Windows 8. That's our focus while also delivering the most robust and reliable USB stack,” Flanagan stated.

At the same time, users will undoubtedly want to plug USB 3.0 devices into machines running Windows 7 and earlier, and have the technologies work seamlessly together.
Windows 8 USB 3.0 Support Should Be Backported to Windows 7 via SP2 - Softpedia


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26 Aug 2011   #2
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Don't doubt at all this will happen. Remember when Windows 2000 SP3 had USB 1.0 support before XP got it with SP1?
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26 Aug 2011   #3
darkfriday

Windows 7 Home Prem x32
 
 

I must be in a small group....maybe? I'm not looking to use another version of Windows for at least 2 or 3 years. I just don't see the need to push past 7 so quickly...
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26 Aug 2011   #4
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If we do eventually get support for USB 3 in Windows 7 you still need to have a modern motherboard that supports USB 3 or buy a USB 3.0 PCI Card
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27 Aug 2011   #5
zsxd45

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Don't doubt at all this will happen. Remember when Windows 2000 SP3 had USB 1.0 support before XP got it with SP1?
I agree, I also remember when Windows 2000 SP3 had USB 1.0 support before XP got with SP1.
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27 Aug 2011   #6
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

The article is talking about native support, right? Because Windows 7 can support USB 3.0 through 3rd-party drivers anyway O_o
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28 Aug 2011   #7
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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The article is talking about native support, right? Because Windows 7 can support USB 3.0 through 3rd-party drivers anyway
Good, I'm not upgrading to 8.o they finally have a OS (Win7) that they mastered and instead of releasing service packs up to beyond previous Windows which I believe the max was three service packs, Microsoft goes and releases another OS. The only way I would upgrade is if they sold it for $30 max which I highly doubt for Win7 users.
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29 Aug 2011   #8
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Oh they will--if you're a student! I bought my Windows 7 Prof x64 for 29.95 the first 3 months it was released, and not too long ago (not sure if they're still at it), Win 7 pro upgrades are for 29.99 too!

Edit: yup. they're still at it http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...25a1cs1ILynZgh
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29 Aug 2011   #9
Phone Man

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

[QUOTE=darkfriday;1553132]I must be in a small group....maybe? I'm not looking to use another version of Windows for at least 2 or 3 years. I just don't see the need to push past 7 so quickly...[/QUOT

No need to rush, Windows 7 will be around for a while.

Consumer, Hardware, and Multimedia products
Microsoft will offer Mainstream Support for either a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product’s general availability, or for 2 years after the successor product (N+1) is released, whichever is longer. Extended Support is not offered for Consumer, Hardware, and Multimedia products. Products that release new versions annually, such as Microsoft Money, Microsoft Encarta, Microsoft Picture It!, and Microsoft Streets & Trips, will receive a minimum of 3 years of Mainstream Support from the product's date of availability. Most products will also receive at least 8 years of online self-help support. Microsoft Xbox games are currently not included in the Support Lifecycle policy.

Look up your products Lifecycle Information for Windows Client Products

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29 Aug 2011   #10
darkfriday

Windows 7 Home Prem x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post

No need to rush, Windows 7 will be around for a while.

Look up your products Lifecycle Information for Windows Client Products

Jim

Thank you Jim
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