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Windows 7: Windows 7 Repair Disc needs USB 3 support intergrated

19 Apr 2017   #1
Barnstormer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Repair Disc needs USB 3 support intergrated

Hi,

I have run into an issue trying to do a system image recovery using the Win7 built in system image and Repair disc. My Asus Z170 pro motherboard has USB 3 ports and requires the USB 3 drivers to be loaded for it to properly see the USB3 ports when using the Repair disc. I have burnt the USB3 drivers to a second CD and once the Win7 repair disc loads, I remove it and install the CD with the USB3 drivers and then load drivers one at a time to get the external USB hard drive with the system image to be recognized so that the image can be restored to the hard drive.

My question is how do I get the Win7 Repair disc (CD) to natively support USB3? Is their a way to modify the Win7 Repair disc (CD) or another way to accomplish this so as to have USB3 support from the Win7 repair disc (CD).


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19 Apr 2017   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes.

You can use this:
7re2x64.zip

Unzip it onto your drive. Then rt click and run as admin on the .cmd file


Drivers-Wlan-USB-x64.zip

NVME-SKY-KABYx64.zip
You can also use these attached drivers , or you can add your own.
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20 Apr 2017   #3
Barnstormer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

SIW2, Thanks for your reply but it goes much further than what I am asking for. I would like to be able to modify the Recovery Disc created by the built in backup program so that it has native USB3 support.

Is that possible?

Thanks,
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20 Apr 2017   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The wim needs to be modified before creating a bootable disc.

The Recovery disc creator simply copies winre.wim (from inside a hidden folder on you hard drive) to create a bootable iso which it burns to cd.

My link copies the same winre.wim from your hidden folder and adds extra functions to it (including usb3 support). It also creates an iso which you can burn to cd. It takes 3-4 mins on a desktop pc, perhaps a couple of mins more on a laptop.

It is the same thing with extra functions.

I suppose you could use my link, then replace winre.wim in your hidden folder with the wim created by my link, then run recdisc.exe.
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20 Apr 2017   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

To answer your specific request you need to add the usb3 drivers (or any others) to the system repair Boot.wim file using the DISM command. This guide is for a Windows installation usb but the procedure should be the same - just focus on the Boot.wim bit. It's easier if your system repair is on a usb flash drive.
https://community.spiceworks.com/how...a-usb-3-0-port

I've only added drivers to a winpe.wim and haven't personally tried the above. If you have a spare usb flash drive hanging around you can give it a go.
My end solution was easier - I stopped using Windows inbuilt (overly restrictive) and use (free) Macrium Reflect. The current v6 allows you to easily create a pe5 rescue disc/usb/iso with inbuilt usb3 drivers.
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20 Apr 2017   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I have already done the work. There is nothing easier than rt click and run as admin on a batch file. The result is vastly superior to the media macrium creates.
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20 Apr 2017   #7
Barnstormer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I may eventually build the WinPE disc, but at this point I really want to fix the Windows inbuilt system imaging repair disc (CD) so that it has native USB3 support (Intel USB3 Drivers). I will try to incorporate the Intel drivers in the boot.wim file created on the repair disc.
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20 Apr 2017   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Most people here use macrium refect free not native windows
It does a drivers check and adds them to the winpe recovery cd or flash media when it's created
Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect - Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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