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Windows 7: USB 3 Ports not working after fresh install of Win7

12 Mar 2019   #11
kwil

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

Hi SIW2...


Many thanks for your time laying out the process in 7 UPDATER.


Just so I'm straight:


1 Using 7UPDATER: load ASRock USB 3 drivers + chipset (as John mentions above) > create new Win7 bootable DVD


2. Once done, I insert the DVD > no need to do a re-install > extract and run Win7 USB3 from the zip (which I assume will be visible in Windows Explorer window pane on the right), then test the USB 3 ports again for lift-off


Do I have that right?


Also: I still don't know what the following refers to in the 7UPDATER link (see above comment for Paul)

nvme-win7x64.zip/
nvme-win7x86.zip


When you have time, let me know...Much appreciated


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12 Mar 2019   #12
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

If you do nothing else but go here:
ASRock > H61M/U3S3

then download and run the chipset driver, intel management interface driver, and the USB 3 driver from that page, you should be good to go.

Doing a re-install is not needed, because you already have working USB 2 ports. If your machine had nothing but USB 3 ports you would not be able to use a keyboard or mouse and a re-install would be your only option, as discussed in some of the posts above. But in your situation right now, all you need is to install the right drivers.

btw it does not matter where you put the downloaded drivers. Put them on your desktop, go into the folder and find the SETUP file, then click it. When you do that the following happens.
1) SETUP detects what hardware you have, making sure it matches the driver
2) checks to see if you are already running a newer version of the same driver in which case it will ask you if you really want to install an older driver (if it asks that, say yes)
3) copies the needed driver files from the package and loads them to the folders that windows uses for drivers.
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12 Mar 2019   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

as @johnhoh says,

ASRock > H61M/U3S3

Is your best bet. Link is working now. It wasn't working for me yesterday.
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13 Mar 2019   #14
kwil

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
If you do nothing else but go here:
ASRock > H61M/U3S3

then download and run the chipset driver, intel management interface driver, and the USB 3 driver from that page, you should be good to go.

Doing a re-install is not needed, because you already have working USB 2 ports. If your machine had nothing but USB 3 ports you would not be able to use a keyboard or mouse and a re-install would be your only option, as discussed in some of the posts above. But in your situation right now, all you need is to install the right drivers.

btw it does not matter where you put the downloaded drivers. Put them on your desktop, go into the folder and find the SETUP file, then click it. When you do that the following happens.
1) SETUP detects what hardware you have, making sure it matches the driver
2) checks to see if you are already running a newer version of the same driver in which case it will ask you if you really want to install an older driver (if it asks that, say yes)
3) copies the needed driver files from the package and loads them to the folders that windows uses for drivers.

Hi John...thanks again for your assistance.


Forgive my ignorance, but are you saying therefore that I DON'T need to create a new Win7 disc as Paul above first insisted?




All I need to do is unzip the drivers as you've listed and let them loose on my system as it stands at the moment?...Yes/No?


Regards
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13 Mar 2019   #15
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwil View Post
Yes/No?Regards
Yes
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15 Mar 2019   #16
kwil

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

Hi John....


I followed your order of unzipping and setup:



1. Chipset driver 2. Intel Management driver 3 USB 3 driver.


Everything went smoothly with no fuss!!



All USB 3's and USB 2's now working perfectly!



Thank you so much for your guidance and help, John.



Thanks also to the others for their input


Regards
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15 Mar 2019   #17
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

good to see you got it working, glad to help
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