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Windows 7: Installing Win 7 with only USB 3 ports

13 Aug 2019   #1
Nozzle

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Installing Win 7 with only USB 3 ports

Looking at the various Youtube and forum posts out there, I can see the problem I have encountered is common, but the solution I saw on Youtube (YouTube) doesn't work on my ne motherboard as I don't have the emulate option.


I understand that the problem is Windows 7 does not support USB 3 natively in the same way that it also doesn't support NVMe. I have followed the instructions for adding NVMe drivers (Update your Win 7 installation media.) and I was excited to see a file named "iusb3hcs.inf_amd64_neutral" and similar so thought this might be problem solved. It still doesn't recongise Mouse/Keyboard on Win 7 installation, so I never got as far as finding out of the NVMe drive was also recognised.


I considered putting this query on the ASUS/ROG forum but as Win 7 is not supported for this board (ROG STRIX B450-I) officially, I can't really expect them to help out.


There seems to be some support on the Intel side of things to get generic USB 3 support, but nothing from AMD for the B450 or these newer ones.


Please advise how I can obtain a generic driver to support USB 3.0 hub and therefore use the keyboard/mouse to progress the Windows 7 Install. I note this motherboard has a USB 2.0 header and I knocked up a cable to connect to it, but it still was not recognised.


Nozzle


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13 Aug 2019   #2
SIW2

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Not sure if usb3.1 ports will work with win7 on that mobo. Probably need a card for usb 3.0


The usb2 port should work if it is wired correctly. Alternatively, an external dvdrom drive should also work.


Otherwise, you could use win10 installation media and replace the win10 sources\install.wim with your updated win7 install.wim


In addition:
Code:
Windows® 7/10 for
        2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processor
        7th-Gen AMD A-Series Processors
        AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processor
        AMD X470 Chipset
        AMD X370 Chipset
        AMD B450 Chipset
        AMD B350 Chipset
        AMD A320 Chipset
https://www.amd.com/en/support/chips...ocket-am4/b450

Direct download amd_chipset_drivers_v1.07.29.0115.exe
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13 Aug 2019   #3
SIW2

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15 Aug 2019   #4
Nozzle

7 64bit 10 64bit
 
 

Many many thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts on my query... it's taken a little while to get back to you on account of having to get work on my Car sorted as a priority, and then attempting to build a system with a bit more functionality. Now done...


I tried the internal USB header as you have marked up - Keyboard/Mouse works while plugged in here while on the UEFI screens (therefore the connections are satisfactory), but then stops working again as soon as Win 7 DVD boots up. (Num Lock LED and IR LED on mouse extinguish during the load).


Legacy USB is "Enabled" by default and I've tried the XHCI Hand-off in both different options - but I actually I don't understand what it means by 'hand-off'...


How do I incorporate the AMD Win 7 Driver onto a Win 7 installation disc when it is .exe format? Sure enough, I can decompress it with PeaZip and there is a directory structure within, but it's quite different to the structure as outlined in the guide for NVMe driver incorporation.


Nozzle (edit - also using an SATA DVD-ROM rather than USB so that does at least clear this problem)
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15 Aug 2019   #5
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Nozzle

7 64bit 10 64bit
 
 

So how did you extract the relevent files in order to produce these Zips.. was it a matter of installing them then just repackaging the relevent dirs from the resultant installation?


Nozzle
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
SIW2

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https://bioruebe.com/blog/dev/uniextract/

extracts a load of msi and executables files. then extract those exe and msi files to get the binaries
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
SIW2

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You might need to integrate the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributables as well.
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
SIW2

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One way to do this is to install from the dvd.

copy the amd_chipset_drivers_v1.07.29.0115.exe onto a cd/dvd

Then run the chipset exe after it has installed.

You will need a ps2 mouse or a usb2 connection for that method

If you don't have a ps2 port, there are cards you can get.


YouTube
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
SIW2

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Here is where to download uniextract, if you are interested:
Universal Extractor 2 | Bioruebe.com
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