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June 27, 2013 12:51:21 PM

hello all, i bought a windows 8 laptop and downgraded it to windows 7. everything is working perfectly except for the usb 3.0 ports. this laptop comes with 5 usb ports but 3 of them and 3.0 ports which leaves me with only 2 functioning ports. msi does not support win7 on this laptop so i am forced to find these drivers myself, but i have not had any luck so far. perhaps someone else can help me. it is a msi gx70-3be. i have tried amd's chipset drivers which have not helped at all. these usb ports do work automatically without drivers on windows 8 if it makes a difference.

edit: incase there is any confusion, these ports require a host controller.

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June 27, 2013 1:19:55 PM

Onelius said:
hello all, i bought a windows 8 laptop and downgraded it to windows 7. everything is working perfectly except for the usb 3.0 ports. this laptop comes with 5 usb ports but 3 of them and 3.0 ports which leaves me with only 2 functioning ports. msi does not support win7 on this laptop so i am forced to find these drivers myself, but i have not had any luck so far. perhaps someone else can help me. it is a msi gx70-3be. i have tried amd's chipset drivers which have not helped at all. these usb ports do work automatically without drivers on windows 8 if it makes a difference.

edit: incase there is any confusion, these ports require a host controller.




i have already installed the chipset drivers, multiple times, without success. i think that i might need drivers from a specific manufacturer. to get the wlan working on this laptop, i had to get the drivers directly from realtek. the only problem is, i don't know who the manufacturer is.
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July 6, 2013 12:47:30 AM
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March 15, 2014 7:03:35 AM

So I am having same issue, different laptop. It is an Asus R510DP (motherboard is the Asus X550DP) that came with Windows 8 and now has 64bit Windows 7. Asus does not support Windows 7 for that model, but I have everything working except the USB 3.0 ports. Any ideas?

Solutions attempted:
-Asus chipsets
-AMD chipset (processor is the AMD A10-5750M)
-Various USB 3.0 drivers from the Asus support site: NEC, ASMedia, Fresco, Intel
-Newest BIOS from Asus site

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May 4, 2014 10:17:39 AM

billbillsky said:
So I am having same issue, different laptop. It is an Asus R510DP (motherboard is the Asus X550DP) that came with Windows 8 and now has 64bit Windows 7. Asus does not support Windows 7 for that model, but I have everything working except the USB 3.0 ports. Any ideas?

Solutions attempted:
-Asus chipsets
-AMD chipset (processor is the AMD A10-5750M)
-Various USB 3.0 drivers from the Asus support site: NEC, ASMedia, Fresco, Intel
-Newest BIOS from Asus site



I am also having the same issue with the same laptop, and not having the driver is kind of annoying since this laptop only has 1 usb 2.0 port.
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May 5, 2014 2:29:47 PM

Hi everyone,
I hope that this will help.

I found a solution on the forum for one other notebook model (HP m6-k010dx), but i have a same issue like you folks. My laptop is Asus x550DP with AMD A10-APU processor,and after a long time i found a solution for this model. I install Windows 7 x64, but i think it works on x86 edition.
First you have to do the following(this are the steps from HP forum):

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I'm assuming you downloaded the amd chipset drivers here:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/rai...
which when run unpacks some folders

So start at

C:\AMD\Support\13-4_vista_win7_win8_32-64_sb\Packages\Drivers\SBDrv\hseries\USB30\amdxhc\W764A

inside there are 3 files and a folder called 'x64'

in 'x64' there is a single file called 'amdxhc.sys'

move 'amdxhc.sys' up one directory along with the other 3 files

then use the Device Manager to update driver and browse all the way down to where the now 4 files are and hopefully this should work

Then repeat from the beginning except start at

C:\AMD\Support\13-4_vista_win7_win8_32-64_sb\Packages\Drivers\SBDrv\hseries\USB30\amdhub\W764A
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The name of the file mentioned is "13-4_vista_win7_win8_32-64_sb.exe (26.41 MB)" and you can download the file at this link :
http://www.filewatcher.com/m/13-4_vista_win7_win8_32-64...

But for Asus x550DP, you must edit one of this 4 fies in both folders like that:

1. Open with notepad "amdxhc" file (Setup Information File, not 'amdxhc.sys' file that you moved from x64 folder. This is the only file you can open with notepad, and see the text normaly). There you will see the two lines like this:

[SourceDisksFiles.x86]
amdxhc.sys = 1, \x86

[SourceDisksFiles.amd64]
amdxhc.sys = 1, \x64

2. In both lines delete " \x86" and " \x64" . That means that it should look like this after edit:

[SourceDisksFiles.x86]
amdxhc.sys = 1,

[SourceDisksFiles.amd64]
amdxhc.sys = 1,

3. Then use the Device Manager to update driver manualy, and browse all the way down to where the now 4 files are.Click "Install anyway..." in the pop up window.

4. Guess what ? It works !


I hope that this solution will work for all brands and models using the same chipset .








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