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Can't Uninstall Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver

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November 11, 2012 7:30:06 PM

Hello,

I am attempting to install Windows 8 using Windows Upgrade assistant, and it won't let me continue until I uninstall "Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller." When I attempt to uninstall the "Intel(R) Installation Framework" displays "Removing Service: iusb3hcs" and hasn't changed for over an hour. The window is still responding, so nothing obvious has frozen.

I've tried installing the driver before uninstalling it again, but the installation process hangs on "Creating: wevtutil.exe".

Is there a way I can remove any trace of this driver so Windows 8 can proceed with the installation? Additionally, if this driver is removed, will I lose usb control?

I am currently on Windows 7 64-bit, and my MB is a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Ryan
a b * Windows 8
November 11, 2012 7:41:06 PM

ryanoc3ros said:
Hello,

I am attempting to install Windows 8 using Windows Upgrade assistant, and it won't let me continue until I uninstall "Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller." When I attempt to uninstall the "Intel(R) Installation Framework" displays "Removing Service: iusb3hcs" and hasn't changed for over an hour. The window is still responding, so nothing obvious has frozen.

I've tried installing the driver before uninstalling it again, but the installation process hangs on "Creating: wevtutil.exe".

Is there a way I can remove any trace of this driver so Windows 8 can proceed with the installation? Additionally, if this driver is removed, will I lose usb control?

I am currently on Windows 7 64-bit, and my MB is a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Ryan



Try stopping the service first.
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a b * Windows 8
November 11, 2012 7:44:42 PM

Hi :) 

Disable USB 3 in the bios....(I hope you don't want to use it though)

All the best Brett :) 
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November 12, 2012 12:47:23 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Disable USB 3 in the bios....(I hope you don't want to use it though)

All the best Brett :) 



well actually, that is a good idea too. Once they get Windows 8 installed he can switch it back on.
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