USB 3/XHCI driver stack for Windows 7/Vista

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  1. Doskungen

    Doskungen MDL Novice

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    Valid question!
    The reason why would be to perhaps get my two external external harddrive enclosures which I have connected up to the Thunderbolt ports (using USB-C type plug) to not randomly shut down when I restart the computer. I suspect it has something to do with the drivers. I can just restart them manually by turning them on again of course, but it's kind of annoying. Also IF I can get UASP support under Windows 7 that'd make me very very happy. I thought I would have to install either Windows 8.1 or 10 for that feature to be available.

    Kindest regards.
     
  2. wkeller

    wkeller MDL Member

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    Doskungen, I had similar problem, but I solved it by disabling selective suspend:

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  3. foxyrick

    foxyrick MDL Member

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    Confirming that this driver works on an HP 800 G2 Mini, and enables UASP for my external drive. Woohoo!
     
  4. jhws

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    UASP support on Win7 is great news but how do I install the downloaded UASPSTOR driver as my Win7 with Etron USB3 does not seem to have install.wim nor winre.wim?
     
  5. shhnedo

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    By starting with a clean, untouched windows 7 image.
     
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  6. blkthorne

    blkthorne MDL Novice

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    If one installs a USB 3 driver specific to their hardware, provided by the manufacturer, does this generic driver need to be removed beforehand?
     
  7. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Addicted

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    No.
     
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  8. jhws

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    OK. So I downloaded a clean ISO image of Win7 SP1 Home Premium, and then ran the following:
    1) cd SiMPLiX_AiO_ISO_Full_Tool_2_2_20.8.13\EXE
    2) UpdatePack7R2-20.8.13.exe /WimFile=C:\Win7SP1\sources\install.wim /Index=2

    If I use WinToUSB to make a bootable Win7 from the updated Win7 ISO of the above, would the USB-booted Win7 now support UASP? Or is there anything else I need to do?
     
  9. shhnedo

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    @jhws Afaik, if there's no other hardware/software limitations, it should work.
     
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  10. Doskungen

    Doskungen MDL Novice

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    #70 Doskungen, Sep 12, 2020
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    Thank you very much for this suggestion! I will take a look at trying it out right away!

    Update: I went into the Power Settings and selective suspend was already disabled so unfortunately it seems it was not the problem in my case.
     
  11. Doskungen

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    #71 Doskungen, Sep 12, 2020
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    @daniel_k

    I managed to install the USB stack and the harddrives that are connected to the USB ports and support it show up as UASP under SCSI devices now.

    However the two USB 3.0 harddrive enclosures that are connected to the Thunderbolt ports on the back of my computer do NOT show up as UASP devices despite the enclosures from Icybox stating full UASP support. I am suspecting that it is because they are hooked up to the Thunderbolt/USB-C ports (USB 3.1?).

    Is there a way to fix this to have them seen as UASP devices as well being able to enjoy the theoretically higher transfer rates??
     
  12. CEW

    CEW MDL Senior Member

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    Dism++ might be able to uninstall them
     
  13. nosirrahx

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    Its kind of amazing what it can remove. I am a big fan of that tool.
     
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  16. Doskungen

    Doskungen MDL Novice

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    This may be a bit late, but i successfully installed the Generic USB Stack including UASP support by extracting the files to a directory and then manually updating the driver for my USB controller/controllers in Device Manager. You can also leave the installation of the previos driver in place in case you need to revert back to using it again.

    //DK
     
  17. Doskungen

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    I contacted customer support for the external enclosures I'm using and it turns out it had to do with the SYNC button on the front of the enclosures. I had never touched it before as it used to have to do with a backup feature of another enclosure I used to own from the same brand, but it turned out SYNC indicator showing blue meant it turns off when the PC is turned off (or rebooted), amber/yellow meant it turns on with PC powering up, and turns off on shutdown or reboot. I had mine set to "blue". Pushing the button 3x times did the trick. No light on and it stays on between reboots. :)

    //DK
     
  18. Doskungen

    Doskungen MDL Novice

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    你为什么要说谢谢
     
  19. jhws

    jhws MDL Novice

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    I tried something similar but it didn't work. Could you please provide a step-by-step procedure as how you did it? Thanks.