Windows 8 USB 3.0 Support Should Be Backported to Windows 7 via SP2

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  1. JMH

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  2. Kylethedarkn

    Kylethedarkn Senior Member

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    Does USB 3.0 not currently work with Windows 7? I swear I've used a 3.0 External HD on Windows 7 before and got fast speeds.
     
  3. Andrew Butler

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    Windows 7 does not have built-in USB 3.0 support, but after you install official dri-vers from manufacturer's site, they work fine. Hopefully they will add it in SP2, If They Make A Second One. They only really fixed 3 or 4 things in SP1 Mainly HDMI Support. They May Just Make an SP of updates.
     
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  4. Joe S

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    It's not working that smooth now. Look at the WD and some other forums and there are a lot of problems with USB 3.0. Sometimes it's just slow speed others it's dropping out for no reason. It doesn't seem to matter much whether it's a addon card or that the PC came with USB 3.0 installed. I think it's release was rushed and poorly coordinated.
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