Installing Windows Usb 3 0
Install Windows 7 from a USB 3.0 flash drive
Since on modern laptops and tablets manufacturers often completely refuse to install USB 2.0 and DVD / CD-ROM, I decided to make a public memo on installing the operating system from a USB 3.0 flash drive. In my case, we will focus on installing Windows 7. The new version of the USB interface is much faster than its predecessor, and it’s a sin not to use it when reinstalling the system, especially since the entire installation after that will take only a few minutes. At the moment, by plugging the USB 3.0 installation flash drive into the USB 3.0 port, Windows 7 will ask for USB drivers at the beginning of the installation, because she herself does not have built-in drivers from USB 3.0. In most cases, people solve this problem by plugging a USB flash drive into a USB 2.0 port, and at the same time, the installation lasts for a long time, but no troubles, which will be described later in this memo, are required. All of the steps below assume that you are performing them in running Windows 7.
Create a folder somewhere on your hard drive winpe. Create a folder in it mount and folder usb3. They will be needed for further action. For example, I created a folder winpe at the root of drive D :.
So that the installer does not ask for drivers from USB 3.0, you need to integrate them into it. Therefore, first we find USB 3.0 drivers for our motherboard. Unzip them if necessary, and copy to the folder usb3, which was created in the previous paragraph (the main thing is that the drivers contain inf-files, which will be used in the future). There are several USB 3.0 controllers on my motherboard, this is the integrated intel chipset controller and another controller from asmedia, so I copied the drivers from both controllers to subfolders usb3 \ intel and usb3 \ asmedia. This is necessary so that Windows 7 can be installed from any available USB 3.0 port (it is not strange, in my case, asmedia USB 3.0 controller is faster than intel-ovsky).
We pass to the flash drive. It is assumed that you have already created a bootable USB flash drive with the Windows 7 installer, if not, the easiest solution is to use the Windows 7 USB / DVD download tool, how to do this is described in my article. How to make a Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive. On the USB flash drive, go to folder sources, find the file there boot.wim and copy it to the folder winpe .
Run the command line as administrator. There we go to our test folder (in my case, type the command cd / d D: \ winpe and click enter) Next is a set of three teams (scored the first, clicked enter, percent ran, scored the second, clicked enter etc.), which I do not see the point of explaining, you can search for their description on the Internet, the main thing is that they are doing their job:
- dism / mount-wim /wimfile:boot.wim / index: 2 / mountdir: mount
- dism / image: mount / add-driver: usb3 / recurse
- dism / unmount-wim / mountdir: mount / commit
If you did everything without errors, then to the file boot.wim, which you copied to the folder winpe, drivers from your USB 3.0 controllers should have been successfully integrated. And all that remains for you is to copy this file back to the USB flash drive in the folder sources, on top of the old file. After which the installer will stop requiring you to install drivers when installing Windows 7 from a USB 3.0 port, and the entire installation process will take much less time. And to make your USB 3.0 flash drive more universal, i.e. so that you can quickly install the system from any USB 3.0 port, any computer, you will need to integrate all the drivers of existing third-party USB 3.0 controllers. Fortunately, there are not so many of them, in my memory, there are about three more of them together with Asmedia (Etron, Renesas / Nec, etc.).
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