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Well my two cents worth if the board supports 3.0 surely it doesn't matter what OS one sticks on it the ports are not dictated to by the OS but I stand to be corrected and there are 3.0 ports on that board SABERTOOTH 990FX - Motherboards - ASUS

It would be a bit like saying the OS will not support say a CPU of a certain type or bit rate 6Gbs SATA ports for example?? I could of course lost the plot here but.....
Install USB 3.0 and other USB devices
 

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Well my two cents worth if the board supports 3.0 surely it doesn't matter what OS one sticks on it the ports are not dictated to by the OS but I stand to be corrected and there are 3.0 ports on that board SABERTOOTH 990FX - Motherboards - ASUS

It would be a bit like saying the OS will not support say a CPU of a certain type or bit rate 6Gbs SATA ports for example?? I could of course lost the plot here but.....
Install USB 3.0 and other USB devices
Support for USB3 does depend on the OS because of the drivers supplied. That board uses the ASMedia controller (same as mine)and that driver is not included with Windows 7 but is included with Windows 8. Its like all hardware, the driver is needed and some OS supply them and others you have to add the driver.

Jim :cool:
 

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I stand corrected Jim I thought the drivers were based on the board manufacturers specs and seems rather obtuse that an OS should dictate to the board people what drivers can be used for what they put on their product.

Suppose to me it seems that if I own a Ford car coloured blue that the engine maker says that I cannot use alloy wheels on it because to do that it has to be red - because!!

Plus it does seem a tad thoughtless / pedantic of Microsoft for whatever reason as surely they would have the technology to make it compatible with anything:rolleyes:
 

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I stand corrected Jim I thought the drivers were based on the board manufacturers specs and seems rather obtuse that an OS should dictate to the board people what drivers can be used for what they put on their product.

Suppose to me it seems that if I own a Ford car coloured blue that the engine maker says that I cannot use alloy wheels on it because to do that it has to be red - because!!

Plus it does seem a tad thoughtless / pedantic of Microsoft for whatever reason as surely they would have the technology to make it compatible with anything:rolleyes:
MS does not write the drivers. For a driver to be included with the OS, the hardware manufactures must summit the driver to MS for testing. Then MS certifies the driver and gives it the WHQL certification and then will include the driver with the OS or as an update through Windows Update. If the manufactures do not want to go through the WHQL certification they can offer their drivers through their web site or a CD with the equipment. When I bought my MB the Windows 7 driver for the ASMedia controller came on a CD. Then when Windows 8 was released that driver was included with the OS.

Jim :cool:
 

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Still sounds a bit stand over to me Jim but if that is the way of the world then well one has to accept it eh?
Personally say for example if I made a component for a board manufacturer because that is what they wanted and the software people turn round and say they are not going to let board device I made work with their software I would be pretty ticked off.

Just for example again like a car maker making the body so a larger or differently fueled engine cannot be fitted even though you can one you want.
 

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Still sounds a bit stand over to me Jim but if that is the way of the world then well one has to accept it eh?
Personally say for example if I made a component for a board manufacturer because that is what they wanted and the software people turn round and say they are not going to let board device I made work with their software I would be pretty ticked off.

Just for example again like a car maker making the body so a larger or differently fueled engine cannot be fitted even though you can one you want.
In the OS there are API's (Application Interface) and these are how a 3rd party driver or software interacts with the OS. MS gives this information to developers so they can write their drivers to work with the API. If you develop a board device you have to write the driver to conform to the API for it to work properly. The MS certification will test your device driver to make sure it works properly. This is protection for the OS so a badly written driver will not affect the system.
If you have a car and you want to use a different water pump it has to match up to the engine. So if you design your own water pump you get the information from the manufacture so your pump will work on their engine. You don't want to go to a parts store and buy a pump that wont fit on your car.

Jim :cool:
 

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Ok mate I accept what you are saying because I am just a simple sort who thinks that when I build a machine I would like to have the board of my choice, and that it will work regardless of any OS.
So I had better check with the retailers before I buy a board for example that all the devices will work with any version of an OS and if they don't that means I have to look for one that will and that begins to minimise ones choice as to what board one can use. To me it sort of means the OS manufacturers are holding the big stick and that doesn't sit well with me.
With technology at the point it is now I would have thought anything would have been compatible with anything, and this sounds awfully like a dollar making exercise. Plus it doesn't make Windows 8 that appealing anymore because of the pedantic rules.
 

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Sorry if repeating something but just to clarify in fewer words
- if USB3 drivers exists in the OS you are trying to install and you have a USB3 capable Motherboard, you can use USB3.
- If USB3 drivers do not exist in the OS and you have a USB3 capable motherboard you must use USB2.

Please note the usage of "can" and "must".

Now, there are exceptions to these general rules. If your USB3 support is on an AddOn Card (via PCI-Express) on the Motherboard, you may be toast regardless since you may need the generic drivers for that specific AddOn Card. Hence use USB2.
 

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Will creating a bootable Windows USB and installing Windows with it makes the USB spoil faster?

Is this Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool slower or faster as compared to other burning applications (like ImgBurn)?
 
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Hello Chun,

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "USB spoil faster". If you mean that it will reduce the life span, then no more than using the USB for anything else.

I'd say that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is about the same speed as any other image burning program. You just will not be able to create a bootable UEFI USB with this tool though.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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Hello Chun,

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "USB spoil faster". If you mean that it will reduce the life span, then no more than using the USB for anything else.

I'd say that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is about the same speed as any other image burning program. You just will not be able to create a bootable UEFI USB with this tool though.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
So, I should only use the USB for installing Windows?
 

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If you want to use UEFI and the other tutorial you posted at instead.
 

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Thanks Brink, great tutorial. I have successfully created my bootable Windows 8.1 USB.
Can I copy other files to this USB?
 

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You're most welcome.

Yes, you could continue using the USB as usual so long as you don't delete the installation files. :)
 

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Hi
I appreciate all the tutorials that presented in "THE FORUM" showing:
1 - Easy step by step
2 - Marked snapshots
3 - Downloads required
4 - Comments
Thanks an many thanks
 

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Hello. I've read all twelve pages of this thread, but I have a very simple question. It may have been previously answered but just using technical words that I'm not familiar with... I'm not too keen on the computer lingo :-}.

Anyways, my question is this:
My husband wants to build a computer. He is going to have all brand new components. Will this tutorial work to download windows 8 onto his old computer, make the USB, and use it to install on the new hard drive? Want to do this because buying windows 8 DVD is approx $100 where as buying a download of it is $50...

Thanks in advance for your help.

fyi his old computer is running windows vista.
 

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Thank you for such a quick response! Your knowledge is much appreciated.

I looked up the difference between the uefi and bios, but like I said I don't know the computer lingo. Is there anyway you can explain the difference in dumbed down terms? I greatly appreciate it.
 

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You can use the USB created for BIOS on all motherboards.

You would only be able to use UEFI with motherboards that have UEFI firmware, and if the requirements mentioned in the tutorial are met. You can check the specifications of the motherboard to see if it supports UEFI or not. If not, then you'll use BIOS.

Here's some good reading with more details to help compare them:

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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Wow thanks again! Really appreciate the info and your willingness to help! He will have to look into the motherboard and choose which one he needs. Then we will be off and running with his new computer!

Thanks again!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
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