Intel USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller Driver

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The Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver Installer "Setup.exe" will install the following drivers and application on the system:

  • Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
  • Intel USB 3.0 Root Hub Driver
  • Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller Switch Driver
  • Intel USB 3.0 Monitor

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The first download link (8 Series) offers support for the following chipsets/processors:

  • Intel 8 Series Chipset Family
  • 4th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Intel 9 Series Chipset Family
  • Intel Pentium Processor or Intel Celeron Processor N- & J- Series
  • 5th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Intel Core M Processor
  • 6th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Intel 100 Series Chipset Family
  • Alpine Ridge USB3.1 Host Controller
  • Alpine Ridge LP USB3.1 Host Controller
  • Intel 200 Series Chipset Family + Skylake CPU platforms:
    • Windows* 7 Operating System (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions).
  • Intel C220 series chipset family
  • Intel C230 series chipset family
  • Intel C610 series Chipset Family
  • Purley Platform (Lewisburg PCH):
    • Windows* 7 Operating System (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions).
    • Windows* Server 2008 R2 Operating System.
    • Windows* Small Business Server 2008 Operating System.

The second download link (7 Series) offers support for the following chipsets/processors:

  • Intel 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family
  • 3rd generation Intel Core Processor Family
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i3 Processor
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i7 Extreme Processor

Intel USB 3.0 Driver for Windows XP and Vista:

The Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver is not supported in Windows XP or Windows Vista. For these operating systems, make sure your BIOS settings have the xHCI Mode set to Auto or Smart Auto. This step reconfigures the USB 3.0 ports to function as USB 2.0 ports using the native Windows EHCI driver.

Intel USB 3.0 Driver for Windows 8:

Windows 8 has a native in-box USB 3.0 driver. Intel is not releasing a specific Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Windows 8.

If you are upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, uninstall the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver before installing the upgrade.

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