Sources For USB 3.0 Driver For Windows XP (or Other Drivers)

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Hi, fellas!
I recently formatted my computer, but I am unable to use the USB 3.0 port of my PC, as it says ‘missing driver.’ Please help where I can get the driver for my windows (XP).

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Sources For USB 3.0 Driver For Windows XP (or Other Drivers)

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I am assuming that the processor that you are using is of Intel. The best way to get the driver is to download it from the intel website. Here is the link – https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/21129/USB-3-0-Driver-Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver-for-Intel-7-Series-C216-Chipset-Family

Alternatively, you can also get it from the website of your computer’s brand. In my opinion, this one would be a better way, as you will get the driver specific to your PC.
Even if you are unable to select your product the website can probably auto select your model. Eg. support.lenovo.com

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Sources For USB 3.0 Driver For Windows XP (or Other Drivers)

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That’s a big problem if you have Microsoft Windows XP and you cannot use the USB 3.0 ports on your computer. One possible reason is because you haven’t updated your operating system to the latest Service Pack.

If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 or earlier or if you don’t have a Service Pack installed on your Windows XP, since USB 3.0 is not yet around during these times, you might encounter problems when using a USB 3.0 device because it will be unrecognizable to the operating system.

And also, since USB 3.0 is backward-compatible with USB 2.0, you can use USB 2.0 devices on these ports because the operating system already supports it. Because you are using a very old operating system, the best workaround you can try is to update to Service Pack 3. Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 and update your operating system.

This is the latest and last Service Pack update for Microsoft Windows XP and it supports the USB 3.0 standard. If you still have a problem with the USB 3.0 port, the next thing to try is to install the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard. To do this, visit your motherboard manufacturer’s website and download your board’s driver from there.

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