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Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
Not Compatible Reported When Upgrading from Microsoft Windows 7* to Windows 8*

Issue:
Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant* reports Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver version 1.0.5.235 or earlier, is not compatible.

Solution:
Uninstall Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver before installing Windows 8* upgrade.

Steps to uninstall Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver:

  1. Click Start button.

  2. Select the Control Panel in the menu item.

  3. Control Panel window opens.

  4. Click on Programs.

  5. Select the Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver on the list of programs.
    Click on Uninstall.

Note
  • Windows 7* system with Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver 1.0.6.245 does not have this issue.
  • Windows 8 has native in-box USB 3.0 driver. Intel is not releasing a specific Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller driver for Windows 8.

Operating System:

Windows 7 *, Windows 8*

This applies to:

Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver

Solution ID: CS-033870
Last Modified: 06-Nov-2014
Date Created: 31-Oct-2012
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