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Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
Why did Intel release two Windows* 7 USB 3.0 xHCI drivers?

Why did Intel release two Windows* 7 USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller (xHCI) drivers?
There are two different Intel® chipset platforms for Windows 7, each platform has its own USB 3.0 xHCI driver.
Intel® 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family
Intel® 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family/4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor with U-Series Platform I/O

Can I install either of the drivers on my computer?
No. The driver must match the chipset family platform for your computer.

How do I know which chipset my computer has? 
See how to identify your Intel Chipset for information and link to the Intel® Chipset Identification Utility. 

Where can I find the download files for the USB 3.0 xHCI Windows* 7 driver?
Download USB 3.0 xHCI Windows* 7 driver for Intel® 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family
Download USB 3.0 xHCI Windows* 7 driver for Intel® 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family

Are there Intel USB 3.0 xHCI drivers for Windows* 8?  
No. Microsoft Windows* 8 operating system comes with an in-box USB 3.0 xHCI driver.

Operating System:

Windows 7 *, Windows Small Business Server 2008*

This applies to:

Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver

Solution ID: CS-034342
Last Modified: 06-Jun-2013
Date Created: 30-May-2013
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