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When Recovering Win7 System Image From A USB 3 Drive

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by attar, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. attar

    attar Senior member

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    I'm posting this in case anyone else has a need (and does a search).
    I had occasion to recover my system image from a USB 3 drive using the windows 7 64 bit recovery disk.
    Since USB-3 is not supported during this process, I had to install the drivers during the recovery.
    (Note that instead you could plug your USB-3 drive into a regular USB port and the image will be detected, but the speed is very, very slow.)

    If you wish to take advantage of the higher USB-3 speed, do this:
    Here's the link:
    http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS015025
    The file is named 8ay208ww.exe and is 6.8MB
    Run the .exe and copy the files to a new folder - but do not install them.
    The required files are located in here: Files > x64
    Listed are the USB-3 driver files which are required to be available before the image is detected on the drive:
    nusb3co.dll
    nusb3hub.cat
    nusb3hub.inf <<<<<<<<
    nusb3hub.sys
    nusb3xhc.cat
    nusb3xhc.inf <<<<<<<<
    nusb3xhc.sys
    I copied them to a flash drive.
    The two .inf files indicated are selected (one at a time) during the image restore.
    They both relate to USB 3.
    When the drivers are installed, the drive will be detected and you can proceed to select the image file.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2012
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