Windows 10 and USB 3.0 drivers.

ThePCNovice

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Hi, I have heard that you need drivers in order to be able to use usb 3.0. I wanted to know if I can install windows 10 on a usb 3.0 port, secondly, do i need internet to perform a clean install of windows? I am also getting an MSI gaming 3 motherboard.
 

Lutfij

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Please provide provide your full system specs.

To answer your questions,
I wanted to know if I can install windows 10 on a usb 3.0 port
It can vary for a lot of hardware and which era of hardware we're talking about. There are a lot of chipset hardware that require a base driver to become functional while some hardware require a stand alone driver to operate so in the even of the latter installation of an operating system off a bootable installer you'll need to plug into an available USB2.0 port instead of a USB3.0 port. Thus my inquiry into your systems specs to reveal your chipset and if drivers were necessary.


do i need internet to perform a clean install of windows?
To be specific, are we looking at a Windows 10 installation using the free upgrade path or do you have a 25 digit activation key? In either case, yes, a clean install is advised.
 

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I am doing a clean install as it is a new pc I just wanted to know whether I need internet for it or not.

Here are my system specs not including the OS which will be a windows 10 flash drive. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/9b2p7P these are my specs. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-10-Home-32-bit-64-bit-English-International/dp/B0111YEBY4/ref=sr_1_1?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1450873261&sr=1-1&keywords=windows+10 this is the windows 10 flash drive i shall be purchasing
 

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