[GUIDE] How To Enable USB 3.0/3.1 on ASUS and ASRock Z170 Motherboards

Although Windows XP is officially not supported for the Skylake platform, enthusiasts working in the mainboard industry found a way around the compatibility problems anyway. A last hurdle some people struggle with is how to enable the ASMedia USB3 drivers.

In a forum thread posted by Barbonenet, you can find an easy picture tutorial on how to install the USB 3.0/3.1 driver on an ASUS or ASRock motherboard. The guide includes two downloads. First of all of course the USB drivers and secondly the USB.SYS file which would normally be installed during the OS installation when USB devices are detected, but which fails on Skylake. After completing the full installation of the drivers, it is advised to use a USB HUB to use multiple USB devices.

You can find all relevant information in the forum here. Enjoy!


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Hi guys, with this Guide you will be able to use your usb3.0 card, or the integrated card 3.1 AsMedia on your Board!

First of all, what you need:
AsMedia.zip

TODRIVERS.zip

Usb 2.0 4port Hub


[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/s/da8swwj9kdlag5r/screen001.jpg[/img]

Insert these file inside one ssd drive that later you will attach to the pc with xp already installed, (extract these zip file in these ssd!);

Enable in BIOS AsMedia USB 3.0 3.1 Controller;

Install your copy of WindowsXP by following the guide that you can find on this forum;

When XP is installed, you can use only mouse and keyboard on usb BLACK ports(perhaps in the blue too, but it doesnt matter);

[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/s/zv4j7py38fj7az8/screen005.jpg[/img]

Copy the file USBD.SYS that you find inside d:\TODRIVERS folder inside C:\Windows\System32\Drivers (this file is an original file of Windows XP, that is installed by Os in automatic when XP finds an USB 2.0 Port......but in Skylake this doesnt happen, so this is the FIX);

[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/s/akxnxmyq5jpun58/screen006.jpg[/img]

Now we are ready to install the driver AsMedia, first of install driver is better attach now the USB HUB to the RED USB PORT(this it will be the only port that it will work after the next restart);

Install the driver from Device Manager like that picture, Asmedia is the first Usb Controller;

[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/s/pgpaez6wetxcnz8/screen009.jpg[/img]

[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/s/49dzge7oo0zxql0/screen011.jpg[/img]

Choose the folder d:\Asmedia when driverupdate ask where is the driver;

[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/s/x9t3uzp3oxa0m3i/screen012.jpg[/img]

Continue to install the driver for USB ROOT HUB from the same location;

[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/s/2frp03je6n4ci1c/screen019.jpg[/img]

Do the same for the GENERIC USB HUB;

[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/s/csl97hf61lzh58f/screen024.jpg[/img]

Before restart, attach the usb keyboard/mouse and one usbdrive to the hub usb, and check if they work......if they work, u will reboot and remember to remove the secondary SSD!

Check if usb HUB is Working!

DONE!!!!

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For use another controller usb3.0 pcie instead integrated AsMedia, you need only to FIX the file USBD.SYS.......
so copy this file inside c:\windows\system32\drivers and install USB driver from device manager or with the exefile of the driver!
DONE

Video https://www.facebook.com/BarboneNet/videos/849593608491519/

P.S. this guide works on ASROCK OC Formula and MSI aswell!

Italy Andrix85 says:

nice guode bro...;) I should try !!!

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Asrock Z170 Oc Formula, That Usb is full working like on Asus.

Enable ThirdParty Usb 3.x into bios, and follow the guide.


Belgium leeghoofd says:

Thx for this man

FlanK3r says:

perfect guide man!

Germany Bullshooter says:

Thx for sharing man

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thanks guys:)

Italy rsannino says:

ty for procedure .... ;)

France pepinorang says:

I can confirm this also works on MSI Z170 motherboards.
See below picture for ASMedia ports on Z170A XPOWER GAMING TE (same location on M7):


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pepinorang said: I can confirm this also works on MSI Z170 motherboards.
See below picture for ASMedia ports on Z170A XPOWER GAMING TE (same location on M7):




yeah, that's great....2port, so on your board doesnt need the hub usb :)

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Were you able to install the Ethernet Driver under Windows XP, and if so how?
I have installed Windows XP under Skylake Asus Z-170A as a dual boot but cannot access the internet because WinXP LAN driver is obviously missing from the CD - is there a WinXP driver for LAN on Skylake?

Separate question: For M.2 drives like Toshiba OCZ RD400 are there storage drivers for WinXP or is it impossible to access M.2 drives from Windows XP?

United States sabishiihito says:

c627627 said: Were you able to install the Ethernet Driver under Windows XP, and if so how?
I have installed Windows XP under Skylake Asus Z-170A as a dual boot but cannot access the internet because WinXP LAN driver is obviously missing from the CD - is there a WinXP driver for LAN on Skylake?

Separate question: For M.2 drives like Toshiba OCZ RD400 are there storage drivers for WinXP or is it impossible to access M.2 drives from Windows XP?


For LAN you need an add-in card that is compatible with XP.

South Africa Oj0 says:

Bookmarked :)

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I will update the need files for make working asmedia usb on xp32 and xp64 soon ;) Sent from my E2353 using Tapatalk

France nexus35 says:

Thanks Barbonenet!!

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