[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!!

Romania suzuki says:

Any update on this,the original files are not for download anymore :D ?

Australia BarboneNet says:

here you go!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7rG-7_3h9AEY01UUi11ZEZPckk/view?usp=sharing

in this zip are included fix for 32bit and 64bit.....also asmedia usb driver for both the os.

just unpack the needed version and copy the missing files in c:\windows\drivers.

install asmedia driver pack.....enjoy!

If it doesnt work with this simpli way, update drivers manually as the first post.......i attach here the guide!

barbonenet said:
First of all, what you need:
Missing Microsoft Usb Package + Z170 Drivers https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7rG-7_3h9AEY01UUi11ZEZPckk/view?usp=sharing

Z270 Drivers ASMedia_xHCI_Host_Controller_Driver_v1.16.38.1.zip beim Filehorst - filehorst.de (Thanks nachtfalke)


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 USBFIXX (32 or 64 depend of xp version) folder content that you find inside USBFIXXP32-64.zip 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);


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!!!!

-------------------------

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/


Z270 Asmedia Drivers ASMedia_xHCI_Host_Controller_Driver_v1.16.38.1.zip beim Filehorst - filehorst.de (Thanks nachtfalke)

another thing for this comunity.

post in update.....

Romania nachtfalke says:

it´s work also for Z270 aswell?

Indonesia speed.fastest says:

Yes if it has ASMedia USB 3.0/3.1/Type C controller.

Australia BarboneNet says:

Exactly Sent from my SM-J105Y using Tapatalk

Romania nachtfalke says:

i try to install usb ports on Apex board , copy the missing file usbd.sys to system32/drivers and after that install asmedia usb host controller driver ...but got the warning message " The Asmedia USB Host Controller was not found "

Australia BarboneNet says:

Apex has asmedia usb?? Sent from my SM-J105Y using Tapatalk

Romania nachtfalke says:

on the Asus website apex specifications tab say: Intel® Z270 Chipset : 8 x USB 3.0 port(s) Intel® Z270 Chipset : *3 6 x USB 2.0 port(s) ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller : 2 x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, , Type-A + Type-C)

Australia BarboneNet says:

I guess u need different driver or only enable it in bios Sent from my SM-J105Y using Tapatalk

Romania nachtfalke says:

in bios is enabled by default " Asmedia Back USB 3.1 Controller" prehaps need other driver version!

Romania nachtfalke says:

Tryed some Asmedia drivers and found one that work on Z270 Apex , but will install only the red usb , you need to switch keyboard and mouse on PS2 ports. copy the usbd.sys missing file to system32/drivers like in this thread saw allready then install "ASMedia_xHCI_Host_Controller_Driver_v1.16.38.1" Datei von filehorst.de laden will ask you to show the way manually to "asmthub3.sys" ( extract arhive >drivers>ia64(for 64bit os) /i386(for 32bit os)>asmthub3.sys ) i instaled that port on both 32 and 64 bit xp [img]https://abload.de/img/snaphsot0001h4s2g.png[/img]

Australia BarboneNet says:

As did i in the original post right? Sent from my SM-J105Y using Tapatalk

Romania nachtfalke says:

Exactly same procedure only different driver Gesendet von meinem SM-G930F mit Tapatalk

Australia BarboneNet says:

Great! Sent from my SM-J105Y using Tapatalk

Poland barti27 says:

You can image xp ready to give as before gho

Australia BarboneNet says:

barti27 said: You can image xp ready to give as before gho


on my xp u need only to install the asmedia driver manually......ill make a video;)

France Radi says:

hi how instal your xp on z270 please ?

Australia BarboneNet says:

I didnt buy any z270 sorry Sent from my SUPER using Tapatalk

Romania suzuki says:

Radi said: hi

how instal your xp on z270 please ?



With the help of barebonet , i made his 2 os compatible with z270.
You can download the Tib from here,it takes you 30 seconds to install and be in windows.

XP64 support for z170/270 - Mostly for 3Dmark2001,it has moded inf for 980 ti integrated
Xp32 support for z170/270 - Used for spi32m

France Radi says:

You rocks !! Thanks Envoyé de mon GT-I9506 en utilisant Tapatalk

Romania suzuki says:

Did it work ? :)

France Radi says:

suzuki said: Did it work ? :)


yes it's ok but os can't find acpi z270 drivers . but it's work

Australia BarboneNet says:

;) Sent from my SUPER using Tapatalk

Czech Republic PKBO says:

Hi, can someone post here actual link for these please ? : USBD.SYS that you find inside d:\TODRIVERS Old one doesnt work anymore ;) THX

Australia BarboneNet says:

Check some post back...

here you go!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7rG-7_3h9AEY01UUi11ZEZPckk/view?usp=sharing

in this zip are included fix for 32bit and 64bit.....also asmedia usb driver for both the os.

just unpack the needed version and copy the missing files in c:\windows\drivers.

install asmedia driver pack.....enjoy!

If it doesnt work with this simpli way, update drivers manually as the first post.......i attach here the guide!

barbonenet said:
First of all, what you need:
Missing Microsoft Usb Package + Z170 Drivers https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7rG-7_3h9AEY01UUi11ZEZPckk/view?usp=sharing

Z270 Drivers ASMedia_xHCI_Host_Controller_Driver_v1.16.38.1.zip beim Filehorst - filehorst.de (Thanks nachtfalke)


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 USBFIXX (32 or 64 depend of xp version) folder content that you find inside USBFIXXP32-64.zip 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);


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!!!!

-------------------------

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/


Z270 Asmedia Drivers ASMedia_xHCI_Host_Controller_Driver_v1.16.38.1.zip beim Filehorst - filehorst.de (Thanks nachtfalke)

another thing for this comunity.

post in update.....

Czech Republic PKBO says:

Still unable get it working on Apex even with 64bit version for 270 posted here. When i try install xhci, system will stuck..

Australia BarboneNet says:

Got apex today..... Leave me some hours to try it Sent from my F5121 using Tapatalk

Czech Republic PKBO says:

Wow, perfect news :) 32/64 .tib should be perfect ! Thanks for guys like you.

Australia BarboneNet says:

32bit done.....but u still need to update driver usb manually....i dont wanna share the os messed up because of driver usb.......so if u need it, just install drivers manually....

to be honest, for xp vista and 7 i use an additional ssd sata with all the tools that i need on it and driver.....i think is the fastest solution, sure it is for SPI32m

Czech Republic PKBO says:

Thank you mate, working perfectly on Apex, nothing more needed than run setup from xhci driver from Nachtfalke.

Romania nachtfalke says:

Because he already install the xhci driver after classic xp install on z270 then did an clone .tib that you wont need those from above at all . Also that xhci driver work well on Z270x SOC too.... Gesendet von meinem SM-G930F mit Tapatalk

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I have Skylake and an ASUS z270M Plus (Z270 mini-ATX) motherboard.
I have successfully installed XP SP3 32-bit, but I cannot get USB to work.
I do not think it has ASMedia SATA ports...Intel only.
ACPI is working in XP, and I enabled "xHCI handoff" in the BIOS.
I tried 3 different PCI > USB cards and they either forget the install every time I reboot, or I get a bluescreen BSOD when I plug in USB devices.
Can someone please help me to get USB working?

Australia BarboneNet says:

bilbofett said: I have Skylake and an ASUS z270M Plus (Z270 mini-ATX) motherboard. I have successfully installed XP SP3 32-bit, but I cannot get USB to work. I do not think it has ASMedia SATA ports...Intel only. ACPI is working in XP, and I enabled "xHCI handoff" in the BIOS. I tried 3 different PCI > USB cards and they either forget the install every time I reboot, or I get a bluescreen BSOD when I plug in USB devices. Can someone please help me to get USB working?
Follow this guide and put the missing files in c:\windows\system32\drivers then install usb drivers of ur external pcie card... Usb should work!!! Or use my xp, and install only pcie usb card drivers..... Sent from my F5121 using Tapatalk

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barbonenet said: Follow this guide and put the missing files in c:\windows\system32\drivers then install usb drivers of ur external pcie card... Usb should work!!!


It worked!! You are a god!!
Here's the card that worked for me:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FPIMICA/

It has 7 ports, 5 outside, 2 inside. Pretty cool plugging in flash drives *inside* the case!
The device is installed and detected as "Fresco Logic", per the software.
No BSODs, no forgetting-the-device-install, works flawless. I rebooted about 10x just to be sure, unplugging and re-plugging.
The cards that did *not* work are the VIA 805 and Renesas units. 3 of them.

Thanks again!

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