1.    17 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,552
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    USB 3.0 Mystery works in Win 7 but not Win 10


    USB 3.0 Mystery works in Win 7 but not Win 10

    I read its not possible for a USB flash drive 3.0 to work in Usb Flash 2.0 port? How come the flash drive works in windows 7 but not windows 10? It also work in Linux mint 18.2 for info. As far as I know my USB drives are 2.0

    Windows 10 sees the drive in Disk management but can't read/write/ or access it. I also read USB 3.0 flash drives are blue, don't know if that is accurate.

    No help needed. I am just playing around with 10 to pass the time.
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  2.    17 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,410
    Windows 10 Pro

    USB 3.0 flash drives will work in USB 2.0 ports and USB 2.0 flash drives will work in USB 3.0 ports. They are completely backwards compatible with each other. USB 3.0 ports are blue, USB 2.0 ports are black.

    Copy all the files off the flash drive you want to keep. In Windows 10, open a Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin) or Win+R to open a run dialog and run:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # <- replace # with the actual number for the flash drive.
    clean <- this will erase the selected disk above, make sure it is the USB flash drive!
    create part pri
    format fs=fat32 quick
    active
    assign
    exit
    exit

    Hopefully that fixes the flash drive, and if you decide to put Windows 10 installation files on it, it will be bootable as well (due to the "active" command)
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  3.    17 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    It has to be a driver windows 7 has that windows 10 doesn't & removed. I just bought the item. As long as it works in other operating system, I am not going to worry about it.
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  4.    18 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Turku
    Posts : 1,787
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.19 (Branch: RS3 Release)

    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    It has to be a driver windows 7 has that windows 10 doesn't & removed. I just bought the item. As long as it works in other operating system, I am not going to worry about it.
    Yes, Windows 10 has a lot of driver issues, especially with USB and graphics.
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