Windows 8.1 in bootcamp: USB3 flash drives not working

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mac32, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Mac32, Oct 26, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013

    Mac32 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010

    I`ve installed Windows 8.1 with Bootcamp on my late 2012 iMac using Mavericks. However, I can`t use my Corsair USB3 flash drives, I only get a device not recognized/malfunctioned. USB2 devices work, and I can use my USB3 memory sticks when connected through a USB2 hub. Any solution available?

  2. Mac32, Nov 1, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013

    Mac32 thread starter Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010
    Anyone? It would be great to know if it's an issue with my iMac (corrupted drivers or something), or a problem with Windows 8.1 or Bootcamp.

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    Nov 1, 2013
    When in Windows, try using the DriverIdentifier ( and see if it finds any matches to the USB hardware.
  4. Mac32 thread starter Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010
    Thanks, I ran the program. My USB3 driver was up to date, but the program did report the other USB drivers had newer versions available. However, I'm a bit skeptical of starting installing drivers from random websites, who knows if this programs is actually giving me the right drivers. The program is claiming my installed drivers (for USB and my connected USB devices) is from 2006, which doesn't sound right... One would think Windows update would find and update outdated hardware drivers automatically, right?

    I had some crashes right after installing Windows, because hybrid sleep mode crashes Windows, and it happened a few times. Maybe some files or drivers got corrupt. Reinstalling the bootcamp drivers didn't help... :(

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