EDIT: I get to the point in the EDITS added at the bottom of all of my yapping....
My system build is Asus X99-E WS motherboard. I have a USB keyboard and mouse attached. Works fine until I install the Intel USB3 drivers.
After I install the drivers, the keyboard and mouse turn off, during Windows 7 start up. I have to wait around ten seconds before the keyboard and mouse come back on again.
I need the USB3 drivers, otherwise I’ll only have USB 2 and USB 1, plus there’s are a ton of devices that need the USB3 drivers installed. Device Manager shows a ton of device icons with exclamation points in yellow triangles. I need to install the USB3 drivers, because I have a ton of stuff that needs to work, but then It’ll slow the boot time by an extra 10 seconds.
I was having this problem with the keyboard and mouse before, but I didn’t know what caused it, in the past. Now, after getting Windows 7 installed onto a brand new Samsung 960 Pro NVMe M.2 drive, when I installed the Intel USB3 drivers, my boot time went from about 10 seconds to about 20 seconds, and that’s because was waiting for the keyboard and mouse to get recognized.
I have the latest drivers from ASUS website for this motherboard.
I went from mechanical hard drives straight to M.2 NVMe SSD… The difference in boot time is crazy! Until I installed the drivers…. Now it’s a really fast boot, but I have still have to wait for the keyboard and mouse to come on…
With the mechanical drives (four WD Raptors in RAID 5 array), boot time was a couple of minutes, because the keyboard and mouse delay was about a minute long. Now, my boot time is about 25 seconds (when I include POST).
I know that it seems silly to gripe about a 25 second boot time, when it used to be over a couple of minutes, before… But it is annoying, that that delay is still present, adding 10 seconds to the boot time.
Is there a fix for this?
I reread my post. I guess I wasn't clear. I'm asking if there is a way to get the new Intel USB3 drivers to, more quickly, without that 10 second delay, to recognize the keyboard and mouse during Windows 7 boot, on the ASUS X99-E SW motherboard?
My sense of time is pretty bad. This time I actually measured how long the delay lasts before the USB keyboard and mouse are recognized.... 40 seconds. So, my boot time is actually one minute, when you go from POST through Win7 start up and then having to wait for the keyboard and mouse to become available.
Edited by PlanetSmasher, 03 July 2018 - 07:13 AM.