I upgraded to a new motherboard recently and found out Windows 7 does not support USB 3.0, so I went on a bit of a journey trying to install drivers for this. Long story short, nothing worked and I ended up trying a last ditch effort of manually installing unsupported drivers by following this post on reddit:
However, as I expected, this did not work. The problem now is that when I login to Windows, after a few seconds it bluescreens. I am now trying to find a way to uninstall this driver either in the few seconds before my computer blue screens or using a repair disk.
So far I have tried launching in safe mode, quickly navigating to Device Manager and attempting to uninstall the drivers before it crashes, repairing my Windows install using the install disk. I am not able to boot into safe mode at all.
I’m posting here before I finally give up and just install Windows 10 (which I would rather not do). I do not have any kind of system restore point. I can still access the files and stuff from my Linux installation, so I’m not worried about losing data; I just would like to get my Windows 7 install working again.
Edit: I can and have changed the file back, but I’m assuming the driver needs to be reinstalled using this file.