Windows OS is a widely used and acclaimed desktop operating system offering people to work on it for lessen their load and getting the output up to the mark with the efficiency. Developed and manufactured by Microsoft, a multinational company engaged in providing people, the best of technology and assures them that it is updated with the time. Various individuals are fond of the working of Windows and love to use the operating system; it is efficient and lives up to the expectations of the user.

Windows operating system is regularly updated by Microsoft providing its followers and other people new along with improved features for them. The latest edition in the series developed under the brand name is Windows 10 offering people an entirely new way of functioning and working on it. The operating system is made with an aim to giving people a blend of new generation upgrades in it. People are currently using the Windows 7 and Windows 8, 8.1 versions on their desktops and laptops due to being good in working.


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USB Ports Not Working / Responding in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1:

As we know that nothing is perfect and everything lacks something, proving to be an error or problem for present or for the coming near future. There are also problems in Windows operating system poses difficulty to the user, but they can be solved through getting the solution and acknowledging the reason for the problem.

Many people often face that their USB ports doesn’t works properly and not responds to the system. If you are experiencing the problem in your Windows 7 and 8, then here is the guide for solving it.


Solving USB Port Not Working / Responding Problem in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1:

Method 1:

You can download the updated and new driver for your system from the internet, after downloading it you can install. It will update your driver to the latest version and update present. You can also uninstall the driver and reinstall it for fixing the problem.


For Windows 7 users, open the Start menu and type the devmgmt.msc and hit on enter. Device manager will open and locate the port, after locating it right-click on it and select the uninstall option. After doing so restart the system.

For Windows 8 users, hold the Windows key along with the ‘x’ key for opening the device manager. Now do the same as stated above.


Method 2:

If you are facing error and problem with all the USB ports in your system, then you can fix it through uninstalling the Universal Serial Bus Controller. Open the device manager as given in the Method 1 then go to the each entry present under the Universal Serial Bus Controller. Right-click on each entry and select the Uninstall option.


Restart the computer after doing the change; you have to reinstall it for making it functional again.

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USB Ports Not Working or Responding in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 – How to Fix it?
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