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Technical Note
ADLE3800PC - How To Install Microsoft Windows 7
The Intel Atom® E3800 Series Chipset (formerly codename: Bay Trail) was developed with the future in
mind. Many of the legacy functions that have been routinely seen on most platforms, exist only on the
E3800 chipset through means of emulation for items such as serial COM ports, whereas support of items
like PS/2 mouse and keyboard interfaces are non-existent. Intel opted for the more versatile and popular
USB interfaces. However, even USB is implemented with the future in mind, making the XHCI protocol
(necessary for USB 3.0) the de facto protocol for USB operation. This creates difficulty for operating systems that were designed with legacy interfaces as the primary selections, such as Microsoft Windows 7.
While Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 installs on the E3800 platform without difficulty, Windows 7 is not as
user friendly. With the default USB protocol of the E3800 chipset being XHCI, and the default USB protocol of Windows 7 being EHCI, an incompatibility is created at the outset. Windows 7 does not support
the XHCI USB protocol within its installer / bootloader. XHCI isn’t available in the Windows 7 operating
system without the addition of the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible host controller driver, after the base installation of the Windows 7 operating system and chipset updates are installed. The following instructions are
needed to guide the user through the process of installing Windows 7, as the standard method does not
allow usage of USB input devices during Windows 7 install process.
This instruction assumes that the user is familiar with embedded computers, making changes to the system’s BIOS settings, the standard installation of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and the supporting drivers. The user will also need familiarity with using networking and remote access applications.
If you require clarification of any of the steps contained in this instruction please contact ADL Embedded
Solutions Technical Support.
NOTE: You will have use of only TWO USB 2.0 ports during the installation of Windows 7. While
it isn’t required for the installation, a USB hub may provide a little help.
Tools And Equipment:
 ADLE3800XXX—single board computer with thermal solution and proper power supply
 ADLE3800XXX Cable kit that includes USB 2.0, SATA breakout cable and Ethernet breakout cable
 SATA Storage device, or mSATA SSD to load operating system
 SATA or USB DVD/ Blu-Ray-ROM drive or better
 2GB USB flash drive
 Network / Internet access
 Proper distribution of Windows 7 / 64-Bit operating system
 ADLE3800XX—Windows 7 driver set available from http://adl-usa.com/
 Networked PC
 Remote access application
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NOTE: When making changes to the BIOS, be sure to precisely follow the instructions. Failure to
do so may result in complete loss of USB function. The board will need to be returned under RMA
to have it revived.
Procedure:
1. Prepare to power up ADLE3800PC board, with USB Mouse, Keyboard and booting device, like USB
DVD-ROM or bootable USB flash. (you can work with only 2 USB:s by swapping Kb/Mouse when
needed. Using a powered HUB is recommended)
1. Connect Keyboard / Mouse / Booting device (HUB) on USB lanes 2 & 3. (cable part nr: 1009725 cables: J2 & J3 )
2. Power up and make following changes to factory defaults BIOS settings:
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-> Advanced -> USB Configuration -> XHCI Hand-Off : DISABLED
-> ECHI Hand-Off: ENABLED
-> Chipset -> South Bridge -> USB Configuration -> XHCI mode: DISABLED
-> USB2.0(ECHI) Support: ENABLED
Change Boot order so it will boot from installation media and Save and Restart (press F4).
3. You can now install Windows 7 and all other drivers, except USB3.0. If your mouse/keyboard don’t
work, you have connected to ports 5 & 6 (J4, J5). Even though they are USB 2.0, ports 5 and 6 will
not function until the eXtensible Host Controller Driver is installed (USB 3.0 driver).
1. The complete driver set can be downloaded from http://adl-usa.com/. It is recommended that
they be stored on a USB Flash media, unzipped and ready for use.
2. For best results, the following drivers must be installed.in the order listed.
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Chipset Update
Ethernet Driver
HSUART and I/O Driver
USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver— To be installed REMOTELY over the network
 After reboot, if there is a “Bridge” device with unknown driver in Device Manager, right click
on it to update the driver by searching for the driver on the Internet. This will be a “Microchip
Hub Controller”.
Audio Driver
Graphics Driver
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4. Once you have installed all drivers and you have network up and running, prepare Remote access
application to start automatically when windows starts. (example: Remote Desktop or TeamViewer)
5. Test connection from another networked computer after reboot of ADLE3800PC. You should gain remote access / control to ADLE3800PC. Copy the eXtensible Host Controller Driver to c:\Drivers of
the ADLE3800PC. Note: Intel recommends that the USB 3.0 Driver should not be installed from a
USB flash device.
6. Reboot ADLE3800PC and enter the BIOS. You can restore factory defaults (press F3), or change settings made earlier back:
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-+ Advanced -> USB Configuration -> XHCI Hand-Off : ENABLED
-> ECHI Hand-Off: DISABLED
-+ Chipset -> South Bridge -> USB Configuration -> XHCI mode: ENABLED
-> USB2.0(ECHI) Support: DISABLED
Save and reboot (press F4).
7. Make remote connection and install USB3.0 drivers thru Remote connection.
8. Reboot the ADLE3800 when directed.
9. You should now be able to use all USB ports.
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Germany P. +49 (0) 271 250 810 0 F. +49 (0) 271 250 810 20
e-mail: sales@adl-europe.com; web: www.adl-europe.com
ADL Embedded Solutions Inc., 4411 Morena Blvd., Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92117-4345 P. +1 858 490-0597 F. +1 858 490-0599
e-mail: sales@adl-usa.com; web: www.adl-usa.com
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