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[GUIDE] Fix Fastboot on Windows 8.1 [Latest fix as of 8/25/14]

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27th January 2015, 06:39 AM |#21  
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I am not able to download it. The text file just opens inside the browser.

You need to right click and save it. Then rename it to Fastboot.reg.
 
 
11th February 2015, 08:22 PM |#22  
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IT WORKS i'm pretty darn happy right now XD
10th March 2015, 05:45 PM |#23  
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You are awesome help for me.........Thanks a lot
21st April 2015, 04:57 PM |#24  
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Wow...this worked like a charm. Amazing.
24th April 2015, 01:18 AM |#25  
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Been giving me trouble for weeks. Thank you!
19th May 2015, 06:36 AM |#26  
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Damn it works!
I ****ing love you, after doing all the stuff i found on internet i was almost giving up! Thanks!
2nd June 2015, 12:03 AM |#27  
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I know there are multiple fixes out there for getting Windows 8.1 to detect HTC phones while in fastboot mode, but some are dependent on whether you have an Intel or AMD processor and USB 2.0 or 3.0. This is the latest fix, and should work on all types of PCs and HTC phones. It worked for me on my computer with Windows 8.1 x64, Intel processor, and USB 2.0.

This is a repost of a thread by @izi501 in the Wildfire S forums; I just wanted to help spread the word. Credit goes to Auth from 4PDA and @niks255.

The issue has something to do with the BOS descriptor in Windows 8.1. It has been fixed in update rollup 2967917.

Instructions:
1. Install update rollup 2967917 for Windows 8.1.

- To check if you have the update installed already, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates > type "KB2967917" in the search box.
- If you don't have the update installed, open Windows Update to install it.
2. Download the attached file Fastboot.reg.txt and change the extension to Fastboot.reg.
3. Right click on the Start button and choose Command Prompt (admin). Then type "regedit" and press enter.
4. Go to File > Import > choose Fastboot.reg.

That should be it; Windows 8.1 should now be able to detect your phone when in fastboot mode!

Hey I may be doing something wrong but I cannot seem to open up text files in the registry editor. I have the text file saved as Fastboot.reg but it doesn't show up in the import
3rd June 2015, 05:41 PM |#28  
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Hey I may be doing something wrong but I cannot seem to open up text files in the registry editor. I have the text file saved as Fastboot.reg but it doesn't show up in the import


You need to change the extension. It should be a .reg file, not a .txt file. Sounds like you're just renaming it but not changing the extension.


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3rd June 2015, 05:46 PM |#29  
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You need to change the extension. It should be a .reg file, not a .txt file. Sounds like you're just renaming it but not changing the extension.


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Yeah my bad. Windows 8 works differently than i am used to. Anyways i fixed it by copying the text and making an entirely new file, but thank you for your help

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30th June 2015, 09:56 PM |#30  
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Hello.

Have You got any help for windows 10 users?
22nd July 2015, 04:04 AM |#31  
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Thumbs up Really thanks!
Im happy to know that i don't have to spend this night solving a windows issue
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