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

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By dr3amsINdigital, Senior Member on 25th August 2014, 09:32 PM
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1st October 2016, 06:19 PM |#51  
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Thanks a ton for this.

Now I know how to fix RUU error 171 on Windows 10x64 easily

This is brilliant. Could have found this two years earlier. *Facepalm*

System: Win 10 Redstone (1607) x64 with Intel based USB3.0 and USB2.0 ports.

Steps I took:
- Sync Manager from HTC Website (current driver)
- Imported Reg-File from Post #1
- Reboot

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10th December 2016, 08:19 PM |#52  
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Many Thanks! Took me a few days to find this after going crazy with attempting to connect in fastboot.
14th December 2016, 08:27 PM |#53  
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How am i supposed to download the attached file?[COLOR="Silver"]

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19th December 2016, 08:27 PM |#54  
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Originally Posted by dr3amsINdigital

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.

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!

Dude ... i've been searching for over 6 hours trying to enable fastboot on my super-crusty HTC Desire HD ... your post was the last one i found and it worked! Thanks!!!

Hah... hopefully I don't brick my phone...

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3rd May 2017, 09:15 AM |#55  
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thank you very much!, this is great.......
if i have discovered this, it can save a lot of time to me
it works like a charm with my pc:
- windows 10
- intel i7 3rd generation
- 4x usb 3.0
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