Windows 8 setup and ATA Controller ITE 8212 driver installation

Hi folks,

following my previous post Windows 8 installation with a Motherboard ASUS P5AD2-E Premium, I am sharing the required steps to setup the ATA Controller ITE 8212 on a Windows 8 Machine.

The process is pretty much straight forward and has been tested with a Motherboard ASUS P5AD2-E Premium which has ATA Controller ITE 8212.

  • Download the ATA Controller ITE 8212 driver for Windows Vista from the following link:

ITE 8212 Controller – Vista.zip

  • Unzip the driver file and copy its contents to an USB drive or another available logical volume;
  • Go to the Device Manager, if you are not familiar yet with Windows 8 interface you can use one of the following steps:

Option 1) Press [Windows] + [X] keys to show the options menu on lower-left corner of the screen and select “Device Manager”;

Option 2) On the Windows 8 Start Screen (a.k.a. Metro) type “devmgmt.msc” and press [ENTER];

Option 3) On the Desktop Screen, move the mouse to the Down-Left corner of the screen, do a Right-click to show the Options menu and select “Device Manager”;

  • On the Device Manager you will notice that you have a “Mass Storage Device” missing a driver, just Right-click on it and select “Update Driver software…”, select the option “Browse my computer for driver software” and select the folder where you unziped the driver files on the first step.
  • The driver will be installed, and at last reboot the machine.

When this process is complete, any attached ATA HDD or Drive such a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW Drive will be detected as well.

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Luís Rato


~ por Luis Rato em 14 de Outubro de 2012.

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