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i heard if i use a usb adapter...

By trish1049 ·
it can make windows find my scanner, is this true? but i also heard usb's mess up yer bios, and i know nothing of bios,etc. i know the other question that umax said no drivers for, i replied to that b/4--but scully, i thk it was-could i somehow borrow or download yer cd, to try on mine, the ser#is alike but a few #'s off...anyone---please-thks

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i heard if i use a usb adapter...

by McKayTech In reply to i heard if i use a usb ad ...

USB ports are supported by later versions of Windows95 (with the USB supplement), Windows98, Win98SE, Windows2000 and WinME, but NOT WindowsNT Workstation.

Particularly on Windows2000 Professional, plugging a scanner into a USB port is really "Plug-n-Play" - you plug it in, it recognizes and auto-configures and you're good to go.

I've never heard of a USB adapter messing up the BIOS and the only problem I can imagine is if the motherboard had it's own USB controller and you added a USB adapter card without disabling the on-board controller.

I don't doubt that it could have happened to someone but it's certainly not a common problem in my experience.

paul

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by trish1049 In reply to i heard if i use a usb ad ...

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i heard if i use a usb adapter...

by estebandelatorre In reply to i heard if i use a usb ad ...

No, assume that USB is another way that the PC has to comunicate with other devices, like the com or lpt ports.
In order to use a device which is builded with USB tech, you have lo load some USB drivers (WINDOWS) IN ORDER TO MAKE THE PORT WORK, THEN LOAD THE DRIVER FOR THE DEVICE YOU HAVE BOUGHT (SCANNER, CDRW, ECT)

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