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USB 2.0

By naturale02 ·
whenever i plugin the drivekey, XP will popup a messenge regarding the speed of the USB, it state that the drivekey can more faster by using USB 2.0, the drivekey i used is 2.0, is it my computer (XP) did not support 2.0 or is my motherboard issue? can i upgrade by downloading from internet?
tyank you.

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by Oz_Media In reply to USB 2.0

First you should go to th emanufacturers wensite and download the latest USB drivers for you motherboard. Make sure your BIOS is up to date and all that.

Unless of course, you don't have USB 2.0 support to begin with.

Check the mobo manufacturers site (or OEM manu. site if it is a retail box).

I fyo uaren't sure, post back with some system info and we can dig form there.

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by TheChas In reply to USB 2.0

Most likely, the USB hardware on your motherboard is USB 1.1

Generally speaking, you cannot upgrade to USB 2.0 with just a new driver.

A few (very few) motherboards do have hardware that supports USB 2.0 and can be upgraded from USB 1.1 to USB 2.0 with a BIOS update.

Still, the safest and most reliable way to upgrade to USB 2.0 is to install a USB 2.0 plug-in card.

From the few USB 2.0 thumb drives I have tried, spending $15 or $20 (US) for a USB 2.0 card is worth it.


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by glyall In reply to USB 2.0

both OZ and Chas are right

If your motherboard is newer than 2 years old it should support USB 2.0.

I build new PCs in the last year installing from the Windows XP /sp1 CD and the USB 2.0 was not install
and install SP2 it still was not installed.

After connecting a USB pendrive(thumb drive or what ever you want to call them) is asked from the Windows XP CD to install the drivers.

Check Computer Management > Devise Manager >
Universal Serial Bus controllers
If you have two enters you have only USB 1.0 drivers, more then three you should USB 2.0 installed.

I hope this helps

Good Luck

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USB 2.0

by techsupport007 In reply to USB 2.0

well it would depend on two things. Windows XP Sp1 does not support 2.0.. USB 2 is supported in Windows SP2.. The second option would be your hard ware.. If it's too old like Pent II or III, it will not support USB 2.)..

Good luck..


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