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USB and 1394 Interfaces
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
No, you're limited by the interface on your laptop.
Try going to Services and stopping and restarting the Plug and Play service. If you don't have Services or a older laptop then sorry your SOL
Plus I think that I've noticed that a lot of the older 1.1 usbs are white on the inside and the 2.0's are black and I've used lots of devices in the black ones that the Device Manager said was "universal" so that might be how you can tell
Will a USB 2.0 Thumb drive work in a USB 1.1 socket? Will a USB 1.1 Thumb Drive work in a USB 2.0 socket?
a) Maybe/probably (it depends on the USB 2.0 device). It'll be slower, though.
b) Yes. 1.1 devices should work in 2.0 ports.
This is helpful but how can I tell which of my physical connections this applies to? There are a lot (8) USB connections on the PC but only one of them is listed as ENHANCED in my dev. mngr. How can I locate it on the PC?
"Enhanced" is typically a system-wide attribute. If these are the ports your PC came with, it should apply to all the ports in your PC.
I have 2 USB ports on the front of my computer and 4 on the back. My device manager states that the host controller is USB 2.0...but is it possible that the front 2 are USB 1.1, but the back 4 are 2.0?
Help - Just built computer with ASUS 939 MB, running XP with SP2 and updates. Installed MB disc from ASUS with drivers, but have no USB. Device Manager shows "standard enhanced PCI to USB host controller" as not installed. ASUS disc says that drivers not needed for USB 2.0, as they are in XP. I'm frustrated trying to find out what the problem really is.
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