Moving USB card to different PCI slot



Clark
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Hello............I recently removed an internal DSL modem I no longer needed
to free up a PCI slot. I have an installed USB 2.0 PCI card that I wanted to
move to a different slot. Will XP (HE) see this as a new card and want me
re-install drivers, or will it just see it for what it is.......the same card
in a different slot, and do nothing?
And..........if it is seen as 'new hardware', should I un-install it before
changing slots? Thanks very much.......

Philip Herlihy
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
My experience is that once the system knows where to find the drivers for a
card it recognises, you can move the cards at will with only the briefest
indication from the system that anything has changed. Shut down, move card,
reboot. Done.

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"Clark" <Clark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AFE11600-B07D-4196-B18D-8B36E2AEFDA7@microsoft.com...
> Hello............I recently removed an internal DSL modem I no longer
> needed
> to free up a PCI slot. I have an installed USB 2.0 PCI card that I wanted
> to
> move to a different slot. Will XP (HE) see this as a new card and want me
> re-install drivers, or will it just see it for what it is.......the same
> card
> in a different slot, and do nothing?
> And..........if it is seen as 'new hardware', should I un-install it
> before
> changing slots? Thanks very much.......


Moving USB card to different PCI slot