how to get USB2 ?



erik
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
Hi
I do not have USB2 on my PC
how do I get it ?
is it a hardware-thing or software only ?


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erik
Denmark

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
Actually both,if the computer is a few years old,it might be capable,usb
2.0 is included in xp SP1,open device mgr,usb controller,R.click,update
drivers.Even though its included its not always automatic,also,if youre
brd is intel based,go to intel,downloads,chip set software,download the
chipset installation utility.

"erik" wrote:

> Hi
> I do not have USB2 on my PC
> how do I get it ?
> is it a hardware-thing or software only ?
>
>
> --
> erik
> Denmark
>
>
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
Erik

If you have no mention of a USB enhanced controller in 'Device Manager', you
have only USB 1.1..

To get USB 2.0, you will need to purchase a USB PCI card as there is no
software conversion available that turns USB 1.1 into 2.0..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"erik" <fox44REMOVETHIS@c.dk> wrote in message
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> Hi
> I do not have USB2 on my PC
> how do I get it ?
> is it a hardware-thing or software only ?
>
>
> --
> erik
> Denmark
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
Andrew

Please outline the method for what you are suggesting.. I somehow doubt that
you have ever gotten USB to convert from 1.1 to 2.0 using your method,
regardless of whatever service pack is installed..

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Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
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> Actually both,if the computer is a few years old,it might be capable,usb
> 2.0 is included in xp SP1,open device mgr,usb controller,R.click,update
> drivers.Even though its included its not always automatic,also,if youre
> brd is intel based,go to intel,downloads,chip set software,download the
> chipset installation utility.
>
> "erik" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>> I do not have USB2 on my PC
>> how do I get it ?
>> is it a hardware-thing or software only ?
>>
>>
>> --
>> erik
>> Denmark
>>
>>
>>

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
erik wrote:
> Hi
> I do not have USB2 on my PC
> how do I get it ?
> is it a hardware-thing or software only ?

Hardware followed by software support.
If you don't have the hardware, then the software does not matter.
First - break out your computer manual and make sure you have spare
expansion slots (PCI would be good.)
Go to your local computer store (chain or otherwise) and look for a USB 2.0
card, go ahead and see if they have a Firewire/USB 2.0 card.. Kill two birds
with one stone.
Purchase, bring it home, install..

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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how to get USB2 ?