Solved

Win95 USB Drivers

Posted on 1999-01-01
6
708 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
I have Win95 OSR2 and have searched for help from Microsoft for drivers for USB ports which I have on my machine. I am told that I have to go and buy Win98 as only the OEM version of Win95 OSR2 has the drivers and they will not supply them to me. I think this sucks as another money spinner and wondered if there was any other way of getting hold of drivers for Win95 as I have already paid for the privalage. Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:keithfoxhall
6 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
michaelham earned 50 total points
ID: 1731423
Ok here is how you install USB support for Win 95B (osr2).  In bios enable usb support if not already.  In device manager remove all USB entries (possibly in other devices) Then on the cdrom look for a file called usbsupp.exe and run that:) File name might be usb*.exe or something like that in the \other\ directories.  Good luck.  Others have told you to use WIN98 becuase 95B does not support USB that well (not very stable from what I hear).

0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:rmarotta
ID: 1731424
OSR2 is the OEM version of Windows95.  There are many different OEMs.  Depending on the particular disc you have, the update may not be present.
Here's where to get it on the web:

http://www.windrivers.com/company/intel/index.htm

Let me know if you need help with it.
Regards,
Ralph
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Astor
ID: 1731425
hi keith,
Go here for fully detailed instruccions on how to get the usb drivers working, its a single page so you wont have to click around links looking for info.
Post here if you have any problems.
Luck,

http://www.aesystems.com/usb_install.html

Astor.
0
Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

 

Author Comment

by:keithfoxhall
ID: 1731426
Through this suggestion I found that my version of Win95 didn't have USB support. With the suggestion from Ralph "rmarotta" I soon had the drivers required and away to go! Thanks to everyone.
Keith.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:rmarotta
ID: 1731427
Hmmmmmmm.......
I'm glad you got it going.
Ralph
0
 

Expert Comment

by:millenium
ID: 2332785
The required "patch" for getting the USB ports to be recognized by Windows 95 is USBSUPP.EXE.

Detailed instructions on how to install this patch can be found here:

http://www.gateway.com/support/product/portable/Solo_Series/p5100/Software/Win95B/p51usb/p51usb.shtml

I went through this "USB hell" successfully a few weeks ago. It was truly a scavenger hunt. Hope this can alleviate some of the pain!

Frank
0

Featured Post

Why spend so long doing email signature updates?

Do you spend loads of your time carrying out email signature updates? Not very interesting are they? Don’t let signature updates get you down. Let Exclaimer Cloud - Signatures for Office 365 make managing email signatures a breeze.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now