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USB Port

I have a new lap-top that has a serial port. The lap-top has USB support. Does that mean that the serial port will work with USB devices?

The reason I ask is that my desktop has a port indicated in writing "usb port" but the lap-top just says serial port.
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Goto start, settings, control panel, and click on system, then the device manager tab, look down the list and see if any USB ports are listed. If not you dont have USB support.

serial and USB ports look all the way different - serial is standard 9 pin connection while USB looks like a small long thin hole, less that 1cm long and 2mm thick. if you have that port - fine, only check that USB is enabled in BIOS.
if you don't - well, then contact your laptop company and check for the data on your model.
anyway - in case you use Windows 95 (not OSR2 and 2.1) - you DON'T have Windows support for USB, so you can't use it. Upgrade to Win98.

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