USB problems

I have an old Dell on which I am trying to use the USB port. Unfortunately it doesn't respond when I plug something in, i.e. Windows doesn't detect any new hardware. I've looked in Device Manager under Control Panel and couldn't find anything installed under Universal Serial Bus controller. I installed the generic USB driver but to no avail. Has anyone got any suggestions?
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CARLOSCommented:
What model dell do you have?
What version of windows 95 are u running a,b,c??...what's usb device are u trying to install?

just need abit more info...
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grantedAuthor Commented:
Dell Optiplex GXi )I think its a Pentium 133), Windows 95 v.4.00.950a

The USB device is a new data transfer cable, that's just come onto the market. (just like connecting two PC's with a serial or parrallel cable)
It runs perfectly with two machines running win98, so hopefully...... it can work with win95.

Thanks, Carlos, in advance.



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grantedAuthor Commented:
Dell Optiplex GXi )I think its a Pentium 133), Windows 95 v.4.00.950a

The USB device is a new data transfer cable, that's just come onto the market. (just like connecting two PC's with a serial or parrallel cable)
It runs perfectly with two machines running win98, so hopefully...... it can work with win95.

Thanks, Carlos, in advance.



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j2Commented:
"Windows 95 v.4.00.950a "

the 950 build is the "original" build of W95


No USB support in there, you must have Win95OSR2 + USB (build 1111 or later) patch to get _partial_ support. And win98 is needed for full USB support
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grantedAuthor Commented:
Brilliant! Now, can I download Win95 release 2 free of charge or is it an add-on that must be paid for?
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CARLOSCommented:
need i say more...
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j2Commented:
OSR2 cannot be downloaded, and it was ONLY released as OEM. (as in those "May only be sold with new PC" CD's). To install an OEM (after you have gotten a hold of a CD) you have to  _wipe_ your system.

Also, even _with_ those patches, win95 only get partial support, so before you do that, i would make sure that the device actually works with win95. If it says "Works on  Win98" without mentioning win95, you can be pretty sure it will not work with W95.
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grantedAuthor Commented:
Thankyou very much gentlemen, if you were local, you'd get a pint or two for your help! Thanks again...
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j2Commented:
Pint.. Hmm.. UK? I can be there in two hours :) But it would still be an expensive pint for me :)

(Gothenburg, Sweden)
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CARLOSCommented:
No..just send J2 a pint a didn't get a chance to comment... 8:)
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