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Does anybody know if NT4 supports the USB interface?.
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spoondeath earned 50 total points
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No NT4 doesn't support USB.
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by:Tim Holman
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You can get a 3rd party USB WDM for NT 4, but people are now coding specific USB device drivers for W2000 - IMHO I don't think they'll bother with NT 4 as support is due to end relatively soon.
As these 3rd party USB WDM access hardware directly, MS refuse to support them.

Have some links !  -

http://www.ntfaq.com/ntfaq/hardware26.html

http://www.greymatter.co.uk/gmWEB/Items/00019198.HTM
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by:simonprr
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tim,

Do they work? I've hunted high and low for something to be able to support USB in NT4 and have never found anything.

What USB devices have u used them with? (if you have)
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by:spoondeath
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i've seen some of these third party USB nt addons .....and well i don't know anyone who has got one to work.  
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by:efrain12
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I checked both links: the first one gives an error,the second one is a web site in England and sell the product for 2064 British Pounds (according to the info displayed). I don't have that kind of money to have USB support on NT
Thanks anyway for this info.
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by:Tim Holman
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There's nothing wrong with websites in England !!
Anyway - your question was 'Does anybody know if NT4 supports the USB interface?'.
The answer is 'Yes'.
You never asked if they were cheap !
IMHO you should use W2K, as writing specific USB drivers can be a pain in the butt, and YES, I have seen these drivers work, but they do access hardware directly and you have to be careful.
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by:efrain12
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Thanks tim.
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by:Joe_M
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Bluewater   Systems    www.bluwatersystems.com   markets USB addon drivers for NT4 that will allow connection to USB mice, printers and handheld devices that have a USB connection crdle such as Compaq IPAQ etc
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