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USB 2 or 1?

Hi - I have a pc running Windows ME. How can I find out which version of USB I am running? I have tried using msinfo32 but there is nothing on USB.


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CallandorCommented:
Look in device manager at your USB controllers - USB 2.0 will be identified as "Enhanced" or "USB 2.0".
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
I am pretty sure with ME, your machine is only USB 1 with a 99% certainty.
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Farouh TahmaniCommented:
hi there,


this is the way to find if you have installed USB2 in your compute(comes with pictures to help you better uderstand it)

http://www.usbman.com/USB%202%20News.htm


i hope it helps you

best regards, Laurentiu
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Farouh TahmaniCommented:
hi there,

i forgot to say, that also on that link, if you keep scrooling down you'll find a way to install USB 2 support for Win ME(2000)

USB 2 for winME comes with service pack 4
Service Pack 4 is available at the Windows Update Site.

or, on that link, you can find  other alternatives if you don't like windows service packs.

Best regards, Laurentio
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CodedKCommented:
When did you buy your pc?
USB 2 is a new protocol.
I doubt that your motherboard supports usb 2.

As for your question usb 2 is by far the best...
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_Commented:
More info on USB than you will evev need:      : )

http://www.usbman.com.
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zambonioCommented:
I believe if you were to go into the BIOS you can view and toggle to enable/disabble USB 2.0 independent of your OS but depending on your chipset. Then go to device manager and expand the USB icon and you should see USB 2.0 root hub otherwise your system is only using USB1.x at most.
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Farouh TahmaniCommented:
not before USB 2.5:)
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Farouh TahmaniCommented:
i reckon that he has sorted out this problem...and is having a sunbath somewhere in Ibiza:))
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ArtadjCommented:
It's easy bro.
Just update the MB firmware and the usb firmware.After hat u'll be using usb2 ;)

regards

Artadj
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ArtadjCommented:
Or if u want to know...try sisoft Sandra

Regards

Artadj
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EverythingVBAuthor Commented:
I went to device manager and i have just USB Universal Host Controller and USB Root Hub. My driver is from 2000 and the hardware version is 002. I'm guessing this all adds up to USB 1 and my new USB 2.0 4 port hub needing exchanged at the store right?
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CallandorCommented:
That's right.  Alternatively, you can buy a PCI USB2.0 card: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=15-102-008&depa=0
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