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How do I determine if I have USB 1.0 or USB 2.0?

I have been wondering how to tell if a PC has USB 1.0 or USB 2.0? I have looked at several machines and I am not sure which is which, I would assume that newer model PCs have USB 2.0 but how does 1 tell for sure?

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You are correct; can't tell by looking at it.

In reply to: How do I determine if I have USB 1.0 or USB 2.0?

Look in device manager and see if the usb driver already installed and you see "enhanced usb", then you got usb2.

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product specifications

In reply to: How do I determine if I have USB 1.0 or USB 2.0?

New computers should have USB 2.0. It will be indicated in the product specifications.

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USB1 and USB2

In reply to: How do I determine if I have USB 1.0 or USB 2.0?

Greets Anvil1021,

Assuming you are running XP, the easiest way to determine if your port is version 1 or 2 is to slip a version 2 device into the port. Most USB memory sticks are 2.0 now. Cost is cheap. It'll likely still work, just not as fast as a 2.0 stick.

If the port you plug it into is version 1, XP will identify the device as a 2.0 device, and pop up an info box off the taskbar telling you that the device will work faster if you plug it into a USB 2.0 port, and offer to search for one for you.

Cheers.
Mark

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