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How do you tell if your Computer has USB 2.0 ?

by fell-off-the-truck / July 25, 2004 2:45 AM PDT

Or if they are the Older USB ports?

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Re: How do you tell if your Computer has USB 2.0 ?
by xcks / July 25, 2004 2:53 AM PDT

start> all programs> accessories> system tools> system information> components (click the +) in the dropdown you will see it listed last in this tree, right under storage! TA-DA lol c-ya

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Re: How do you tell if your Computer has USB 2.0 ?
by glenn30 / July 25, 2004 3:07 AM PDT

Guess what? Followed instructions and found USB hub noted as Generic... no indication if 2.0 or earlier. Sad


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Re: How do you tell if your Computer has USB 2.0 ?
by Mark G / July 25, 2004 3:56 AM PDT

must have sp1 installed allso

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Me too
by aaronrx / February 12, 2006 8:46 PM PST

Yes, I get no indication of what USB version I have when following these instructions either. I just get generic usb hub.

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Oh I see
by aaronrx / February 12, 2006 8:56 PM PST
In reply to: Me too

Yes the instructions are correct, but you need to look for this:

If Enhanced Host Controller and/or USB 2.0 Root Hub Device is listed, then the computer has USB 2.0 ports.

If Universal Host Controller and/or Open Host Controller is listed, then the computer has USB 1.1 ports.

got that from here:

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You find your motherboard's model and read its manual ?
by Cetin Denislam / July 25, 2004 3:06 AM PDT

If you don't ever know what's your PC's configuration, use some third party freeware utilities. For example, download Belarc Advisor. For your question, begin with "Main Circuit Board" and "Bus Adapters" sections. After that, you read their specifications and features.

Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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More USB than we need to know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2004 3:30 AM PDT
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