Win98SE...USB2....???

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Advid, May 30, 2005.

  1. Advid

    Advid Guest

    ....is it possible to crank up Windows 98SE to support USB2 ???
     
    Advid, May 30, 2005
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  2. AFAIK it already supports usb2.

    Jeroen
     
    Jeroen Wijnands, May 30, 2005
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  3. Advid

    Ingeborg Guest

    Yes, but you'll need 3th party drivers for your USB2 pcicard/motherboard.
     
    Ingeborg, May 30, 2005
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    If the USB2 board he's installing has W98se drivers he should be okay. Back
    when W98se was shipping, USB2 didn't exist yet. It's more a problem with
    many new PCI add-on cards being shipped with XP and W2K drivers only, since
    the older operating systems are no longer supported much.
     
    Toolman Tim, May 30, 2005
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    Vanguard Guest


    No cranking required. Windows 98 & 98SE already include USB support.
    You may need to apply an update if you have Windows 98 (non-SE); see
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=232972 (but then you should already be
    performing periodic Windows Updates, anyway). Maybe you need
    http://snipurl.com/608t (goes to
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ced4fa25-952b-4dab-b7a1-f3b0ec1e50d8).

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=250635
    Do you have a USB keyboard or USB mouse attached? If not, disable USB
    Legacy support in the BIOS. If you do have a USB keyboard or USB mouse,
    and if your computer provides PS/2 ports, why waste the *dedicated* PS/2
    ports and instead make your keyboard and mouse share bandwidth with
    other devices on the USB channel (printers, cameras, flash drives,
    etc.)? USB keyboard and mice that I've bought have an adapter that lets
    them connect to USB or to PS/2 (using the adapter). Maybe you have a
    desktop that has no PS/2 ports (or a laptop which won't have PS/2 ports)
    but you didn't tell us your hardware setup.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=191772
    Did you follow the instructions for installing the USB device and its
    driver? Many USB devices require that you install the driver BEFORE
    plugging in the USB device (so the driver is there to identify the
    device when it gets enumerated into the registry).

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=258773
    Also, is the USB controller actually enabled in your BIOS? You might
    have to go to the web site for the motherboard manufacturer or system
    vendor to download their USB driver.

    Does your motherboard actually have USB controllers? If so, are they
    actually connected to the USB ports in your case? Could be the jobber
    didn't use the cables to hook up the USB headers on the motherboard to
    the USB ports in the case, or the cable came loose. Just having USB
    ports in a case doesn't mean the motherboard must have USB controllers.
     
    Vanguard, May 30, 2005
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