Updating to usb 2 0
If you - like me - bought a USB 2.0 card before Service Pack 1 came out, then you had to install custom OEM (non-Microsoft) drivers to have the card work on Windows XP.
The USB 2.0 standard was finalized just months ago and some of early drivers appear to have some troubles with modern USB 2.0 equipment like, for example, Epson Stylus Photo 2200.
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When you install the Service Pack, you will get the drivers copied to your computer.
However, if you had other, non-Microsoft USB 2.0 drivers already installed, the Microsoft drivers will not override the OEM ones.
I want to transfer my music and picture files from an old PC running Microsoft XP Home to an external hard drive that requires USB 2.0 or 3.0. Does this require a hardware upgrade, or is it as easy as downloading the right file?
Unfortunately, upgrading from USB 1.1 to 2.0 requires more than software; it actually requires new hardware.Start by opening Windows Explorer and right-clicking on My Computer.Click the Hardware tab, followed by the Device Manager Button.USB , short for Universal Serial Bus , is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.It is currently developed by the USB Implementers Forum (USB IF).