Quick USB Question

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By jshields13
Feb 23, 2004
  1. Hi Folks!

    Just a quick USB question. I think I already know the answer, but I want to be sure. Can I replace my current 1.1 USB card with a 2.0 card by just removing one and then installing the new one? When I plug the USB cables from the stuff I am using now back in to the new card, will my computer just see them as the same stuff or will it think I have now hardware. I'm running XP SP1 Home Edition.

    As always, thanks for all your help!

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Your PC might recognize new hardware (USB2.0-card) but the functionality of your USB-stuff will not change, just work faster if they happen to be USB2.0.
  3. jshields13

    jshields13 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 128

    Thanks Real. Appreciate the help.
  4. robin_bga

    robin_bga TS Rookie Posts: 258

    however u might also want install the drivers that come with the card,its usually a cd or floppy disk.
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