USB 1.0 and USB 2.0

  max10 16:32 04 Jun 2004
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Can anyone tell me the difference between USB 1.0
and USB 2.0. I am buying a new printer which is
USB 2.0, will this be compatible with the USB on my computer.

  stlucia 16:47 04 Jun 2004

USB2 is a faster version of USB1. USB2 equipment will run using USB1, but its speed will be restricted to the USB1 speed. With a printer, that might not be a problem because the limiting thing is probably the printer itself, not the speed the signal gets to it.

I'm not sure how you can check if you've got USB2 or 1 on your PC at the moment. Hopefully someone else will help you with that.

  ventanas 16:53 04 Jun 2004

Expand the USB section in device manager. If one of the entries states Enhanced then you have USB2

  Fruit Bat 17:06 04 Jun 2004

click here for help with any USB problems

  woodchip 17:10 04 Jun 2004

It will still work with your computer on USB1.1

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