peterleemaxwell 20:46 20 Mar 2004

I have a PC with USB 1. I'm thinking of upgrading to USB 2. I know they are backward compatible but do they both use the same leads or does USB 2 have a different lead? Any help
appreciated. Thank You.

  woodchip 20:57 20 Mar 2004

First if you do not have XP then you can only run USB 2 on a Win98se or WinME with a PCI USB 2 card that includes the USB drivers, You need to make sure that the drivers are supplied or it will not work. USB 2 cable plugs have different connections but a USB 1.1 will plug strait int a USB 2 socket

  peterleemaxwell 21:07 20 Mar 2004

Thanks Woodchip.
I do run XP and was thinking of buying a printer with USB 2. As I only have USB 1, I will have to upgrade. My friend says his 'rig' has USB 2 cabled through his I.D.E. slot on the spare floppy connection. Thanks for your info.

  Hypnos 21:11 20 Mar 2004

what is the difference between usb1 and usb2 cable? i have a usb2 device and the cable is the same, which was supplied by the maker, is the same as the usb1 cable...

  woodchip 21:14 20 Mar 2004

Plugs are different connectors inside the plugs, although they may look the same without close inspection

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