i have a presario 919ea laptop preloaded with xp home and have recently installed service pack 1 which i understood would upgrade my usb1 ports to usb2 ports but on plugging in a recently purchased belkin usb2 port hub my system is reporting that 'the generic usb hub is a hi speed usb device and will function at reduced speed when plugged into a non hi speed port'. the usb controller on my system is = ali pci to usb open host controller according to the compaq diagnostics. am i misunderstanding all this or should it show as a hi speed port? any advice would be much appreciated. i have searched on the microsoft site for info but kept getting lost amongst all the technical speak.
usb 2 is a hardware upgrade not software not only do the usb ports need to be changed for usb2 ports you will only get usb 2 sppeds if the device say a scanner or printer is also usb 2 it will still work if it is not but at usb1 speeds in fact a usb product 1 or 2 will work in any usb 1 or 2 port you will only get usb 2 speeds if both are usb 2