W98SE PC - USB 1 or 2?

  David4637 13:56 01 Jan 2009
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How can I determine easily whether the USB is Version 1 or 2? Thanks David

  canarieslover 13:59 01 Jan 2009

If computer is as old as the OS suggests then it is USB 1.

  Sea Urchin 14:00 01 Jan 2009
  Quiet Life 14:22 01 Jan 2009

you would Windows XP plus service pack 1 to support USB 2. That is if you actually had USB2 which you do not.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:24 01 Jan 2009

Have look in device manager if you can see an "enhanced" driver under USB then you have USB 2

  Sea Urchin 14:29 01 Jan 2009

Glad you agree with me Fruit Bat /\0/\ :@)


And Quiet Life - not quite correct. I still have my old Win98SE PC which has USB2

  woodchip 14:39 01 Jan 2009

If you are running 98se then you should be able to fit a USB2 PCI card, but make sure that the Chipset on the Card as Drivers and is a Via chipset. If you have done nothing to the Hardware of the computer it will be USB1 as above

  Quiet Life 07:47 02 Jan 2009

Thanks Sea Urchin I was a bit out of date on that one. It seems most USB2 PCI board manufacturers now supply drivers Win98 onwards. They did not when I was on 98.

  Stuartli 08:36 02 Jan 2009

As I've often recommended in these forums, download and install the Unofficial W98SE Service Pack (a labour of love by the author) - don't worry about the Unofficial tag:

See:

click here

Also see:

click here

for more advice about USB (for all flavours, in fact, of Windows).

  David4637 11:18 02 Jan 2009

Thanks for your replies. I am a little concerned about downloading W98SE files without a definite idea they will work on this PC which performs well including Printing via the current USB port software. I will wait and see what supplier of the external drive I have just bought says about whether it should work on W98SE USB port or not, and whether a new driver is required. Thanks again for your tips. David

  woodchip 11:35 02 Jan 2009

I use the Above and its a lot better with it loaded. Used it for a Long Time. I use 98se as my main OS though the Computer I use it on is Dual Booted, with XP home on another drive. I also have another XP Desktop and a XP Laptop.

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