Microsoft Windows: Identifying USB 2.0 ports on your computer

 You can use Windows Device Manager to determine if your computer has USB 2.0 ports.

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 Windows XP

  1. On the Start menu, right-click on My Computer.
  2. From the shortcut menu, click Manage.
  3. Click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  5. Look for any USB controllers labeled as "Enhanced" or "High Speed". These will be the USB 2.0 ports on the computer. USB controllers without these designations are USB 1.0.

 

 

Windows Vista

  1. On the Start menu, right-click on Computer.
  2. From the shortcut menu, click Manage.
  3. Click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  5. Look for any USB controllers labeled as "Enhanced" or "High Speed". These will be the USB 2.0 ports on the computer. USB controllers without these designations are USB 1.0.

 

 

Some computers have both USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 ports. If the device you are using requires USB 2.0, make sure you are connecting your device to the port that is connected to the appropriate controller.

If you are using a USB hub or a device with a built-in USB hub and the hub is USB 1.0, you will not achieve USB 2.0 performance. Try connecting your USB 2.0 device directly to the USB 2.0 port on the computer.  

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