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USB or USB2 Port ~ How do I tell?


wee eddie

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My old PC, still going strong, has both USB and USB2 Sockets. It has recently been successfully upgraded from XP to W7.

There are a pair on the Front Panel, a Block of 4 across the bottom of the Back Plate and another pair, half way up the left hand side.

I know that some are USB and some are USB2.

Can anyone tell me of a simple way to differentiate between the two types?

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mgmcc

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Usually, if you insert a USB 2.0 device into a USB 1.1 port, you will get a message that the device will perform better if plugged into a high speed USB port. This should let you identify which are the USB 2.0 ports.

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Chronos the 2nd

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"Usually, if you insert a USB 2.0 device into a USB 1.1 port, you will get a message that the device will perform better if plugged into a high speed USB port. This should let you identify which are the USB 2.0 ports."

Totally agree with the above.

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