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Windows XP USB 2.0 Drivers

Here’s how to check if you have the latest Windows XP 2.0 Drivers installed on your system:

Click Start then right click on My Computer.

Click Start then right click on My Computer.

Click on Properties then click on the Hardware tab. Next click on the Device Manager button.

Click on Properties then click on the Hardware tab. Next click on the Device Manager button.

Towards the bottom of the list you should see a line that reads "Universal Serial Bus Controllers." Click the small plus sign to expand the list. To see if you have USB 2.0, look for a line that says "USB2 Enhanced Controller." The exact entry will vary slightly, just don't confuse it with "USB Universal Controller"

If you see a yellow exclamation ( ) next to the line, this indicates there is a problem with the device. To fix the problem, right click on the entry and select Properties. Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ button and follow the prompts. In most cases this will help find a solution. The alternative is to right-click and select ‘Update ’ while your computer is connected to the Internet.

If you do not see the”USB2 Enchanced Controller”, then you don’t have the USB 2.0 driver installed. You need to install either Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or Windows XP Service Pack 3. After you have installed the Service Pack, restart your computer, then go back to the Device Manager and check the status of the USB Controllers. If you see the USB2 Controller, (without the yellow exclamation point) you’re good to go.

If not, you’ll need to find the specific USB 2.0 driver for your system. The six manufacturers of USB 2.0 controllers: Acer Labs, Intel, NEC, SiS, VIA and (which may appear as ‘Standard Controller’), but sometimes they are re-branded by other companies. In this case, you will need to find out which Controller is on your system and visit the manufacturers site for an update or special instructions.

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