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    I can not seem to find USB 2 drivers, I've searched but no luck. What I really need is the enhanced host controller
    but all I read I just can't seem to find any way to install it. I'm running XP Pro SP3. Am I going to have to buy a
    USB 2 card to get this?

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    How can you be sure you don't already have it? It is terribly hard to tell by looking in the device manager......

    What is your hardware?

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    I get the message that this item would run faster if connected to a faster port (something like that)
    and I have no Enhanced Host controller in my device manger. I have another computer with XP and
    it has controller in it. It's a MSI mother board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Johnson View Post
    I can not seem to find USB 2 drivers, I've searched but no luck. What I really need is the enhanced host controller
    but all I read I just can't seem to find any way to install it. I'm running XP Pro SP3. Am I going to have to buy a
    USB 2 card to get this?
    USB host controllers are part of your motherboard's chipset drivers. Check the make and model of your
    board (MSI) for an update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Johnson View Post
    I get the message that this item would run faster if connected to a faster port (something like that)
    and I have no Enhanced Host controller in my device manger. I have another computer with XP and
    it has controller in it. It's a MSI mother board.
    That message means the OS detected a higher speed USB device than the older USB hardware you have internally. Newer USB drivers will not help. You need new USB ports.

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    Every now and then, I get the same kind of message when I plug a USB 2.0 flash stick into the same USB 2.0 port I always use on my XP SP3 machine. There are not any new USB 2.0 ports on this computer, and there are no new USB 2.0 hubs attached either. I simply remove the flash drive and insert it again, and no more message. The stick runs at USB 2.0 transfer speeds. I verified this by using another machine (having USB 2.0) to test the time it takes to copy a large file (.mp4 movie) to a flash drive, and both machines transferred the same file at the same speed, on more than one USB 2.0 flash drives.

    Oh, I have that happen once in a while on an XP SP3 computer at the church too, for no apparent reason.
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    I think that Joe is probably right on this count. I had this mother board in another computer
    and had same probelm when I upgraded I kept PCI USB card in case and all works great
    with win 7, so I guess this motherboard just don't handle USB 2, I'll get another USB Card.
    Giving it to my grandkids any way so I'm not going to worry.
    Thanks to all who tried to help.
    Jerry

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