Will USB 2.0 and 1.1 Coexist?

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If a computer has onboard USB 1.1 and a 2.0 PCI card is added, will the
two work at the same time? I understand that 1.1 devices will only
work at 1.1 speed, but can a system handle the two simultaneously?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Yes they can.............different device connections
    peter
    "Raymond J. Johnson Jr." <RayJ@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:34lpspF4an8jrU2@individual.net...
    > If a computer has onboard USB 1.1 and a 2.0 PCI card is added, will the two
    > work at the same time? I understand that 1.1 devices will only work at 1.1
    > speed, but can a system handle the two simultaneously?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    YES - just done it! (installed USB2 card) Now have 6 USB1 and 2 USB2 ports.

    But, be aware of potential problems - following this procedure might save
    you hours of grief.

    First - connect an old PS2 mouse and keyboard. Ensure you have NO active USB
    devices (incl cordless receiver).

    Having installed USB2 card and drivers and booted, go to System/Device
    Manager and UNINSTALL every instance of USB - there's quite a few. Close
    down and re-boot with USB mouse/keyboard/receiver re-connected, if you have
    them.

    XP will then re-install USB's the way it wants them - should be trouble free
    (though I had a little problem with Logitech radio controller - k/b worked,
    but not mouse - resolved by re-installing Logitech Keyboard driver).

    Do tell if this helps - sincerely, Len

    "Raymond J. Johnson Jr." <RayJ@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:34lpspF4an8jrU2@individual.net...
    > If a computer has onboard USB 1.1 and a 2.0 PCI card is added, will the
    > two work at the same time? I understand that 1.1 devices will only work at
    > 1.1 speed, but can a system handle the two simultaneously?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    yabbadoo wrote:
    > YES - just done it! (installed USB2 card) Now have 6 USB1 and 2 USB2 ports.
    >
    > But, be aware of potential problems - following this procedure might save
    > you hours of grief.
    >
    > First - connect an old PS2 mouse and keyboard. Ensure you have NO active USB
    > devices (incl cordless receiver).
    >
    > Having installed USB2 card and drivers and booted, go to System/Device
    > Manager and UNINSTALL every instance of USB - there's quite a few. Close
    > down and re-boot with USB mouse/keyboard/receiver re-connected, if you have
    > them.
    >
    > XP will then re-install USB's the way it wants them - should be trouble free
    > (though I had a little problem with Logitech radio controller - k/b worked,
    > but not mouse - resolved by re-installing Logitech Keyboard driver).
    >
    > Do tell if this helps - sincerely, Len
    >
    > "Raymond J. Johnson Jr." <RayJ@nospam.net> wrote in message
    > news:34lpspF4an8jrU2@individual.net...
    >
    >>If a computer has onboard USB 1.1 and a 2.0 PCI card is added, will the
    >>two work at the same time? I understand that 1.1 devices will only work at
    >>1.1 speed, but can a system handle the two simultaneously?
    >
    >
    >

    Thanks to all for the responses.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Yes, they will work simultaneously. USB1.1 at 1.1 speeds and USB2 at USB2
    speeds... (i have such a setup, Asus A7V133-C and add-on USB2 card...


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    "Raymond J. Johnson Jr." <RayJ@nospam.net> kirjoitti viestissä
    news:34lpspF4an8jrU2@individual.net...
    > If a computer has onboard USB 1.1 and a 2.0 PCI card is added, will the
    > two work at the same time? I understand that 1.1 devices will only
    > work at 1.1 speed, but can a system handle the two simultaneously?
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Raymond J. Johnson Jr. wrote:

    >If a computer has onboard USB 1.1 and a 2.0 PCI card is added, will the
    > two work at the same time? I understand that 1.1 devices will only
    >work at 1.1 speed, but can a system handle the two simultaneously?

    Yes. USB 1.1 devices should of course be put on the 1.1 ports (though
    they will work on 2.0) reserving 2.0 ports for the things that need it

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    Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies)
    Bournemouth, U.K. Alexn@mvps.D8E8L.org (remove the D8 bit)
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    "Alex Nichol" <alexn.mvpdts@ntlworld.delete.com> wrote in message
    news:7s9du0ps0h5lakqbhm600fl8vqat3lp2n9@4ax.com...
    | Raymond J. Johnson Jr. wrote:
    |
    | >If a computer has onboard USB 1.1 and a 2.0 PCI card is added, will the
    | > two work at the same time? I understand that 1.1 devices will only
    | >work at 1.1 speed, but can a system handle the two simultaneously?
    |
    | Yes. USB 1.1 devices should of course be put on the 1.1 ports (though
    | they will work on 2.0) reserving 2.0 ports for the things that need it
    |
    | --
    | Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies)
    | Bournemouth, U.K. Alexn@mvps.D8E8L.org (remove the D8 bit)

    As I suspected. Thanks, Alex.
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