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Windows does not recognize USB 4-port hub

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Hello. I have a powered 4-port USB 2.0 hub from Vakoss. When I plug it into an older Sony VAIO laptop windows gives me an error that says "USB Device Not Recognized - the usb device has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it". The hub is okay and the port is okay. I know this is a common problem because I have seen it around the internet, but I haven't seen a decent answer on how to overcome it. What is the cause and how can I use this hub on my laptop? Thanks in advance.
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Shove it in another USB port?

One of the updates to XP in the last few months has really upset it when it comes to USB devices, and quite a few things are reported as malfunctioning, yet sort themselves out on the next reboot. also try rebooting with the hub plugged in.
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