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i put my i pod into the usb of my computer and a message show saying the usb controller needs to be udate and that transfer will be slower. where do i get an update for a usb host controller?
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Microsoft Update may have this

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us

Click start, right click my computer, click properties, hardware, device manager, click + next to universal serial bus controllers, check if you have enhanced controller(s)
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Unfortunately it is also possible that your motherboard doesn't support USB 2.0. To find out, go into BIOS and see if there is any mention of USB 2.0 (most likely under Integrated Peripherals), if not then your system only supports USB 1.1.
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Is it possible to upgrade my computer with a Hi- speed USB? I'm having the same problem with my Ipod.
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You can buy a USB 2.0 PCI card, they are about $20 and usually have 4 ports.
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Is this something that I could possibly install myself or should I have the pros do it?

Thanks for your help.
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Most PC parts only go one place and one way round



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Note there is a large part and a small part at the bottom (gold) this corresponds with the PC Slot for the card
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Thank you very much. I'll open it up and try to figure it out. I just had my computer upgraded to Windows XP in order to be compatible with my new Ipod. All works well, however, the music takes forever to download. I was told to purchase as hi-speed USB card. So do I replace the old one with the new one? Then what would be the next step? Would the system automatically recognize the new hardware or is there some other step that I need to perform?
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If you have spare slots, leave the other one in, see if it has a driver disc with it, though XP should recognise it

If you install the card the wrong way round, the connectors will be pointing inwards which will take you longer to plug things in :tazz:

Generally though, things like memory can only go one way

The card above has Firewire also for 32 USD
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