Tips for running USB 2.0 in Windows
Windows 7: Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly. Applies to all editions of Windows 7:
Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
Windows Vista: This article describes an update rollup that resolves some reliability issues in the USB core components in Windows Vista. You will achieve better reliability in various scenarios by installing this update.
Windows XP added USB 2.0 support with service pack 1 or higher installed. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please see here.
Windows 2000 has a patch to support USB 2.0 which can be downloaded through the Windows Update feature in the operating system. However service pack 4 for Windows 2000 addresses several issues that you might experience with USB 2.0, so applying the service pack may be the best way to gain the maximum performance from your USB 2.0 drive. Microsoft document 319973 describes how to apply the updates.
Windows ME does not have native support for USB 2.0, so you should use the latest drivers for your USB host adapter. These drivers are provided by host adapter manufacturer (or motherboard manufacturer if the USB ports are on the motherboard).
Windows 98 does not have native support for USB 2.0, so you should use the latest drivers for your USB host adapter. These drivers are provided by the host adapter manufacturer (or motherboard manufacturer if the USB ports are on the motherboard). You will also need drivers for your Seagate hard drive if you are using the USB port in Windows 98SE.
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