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Windows 7: USB 3.0 ports not reading 2.0 devices

29 Apr 2013   #1
camfava

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
USB 3.0 ports not reading 2.0 devices

I just received my new computer and everything is great, When I use the two front USB ports which are 3.0 with a 2.0 device it won't read it at all? I checked all the drivers where up to date. It reads 3.0 devices but not 2 and I have no idea what to do.

Anyone know what I could do? I've tried searching stuff but have had no luck. I have read a few things about the BIOS or something but I have no idea what to do in that or how to get to it lol


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29 Apr 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Try plugging the usb 2.0 devices in a 2.0 usb port. Most of the time it should be backwards compatible though.
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29 Apr 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Your 3.0`s are blue and your 2.0`s ( most likely out back ) are black.
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29 Apr 2013   #4
camfava

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Try plugging the usb 2.0 devices in a 2.0 usb port. Most of the time it should be backwards compatible though.
They work in the 2.0 ports but they're located at the back of the PC and I use my headset a lot when on skype or gaming and it can become quite annoying always having to move my pc to plug it in.

Appreciate the reply.
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29 Apr 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Plug what in ? Your headset ? Why can`t you just leave it plugged in ?

I just use a headset with a mini plug, so you must have something different.
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29 Apr 2013   #6
camfava

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Plug what in ? Your headset ? Why can`t you just leave it plugged in ?

I just use a headset with a mini plug, so you must have something different.
I have a few 2.0 devices I use a bit, and only 2 ports.. it would get quite annoying having to move the computer all the time to use these ports
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29 Apr 2013   #7
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Get yourself a usb 2.0 hub
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