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Windows 7: Which ports are USB 2.0?

13 Sep 2014   #1
Vincenzo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Which ports are USB 2.0?

On an older computer that has a mix of USB 2.0 and USB 1 ports, is there a way to tell which is which? I seem to remember reading once you could connect a device to a port and look in Device Manager in the Enhanced USB section to see it listed, but I can't remember how to do it. Thanks


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13 Sep 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Look in the Device Manager under usb 2 should have Enhanced Host Controller ..

Usb 1 are under UHCI or OHCI controller ...
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13 Sep 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Type the motherboard model into Google, it should come up with all its info.
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13 Sep 2014   #4
Vincenzo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Type the motherboard model into Google, it should come up with all its info.
It's a Dell Inspiron 530S looking it up online has not produced any info on the usb ports for me.
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13 Sep 2014   #5
Vincenzo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Look in the Device Manager under usb 2 should have Enhanced Host Controller ..

Usb 1 are under UHCI or OHCI controller ...
I've done that but can't see how to tell which physical ports on the computer are the Enhanced ones.
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13 Sep 2014   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Type the motherboard model into Google, it should come up with all its info.
It's a Dell Inspiron 530S looking it up online has not produced any info on the usb ports for me.
You can download the Dell Inspiron 530S manual from here:
Product Support | Dell US

The manual shows all USB ports are USB 2.0.
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13 Sep 2014   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

The Dell 530s came with many different Motherboards .. Below is just one of them ..

http://stuartconnections.com/product...scription2.htm
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14 Sep 2014   #8
Vincenzo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

OK thanks for the info. I've tested the ports, they do all seem to have usb 2.0 speed. But isn't there a way to go into device manager and see, for instance, which port has the Western Digital external hard drive connected to it? Seems like I remember doing that years ago. Thanks
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14 Sep 2014   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't know if this is the "Port info" you are looking for ?
I have a USB flash drive plugged in, and I can see this in Properties / Location information.

Which ports are USB 2.0?-usbsp01.png


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14 Sep 2014   #10
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
OK thanks for the info. I've tested the ports, they do all seem to have usb 2.0 speed. But isn't there a way to go into device manager and see, for instance, which port has the Western Digital external hard drive connected to it? Seems like I remember doing that years ago. Thanks
In the Device Manager, select View and then select Devices By Connection.
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