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Windows 7: Switch USB Sockets Okay?

18 Nov 2009   #1
jekeesl

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
Switch USB Sockets Okay?

I set up a new Dell with Windows 7 for my father-in-law last week. That Inspiron 537ST only has 4 USB sockets on the back, so I used one of the two front sockets for his video camera. Everything works fine, but he doesn't like that cord dangling from the front. If I shut down the computer, shift the wireless mouse/keyboard receiver to the monitor, and move the video camera's plug to the now-open port in the back, will there be any recognition problems on reboot? I've seen past reports of problems when moving USB plugs to new ports.


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18 Nov 2009   #2
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

shouldn't be a problem. As well you don't need to shut down if everything you are moving is USB
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18 Nov 2009   #3
jekeesl

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your help.
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18 Nov 2009   #4
Qdos

 

You should also find you're able to fit a USB card to provide more rearward ports too, as long as you have a vacant PCI slot - very cheap operation.
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18 Nov 2009   #5
jekeesl

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Great idea, but I'm a few hundred miles from that computer. TeamViewer lets me take care of many issues, but sucks at installing hardware.
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