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Can't upgrade the USB ports to Version 2.0

I have an IBM Netvista model 6790NNU and i have been trying to use a communication gadget that requires USB ports version 2.0 and above. How can i upgrade the ports? I have tried Win Xp Service Pack 1 to no avail. I lost the motherboard CD. Please help.


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  • cogilbert Nov 30, 2007

    The first usb pci card additional i installed, was self detected by computer, and self installed, but to check it was still not 2.0.
    what i willd do is to get a different manufactures and install from cd, maybe that will solve my problem.
    Thanks for the suggestion.


  • cogilbert Dec 13, 2007

    By getting a seccond usb board, the comp still installs without the 2.0 version. without needing your new install cd. even upgrade doesnt correct it.
    uninstall usb "root hub" drivers, and with the new usb ports and cd install a fresh, and that gives you the enhanced usb controller and the 2.0 version ports



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Hey i have p4 netvista ibm my got error at startup "0167 no processor bios update found"
plz help me to solve this problem......

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Hi cogilbert,
I had a similar problem with my PC which had older version 1 USB. I purchased a USB 2 PCI card with USB Hub, installed and problem solved. It really not a very expensive proposition. The card comes with the necessary software and drivers. It works great.

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