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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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Re: can't upgrade the USB ports to Version 2.0

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

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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Re: can't upgrade the USB ports to Version 2.0

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.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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