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Usb ports for laptop

I have and old windows 98 version Compaq laptop that does not have usb ports. Is there something that I can get to upgrade it for a dongal key (usb) and printer?

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Depending on if it has type I or type II PCMCIA slots, you can get a PCMCIA cardbus USB adapter.

They are relatively cheap on Ebay - about 7 bucks.

Just make sure you get one that is the correct card type, and comes with Win98 drivers.

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