First off, I am a bit of a numpty as far as PCs are concerned. I have a Netvista 6274 - 14G with USB 1.1 and I want to upgrade / update to USB 2. I've searched on the internet and I'm confused about what part(s) I need as different sites suggest: PCI Card - Type 'F' and others about a 'Daughter Board'. Can someone please advise me what parts I do actually need to change to USB 2 and also a supplier, many thanks.
I searched and found a 1/2 height PCI card with 2 USB ports, plus a internal connector for two more ports. My little NetVista will not hold a full-height PCI card. Get out your tin snips. Works like a charm ! FYI: I disabled the BIOS USB support for the old ports, and plugged the old MB cable into the new PCI card. I now have two 2.0 ports on the front, and two 2.0 ports on the back. However, I lost the ability to boot from USB
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Go to the Lenovo Support web site then select to Download Drivers and Software, select the Find Product page tab, then Desktops & all-in-ones, then Netvista desktops, then Netvista Personal computer, then 8303, then All models, then All OS and you will be given a list of all available driver downloads.
Normally, USB drivers are supplied with the USB device if these are needed, i.e. for USB wireless devices, some web cams etc. Legacy USB devices such as mice and keyboards are supported in the operating system from Windows XP and above unless they have special or additional features that are provided through specific drivers.
You can use another computer that has Internet access. Download the Netvista drivers onto this computer and the vopy these device drivers to an USB menory stick or burn them to a CD. You can then use the USB memory stick or CD to install these drivers onto the Netvista computer.
Hello kelvinvu, according to the information that I gathered from this computer model, it has Windows Vista 32 bit home premium installed on it. Windows XP is an older operating system so you can't "upgrade" to it. You could however install a fresh copy (more likely completely erasing all your previous information on vista and data files) or you could upgrade to Windows 7. Since you are using "Windows Vista 32 bit home premium", you have to upgrade to "Windows 7 32 bit home premium" or better. So if you were trying to "upgrade" to Windows 7 Home Basic, it will not allow that since it considers that a downgrade in the Operating System. You should actually be able to pop in the Windows 7 Home Premium CD while vista is running and start the upgrade process pretty painlessly that way. Just access the CD and walk through the menus for upgrading Vista to Windows 7. As a reminder, you must use the 32 bit discs. If you try and use the 64 bit discs (a different operating system as far as windows is concerned) you will have to go through the same process of installing a new version of windows (not upgrade). I hope this has solved your specific problem kelvinvu, have a great day!
your keyboard is not connected properly, because boot should response when you press any key, check the connections of keyboard or replace with correct one.
as far the massage concern, it shows the windows gone corrupt re-installation is recommended.
If the physical size, and numper of pins is the same as your current processor, you can most definately upgrade. Hyper threading is enabled through the bios, but as far as I know it's not neccesary.
Swapping out processors is fairly easy, and when you buy a new one, it should come with extensive instructions and pictures showing you exactly how to do it. Good luck!
Installing the USB 2.0 card in a slot that does NOT share an IRQ or shares an IRQ with onboard USB produces the best result. Consult your motherboard manual or online guide to determine which PCI slot is best for you.
You should also try disabling the on board USB support from BIOS setup.
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.