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Old 10-31-01, 07:48 PM
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Windows NT Doesn't Support USB Ports, true or false ?

we're getting new computers at work next week, Really good ones and i've just found out they have 4 USB ports. Now we run Windows NT here at work and i've been told that windows NT doesn't support USB ports ?

is that true ?

if so, is there any way around it ?

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Old 10-31-01, 08:07 PM
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NT generally does not support USB. I believe there are some drivers for particular devices although they do not have a good reputation.

You should convert to Windows 2000 if you need USB.
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true.. dont try to get usb to work on nt4..

i wont even work on a win95 machine if they want usb to work.. not a good combination

works great on win98, win2k, and XP
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I think thats win98SE it works good on...

Anyway - NT4 = no.

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Originally posted by ravan
I think thats win98SE it works good on...

Anyway - NT4 = no.

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I believe the first version of win98 supports usb, it's the first version(s) of win95 that do not... the latest win95, i think OSR2.1, though it's not fully supported.

here's a link to a third party software developer... it's not free though...

http://www.bsquare.com/products/devtools/usbwin40/

in the past when i was really into networking and nt4, i used some program FAT32 for Windows NT, which allowed NT to obviously read FAT32 partitions...
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because of the network environment, we don't have a choice, we have to use NT for delivery of various systems.

oh well, i was hoping to get this Digital Camera but it only works with USB
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Originally posted by Original Desmond
because of the network environment, we don't have a choice, we have to use NT for delivery of various systems.

oh well, i was hoping to get this Digital Camera but it only works with USB
Maybe you need to try and convince the company to move to windows 2000. It is based on the NT kernel and thus it might work with the software or whatever you need it to work with. We have an NT corporate environment here, but we have 2000 machines running on it, as well as some XP machines. 2000 is great with USB, you can plug in something while you're booted up and it will find it and start installing the software for it.
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Originally posted by Original Desmond
because of the network environment, we don't have a choice, we have to use NT for delivery of various systems.

oh well, i was hoping to get this Digital Camera but it only works with USB
How about dual booting? Or you could add any junk computer into the network and run Win98 or 2K to hook up the camera.
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We're in the same boat here. Our newer machines have 2000, but most of our users have NT, so we still use NT. I end up synchronizing my Ipaq with my laptop through infrared since the USB ports on my desktop are useless in NT.
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I'd move to W2K - it supports USB just fine. Both the USB ports in this machine are occupied, one by a fancy MS internet mouse and the other a translucent blue Diamond modem. They work without a hitch.

I first tried out an early release candidate of W2K (previously known as NT5) after no amount of effort could get NT4 to work with my Super Socket 7 K6-III/Rage Fury combination. It installed and worked without a hitch.

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