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Old 06-13-02, 04:47 AM
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Is there an adapter for USB?

I don't have any USB ports on my computer and my Daughter In law bought a new digital camera that has a USB connector.

Is there an adapter for this? like a paralell(I'm bloody sure I spelt THAT right)port?

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Old 06-13-02, 07:31 AM
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Without listing your version of Operating System, advice can be incorrect.
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Old 06-13-02, 07:48 AM
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Shouldn't a USB -> PS/2 adapter work fine whatever system he's running? As long as it's not a mac and he has a PS/2 port on his computer
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Old 06-13-02, 10:09 AM
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You can buy a USB card. If you are running Windows NT 4.0, then you're out of luck. USB is not supported in NT 4.0. I know there are third party drivers that can make NT 4.0 support USB but they are hard to find and I've never tested them.

It should be no problem in Win9x, w2k and XP.
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Old 06-13-02, 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by zuffy
You can buy a USB card. If you are running Windows NT 4.0, then you're out of luck. USB is not supported in NT 4.0. I know there are third party drivers that can make NT 4.0 support USB but they are hard to find and I've never tested them.

It should be no problem in Win9x, w2k and XP.
yep.. you can get a usb pci card fairly cheap

and as mentioned, it doesnt work on nt4
and is a pain in the ass on win95

win98 and up, piece of cake
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Old 06-13-02, 10:50 AM
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Nevermind...I guess I should have read the reason he *needed* an adapter
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Old 06-14-02, 12:16 AM
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Thanks everybody.

For the record I have Win XP, so that USB card should work.
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Old 06-16-02, 03:33 AM
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The reason why it is important to know the O/S version is that some of the USB add-in cards or devices have drivers for certain versions and no earlier. For example, a card that says Win98 on the box actually might not work with original Win98 but will work with Win98SE.
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Old 06-16-02, 03:28 PM
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For laptop users that don't have USB, in this weeks BB ad there is a Buslink Notebook Card that enables you to use USB (looks like it has two ports). It is $59.99.

My laptop does not have USB so I have been keeping my eye out for one of these. However, some of the products I want to get that use USB (external CD-RW, camera, etc) require an overall more powerful computer then I have (old but slow IBM 760XL). So just starting to look for something a little MORE in the way of a computer.

$59.99 is pretty good (though I did not do a net search to see if it was cheaper on line). Previously I had found a different one, but it ran $100.00.
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