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titus12
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      21st Jan 2010
Does XP SP3 Home support USB3? To use an USB3 port, will you have to buy
new devices; printer, keyboard and mouse etc?

Thank you,
David


 
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Jerry
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      21st Jan 2010
As of today; NO. XP Home or Pro would need new drivers and they would have
to be supplied by the manufacturer of the add-in card

Yes, all hardware would have to be new. Present motherboards with USB ports
are not compatible with USB 3 - the port design is different. New
motherboards are being released with USB 3

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> David
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Shenan Stanley
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      22nd Jan 2010
titus12 wrote:
> Does XP SP3 Home support USB3? To use an USB3 port, will you have
> to buy new devices; printer, keyboard and mouse etc?


Manufacturers of hardware *always* supply device drivers for their products.

Whether or not the manufacturer of the USB 3.0 device you get has drivers
for Windows XP would be best determined by you visiting their support site
looking for drivers/readinf specs before you buy/asking the
manufacturer/etc.

As far as old devices not working (USB devices) - they will work fine. 1.1,
2.0 and 3.0...

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      22nd Jan 2010
titus12 wrote:

> Does XP SP3 Home support USB3? To use an USB3 port, will you have to buy
> new devices; printer, keyboard and mouse etc?
>
> Thank you,
> David


Do you actually expect ANY operating system to support hardware that didn't
exist until 100 years later? 10 years later? 1 year later? If the
hardware doesn't exist during the development of an OS, just how could
embedded support be included within it?

If you are still using an old OS but need support for new hardware then you
need to check with the hardware maker if they provide the software (usually
drivers) to add support to the older OS. They may if they perceive enough
of their potential customer base to still be using that old OS. However,
they may decide to not support that old OS and pick a market where they have
the most likely candidates for customers along with reducing their costs for
supporting their products on an old OS that is no longer supported even by
the OS maker.
 
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      25th Jan 2010

"Jerry" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> As of today; NO. XP Home or Pro would need new drivers and they would have
> to be supplied by the manufacturer of the add-in card
>
> Yes, all hardware would have to be new. Present motherboards with USB
> ports are not compatible with USB 3 - the port design is different. New
> motherboards are being released with USB 3
>


Although the port design is a little different, it is backward compatible
with earlier USB devices, so you will not have to buy a new printer,
keyboard or mouse. As it happens none of the devices that you mention would
even benefit from USB3.

> "titus12" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> Does XP SP3 Home support USB3? To use an USB3 port, will you have to buy
>> new devices; printer, keyboard and mouse etc?
>>
>> Thank you,
>> David
>>

>
>



 
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