USB3 and XP SP3

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by titus12, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. titus12

    titus12 Guest

    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
     
    titus12, Jan 21, 2010
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  2. titus12

    Jerry Guest

    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

    "titus12" <> 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
    >
     
    Jerry, Jan 21, 2010
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  3. 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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    Shenan Stanley, Jan 22, 2010
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  4. titus12

    VanguardLH Guest

    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.
     
    VanguardLH, Jan 22, 2010
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  5. titus12

    M.I.5¾ Guest

    "Jerry" <> wrote in message
    news:O$...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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
    >>

    >
    >
     
    M.I.5¾, Jan 25, 2010
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