Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by VLT, Apr 22, 2004.
Am I able to get USB 2.0 drivers working without having to install SP1 ?
not that i know of. cant you just install sp1?
I would also highly recommend installing SP1. Not only will it get your USB 2.0 drivers working, but it will also give you a more up-to-date and stable system. SP1 contains lots of bug fixes and (especially) security patches that are crucial for any machine that is connected to the public internet.
If you can't install sp1 because of your "non-standard" CD key, I suggest looking at Tweaktown SP1 Guide
If you're Board manufacturer offers drivers then it's likely that you can, however due to the support being integrated into SP1, I doubt many manufacturers will offer this.
As NetRyder said though, It's highly recommended that you install SP1, regardless of the USB2.0 drivers.
thanks fellas, SP1 on now
if you don't like sp1, try sp2 for a more complete service pack, although it's not quite finished yet, the rc1 works with no trouble for me
But what about SP1a ? should i use that one
SP2, do i need to install SP1 or SP1a first ?
I wouldn't recommend installing SP2 yet, since it's currently a pre-release build. You'll need to uninstall it anyway when the final build is released later this year.
The only difference between SP1 and SP1a is the MS JVM (Java Virtual Machine). If you install SP1, the MSJVM remains. If you install SP1a, MSJVM is removed, and you'll need to download the Sun Java runtime environment from http://java.sun.com in order to be able to view any Java-based content. It's your choice really.
You can use usb 2.0 without sp1 if you have a usb 2.0 controller card. The card will come with the drivers ..... I tell you though: You will knotice a huge diff in the speed if you hook it up to usb, as it is reverse compatible. It took me almost two days to back up 50 gig with regular usb and only about 3 hours with usb 2.0 ...