can't get 2.0 usb to work in 1.0 usb

Itronix / 6250 pro
November 19, 2011 at 12:32:21
Specs: windows 98 second edition, 62.0 MB RAM-32 BIT
Can't get 2.0 flashdrive to detect in windows 98 1.0 usb in laptop
Unable to get computer to connect to internet also.

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November 19, 2011 at 18:57:40
USB 2.0 devices will generally revert to 1.0 if the port only supports 1.0. I've never had a device fail from using 1.0. Especially on a flash drive, the only effect should be slower performance.

It's possible your computer doesn't recognize the flash drive, period. In this case, download the USB Mass Storage Device driver. This install may require a reboot.

This file worked with a SanDisk 8GB Cruzer that "required" Windows 2000 or later. This file contains updated components from 2007 that allows Windows 98 to detect media card readers, cameras, etc. No issues after installing NUSB and Windows 98 detected the flash drive.

NUSB 3.3:

Direct download:

iMac G5 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, SuperDrive
PowerBook G4 1.33GHz, 1.25GB RAM, 60GB, Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11, SuperDrive

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January 24, 2012 at 19:21:45
"I've never had a device fail from using 1.0. Especially on a flash drive, the only effect should be slower performance."

The same for me.
All recent USB flash drives are USB 2.0 devices but the earliest ones were probably USB 1.x devices.
USB 2.0 devices are supposed to be backwards compatible with USB 1.x specs.

Win 98 and 98SE have no built in support for recognizing USB flash drives - ME was the first Windows version that did.
It used to be that when you bought a new flash drive, there were drivers on a CD or a floppy disk that came with it that you could install for Win 98 or 98SE for that brand's flash drives, and / or those drivers were available from the brand's web site, but that's rarely the case these days, and if the brand does have drivers on their web site these days they're usually only available for Win 98SE, and in any case they often don't work with other brands of flash drives.

I've found these drivers to be a very good solution...

Generic USB Mass Storage drivers for Win 98 or 98SE ...

They also support many other USB devices including many USB 2.0 controllers and USB 2.0 devices.

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