Solved does windows 3.11 support usb

March 3, 2016 at 01:00:56
Specs: Windows 7
ok so my mate gave me his old compaq armada 5200 dm laptop for me to tinker with it came with a bunch load of windows 3.11 floppy disks i got most of the drivers from the hp site but im wondering does 3.11 WFWG support usb if so how do i get this to work on said laptop

for thoes who might ask i have a gaming desktop with windows 7 on it this laptop is just for fun


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#1
March 3, 2016 at 01:43:18
Does that laptop actually have USB ports?

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#2
March 3, 2016 at 02:20:03
yes a single usb 1.1 port

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#3
March 3, 2016 at 03:18:27
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USB support didn't arrive until late in the Win95 era (and even then it was "sketchy"). But you may be able to use some degree of USB support for DOS:

http://www.georgpotthast.de/usb/

http://www.freedos.org/technotes/ne...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjT...

Standard disclaimer:
"Your mileage may vary...."

Also realize that a machine that new (for Win3.1, anyway) may have some issues with running DOS/Win3x (drive size, memory, etc).

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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