It's not usb 2.0

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I picked up a used computer for my mother in law.
P4 1.7 mhz
512 mb ram
40 gig HD

$140

I allready had a 17' flat panel that was not being used. so this is a big step up from her windows 98 and whatever outdated hardware is in that machine.

So the only issue (not that big of a deal) is that it is not usb 2.0.
Can I upgrade some how?
Is this a harware or soft ware thing?
 
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azngotmilk

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i pretty sure its hardware.. my old laptop didnt have usb 2.0 and i bought one of those plug in usb 2.0 expresscard adapters and it workedd
 
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Sure - just get a USB 2.0 card for the machine. Check to see if you have any open PCI slots on the motherboard first, then figure out what to buy. Newegg has tons of them[/url].
Thanks as i thought abought it that was what I was thinking.
How much difference is there upgrading to 2.0?
The only thing on usb right now is a printer and a web cam.
 
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not a big deal if it's just those 2 devices. I'd probably put the money into a faster hard drive and/or more memory instead (512MB is slim pickings for even Win2k imo).
 
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