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SUMMARY

This article describes how to enable Universal Serial Bus (USB) support for a computer that is running Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 98, or Windows 95. To enable USB support, ensure that both of the following conditions exist (these conditions are described fully in the "More Information" section of this article):
  • You are using a version of Windows that supports USB controllers.
  • You are using a supported USB controller.
NOTE: This article is for informational use only. It does not contain any troubleshooting information. If you are searching for troubleshooting information that is not mentioned in this article, search the Microsoft Knowledge Base again by using keywords that are listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
242450 How to Query the Microsoft Knowledge Base Using Keywords

MORE INFORMATION

You Are Using a Version of Windows That Supports USB Controllers

Windows Me, Windows 98, and some versions of Windows 95 provide support for USB controllers and hubs. If you are using Windows 95, determine if your version of Windows 95 provides support for USB controllers and hubs. For additional information about how to determine if your version of Windows 95 provides support for USB controllers and hubs, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
253756 Availability of Universal Serial Bus Support in Windows 95
247969 Windows 95 OSR2.x Support for External USB Hubs
NOTE: If your version of Windows 95 does not provide support for USB controllers and hubs, either install Windows 98, Windows Me, or obtain the most current driver for your USB controller from the manufacturer and install the driver. Also, if you are unable to install USB drivers from your Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.1 (OSR2.1) CD-ROM, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

192193 Windows Cannot Find USB Drivers on OSR2.1 CD-ROM

You Are Using a Supported USB Controller

If you are using Windows Me or Windows 98, determine if you are using a supported USB controller. For additional information about how to do so, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
184400 Supported Universal Serial Bus Host Controllers for Windows 98 and Windows Me
If you are using a supported USB controller with Windows Me, Windows 98, or a version of Windows 95 that provides USB support, USB support is enabled by default, and you do not need to do anything else.

If you are using a USB controller that is not supported in Windows 95, obtain the most current driver from the manufacturer of your USB controller and install the driver. For information about how to do this, contact the manufacturer of your USB controller or view the documentation that is included with your USB controller. For additional information about how to contact the manufacturer of your USB controller, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K
60781 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P
60782 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z

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Article ID: 258773 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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