How to Identify Types of USB Ports

Computers are increasingly becoming faster, smarter and lighter. But the hardware still remains the same. Learn how to identify the different types of USB ports, which allow connections to printers, scanners and other essential devices.

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Identify Types of USB Ports

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Click on the Start/Windows button and right-click "Computer." Choose "Manage" from the list of options.

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On the left-hand column, click "Device Manager."

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Scroll down to "Universal Serial Bus contollers." Double-click it to view the controllers.

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Locate controllers that have "Enhanced" or "High Speed." These are the USB 2.0 ports. The others are USB 1.0