Whenever I plug in my camera or external harddrive to to one of the USB 1.1 ports on my (aging) laptop, Windows XP merrily informs me that I’d get better performance if I’d only connect it to a USB 2 port: “This Device Can Perform Faster”. And when I click the bubble, the system admits that there are no USB 2 ports on my machine. Then why did it show me the first message? Bad integration, I say.
The only remedy I was able to find means disabling all USB error messages. It’s far from elegant, but it works:
“In Device Manager, click on the USB host controller, click the Advanced tab and then check the box on the bottom of the window that says “Don’t tell me about USB errors.” I think you need to do this for each USB controller listed under USB in Device Manager so that the error message will not appear no matter which controller the device gets plugged into.”
[Recipe curtesy of Kevin Steiger at TechSupportForum.com]
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