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    Upgrading to usb 2.0 pci card..

    Hi,
    This might be a bit of a dumb question (seeing as I am half way through a carpooter install) but..

    For my home pc, I have just recived a usb 2.0 pci card to replace my usb 1.0 pci card. Is it just as simple as:
    power off the pc, do the magic 'go-away nasty static' wonder dance, pull the old card out with my fingers, push the new one in with a brick, power it up, sit back with a beer and marvel at the fantastic ripping speed i will get on my usb hdd.

    Or what?

    I am using win xp pro if that makes it harder for me..

    Be-little me hencforth..
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotponyshoes
    Hi,
    This might be a bit of a dumb question (seeing as I am half way through a carpooter install) but..

    For my home pc, I have just recived a usb 2.0 pci card to replace my usb 1.0 pci card. Is it just as simple as:
    power off the pc, do the magic 'go-away nasty static' wonder dance, pull the old card out with my fingers, push the new one in with a brick, power it up, sit back with a beer and marvel at the fantastic ripping speed i will get on my usb hdd.

    Or what?

    I am using win xp pro if that makes it harder for me..

    Be-little me hencforth..

    try lubing it up too.
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    Uninstall the old card first in Device Manager.
    Then shut down, do your anti-static dance, remove old card, insert new card, boot up and install drivers.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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