can a usb 1.1 port be upgraded to usb 2?

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I have a dell c610 laptop ,a little beauty but it has a usb1.1 port, can I update to 2.0 or do I need to phyically put in new usb port. I just need to run a thumb drive through it.i ahve been told by computer "experts" very conflicting advice - plug in external with power supply -change port inside computer and no it's impossible to change. It have sp2 on it and I have original discs from dell its not on net by I can do so through my desk top dell site offered little help Cheers
ASKED: May 20, 2008  1:52 AM
UPDATED: May 23, 2008  12:29 PM

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Hello,
if your laptop has a PCMCIA slot you can buy a USB 2.0 PCMCIA adaptor.
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  • Pressler2904
    Adding a USB 2.2 port (or ports) to a notebook system can only be done via hardware expansion (the aforementioned CardBus / PC Card / PCMCIA expansion card). The USB controller is a system board (motherboard) component and cannot easily be upgraded (if at all...). You can find a CardBus USB 2.2 card for USD 10.00 - 30.00.
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