Usb adapter for legacy laptop?

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I have an older laptop with no usb ports. Is there an adapter that will extend any standard port (printer or comm) out to a USB port configuration. Princably to use a flash drive with a USB style connection on this older computer without a usb port.
ASKED: July 21, 2008  4:12 PM
UPDATED: January 30, 2012  8:28 AM

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In fact, it is my first time to hear about a laptop computer without even a single usb port. If your laptop has no usb port present, there is actually no way for you to install any ports for USB because its motherboard is specifically designed without USB port.

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  • Technochic
    What OS does this older laptop have on it?
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  • Rickgrea
    I believe it is Windows 98 Its not with me at the moment.
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  • Schmidtw
    May I ask what the purpose is? What is this port needed for? There may be another better option.
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  • Pressler2904
    If your laptop can run Win98, chances are it has a CardBus/PC Card/PCMCIA slot or two onboard. There are PC Card USB adapters from Belkin, Adaptec, etc... for about $25.00 - 30.00...
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  • Rickgrea
    Thanks for all the responses. Pressler there is indeed a PCMCIA slot so given your response about there existence of slot to USB adapters. I think thats my easiest solution.
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