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My laptop(The Clevo P150sm) has three USB 3.0 ports but no "native" USB 2.0 ports. One of my audio devices( The Schiit Loki) has to be connected via a USB 2.0 port to have it's drivers installed because the driver will only install if the audio device has been detected(which only works via a "native" USB 2.0 port as the installation calls it) . While the manufacturer claims to have a USB 2.0 port on this laptop model I don't think it's reliable information as my audio hardware easily installs on other computers with only USB 2.0 ports but not on my computer.

Anyone have any solutions to my predicament?.
Edited by division9 - 2/28/14 at 6:20pm
    
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My laptop(The Clevo P150sm) has three USB 3.0 ports but no "native" USB 2.0 ports. One of my audio devices( The Schiit Loki) has to be connected via a USB 2.0 port to have it's drivers installed because the driver will only install if the audio device has been detected(which only works via a "native" USB 2.0 port as the installation calls it) . While the manufacturer claims to have a USB 2.0 port on this laptop model I don't think it's reliable information as my audio hardware easily installs on other computers with only USB 2.0 ports but not on my computer.

Anyone have any solutions to my predicament?.

This may seem silly but have you installed the specific USB drivers for your laptop? Not the native Windows drivers that installed automatically but rather the ones that come from the manufacturers? I have an Asus laptop that needs the Fresco logic USB 3.0 driver installed for some reason for some 2.0 devices to work. Other than that check your bios to see if there is an option to force or enable USB 2.0 support for the port.
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Thanks for replying even if it didn't really help out very much. I ended up just buying a USB 2.0 hub and connecting it to one of my USB 3.0 ports.
    
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Thanks for replying even if it didn't really help out very much. I ended up just buying a USB 2.0 hub and connecting it to one of my USB 3.0 ports.

No problem. Anything is worth a shot, I'd keep checking drivers and firmware updates. Something might come along and it will start working for you. I had a cyclometer that would work on one USB 3 port of a pc and not on another USB 3 port of another till I updated it's firmware.
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