Computer without USB -- SOL?

Can you add USB to a computer that doesn’t support it at the motherboard level?

Sure, just buy one of those PCI cards with 1-4 USB connectors. Should be available at every computer store, and cheap too. You do need an OS that supports USB but all Windows versions since Windows 95 OSR2 do.

“Windows NT does not support USB.” says the preturbed corporate PC user.


That would be Windows NT 3.51, I guess? Okay, I’m not really sure – does Windows NT 4.0 support USB? Perhaps with the latest service pack (SP6a IIRC)?

I thought NT did after SP5 but it’s been years since I spent any real time with NT.

We are running NT 4.0 SP6 and USB is not supported as far as I know.


I have a USB add on card running with a Windows 2000 server, but also haven’t used NT in a very long while. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not supported - for one thing there’s got to be almost no demand for it so the addon manufacturers might not even bother supporting it even if it is possible.

Love 'em and leave 'em, eh?

NT misses your manly clicking and strong, powerful typing. She wants you, man… go back to her!

Some company did a 3rd party USB system for NT 4.