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Tracey Brown

I develop websites and content for websites related to high tech from around the world. See more pages and content about technology such as USB and other IT developments around the world. You can follow the other websites as well and search this website for more information on mobile phones and other USB components.

USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 Difference

When USB started there was not much difference when you looked at the ports as the suppliers and manufacturers did not care to much to colour code any of them. Some had been white and others black but that meant nothing. Since USB 2.0 however there has been the start of colour coding so consumers could tell the ports apart. As an example the average motherboard can have more than one type of USB port on it.

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[Solved] ‘No device drivers were found’ when installing Windows 7

The problem with many mother boards today is that you can have a problem running Windows 7 on the computer. The reason is because Windows 7 did not have USB drivers for USB 3 or USB 3.1 on the CD as it did not exist when Windows 7 came to the market. The message is however generic and does not explain this to the user. It leave you with the impression that the computer lacks a DVD or CD driver which is incorrect. This does not occur with a normal standard CD drive but only with USB CD drives and USB sticks.

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Windows 10 taskbar unclickable

USB DriverIf the taskbar has become unclickable then you will need to take a drastic measure in order to restore these. The problem normally arises when you cant right-click on the clock to see the full clock or the Windows key no longer works. You will need to follow the the instructions below to restore the functionality of the taskbar. You will need to remove the packages on Windows 10 and then restart the computer.

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Windows 10 internet time tab missing

USB DriverWith each update from Windows 10 you will note that the tabs get re-arranged all the time. or simply go missing. The time update is the current problem which has been moved further and deeper into the menu system and takes a few more clicks to get too. Below you will see how to update your time with the latest GUI update to Windows 10. The instructions to sync your Windows 10 computer is easy if you know how.

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AMD Partial installation of Drivers [Solved]

USB DriverIf you have ever tried to install the AMD driver and you get a partial install then I will explain how to do this perfectly each time on Windows 10. There is also the problem with signed drivers when you have a modded bios but this is mainly for people who use their GPU’s for mining crypto currencies. When you install the driver software from AMD the driver will not recognise your modded hardware and you will get a triangle next to the device in the device manager. I will explain both below as each has a different method. (Modded to be done later)

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SSD Problems

SSD driver / SSD FirmwareThe following are links for those who have problems with their SSD driver setup. You might want to look at how best to troubleshoot your SSD drive as the Intel setup on Windows 10 has changed how things get done. Search this website for more troubleshooting issues with your computer. Note also the drivers for the SSD drives and look at the manufactures website for a more up to date driver.

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FT231X – Full Speed USB to Full UART

USB DriverNote that this is the FT231X specifications and not that of the FT230X IC also on this website which are all manufactured by FTDI. The FT231X is also extensively used in adapter cables for computers as well as televisions and these have been listed below. It offers a compact bridge to full handshake UART interfaces. The IC makes it easy to add to a system design and it also offers the full FT-X series feature set as can be seen below.

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FT230X – Full Speed USB to Basic UART

USB DriverThe FT230X is a compact bridge to basic UART interfaces with low power consumption (8mA) and operating up to 3M Baud. The IC has been used extensively as part of a USB UART TTL 3.3v cable which is marketed by a Chinese company called Sinforcon. The FT230X IC has been used in the cable and it is USB 2.0, USB1.0 compatible. It also has an integrated 2048 byte EEPROM and is sold as a USB UART TTL cable supporting TTL 3.3v or TTL 5v.

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FT232R and FT245R USB UART Drivers

USB DriverYou do not normally need a UART driver for the devices as they are treated by the computer in the same way as the BM series devices. That noted that any driver which worked on the BM series devices will also now work with the R series devices.  Note that there are some new functionalities which may now require the most recent drivers for the devices. As of date any application which was coded for both the AM or BM series devices should still work with R series devices. There should be very few changes in this regard. You can also see some of the most common problems here.

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RS232 Physical Properties

USB DriverYou can find the RS232 pinout on this website as well. These are the other characteristics of the RS232 interface which you might also find of interest. Below we will explain the communication methods capable of communicating in different environments. Note that voltage and distance is important with the RS232 standard. Also note the baud rates with distance as well as other specifications so look at the FT232R driver also on this website.

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RS232 Cable Pinout

USB DriverIf you have been in computers for a while then you will know that selecting the right RS232 serial cable can be a problem. Below you will find some information on the most common serial RS232 cables in normal computer use. You can find the pinouts for the RS232 cable listed below as well as other information on the RS232 driver. Some would like to use a USB cable on it. Search this website for more information.

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