ReleaseNote.TXT Driver File Contents (winxp.zip)

            VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver Package, Multilingual Edition
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** Important Notice --
The USB 2.0 drivers contained herein in this CD-ROM are solely for use with 
and in conjunction with VIA chipset products.  Any unauthorized use other 
than this purpose, including, without limitation, further redistribution may 
infringe third parties' intellectual property rights and should not be allowed.

1) Driver Name: VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver Package, Multilingual Edition

2) Description: There are 3 different drivers inside this package.
        1. Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver for Windows XP
        2. Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver for Windows 2000
        3. VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver for Windows Me and Windows 98 SE

3) Release Date: 2002/07/24

4) Revision Number: 
        1. VIA USB 2.0 Setup Program:                   2.44
        2. Microsoft Driver for Windows XP:             5.1.2600.41
        3. Microsoft Driver for Windows 2000:           5.0.2195.5652
        4. VIA Driver for Windows Me and Windows 98 SE: 4.90.3000.2

5) Supported VIA USB 2.0 Host Controllers: 
        1. VT6202 (4-Port USB 2.0 Host Controller, Discrete PCI Adapter)
        2. *VT8235* (6-Port USB 2.0 Host Controller, Integrated South Bridge)

6) Directory Layout: There are 1 subdirectory inside this package.
        \Win98&Me: VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver and Filter Drivers for 
                   Windows Me and Windows 98 SE are put inside.

        NOTE: In order to conform to the redistribution agreement between Microsoft
              and VIA, You can ONLY use SETUP.EXE to install driver in Windows XP 
              and Windows 2000.
                            
7) Driver installation:

 a) Windows XP

    Setup will install Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver. 
 
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    ** Driver Installation **
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      Click the SETUP.EXE program and select "Install" button then it will install 
    the "Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver" automatically on your Windows XP 
    system. It will copy the driver to the system folder and set the related registry 
    tree. (Setup Program will also install the QFE [Hotfix Q312370] package FIRST. 
    You do NOT need to do it by yourself).
    
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    ** Driver Uninstallation **
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      You  could remove the "Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver" by selecting 
    the "Uninstall" button. It will completely remove the driver from the sytsem.

 b) Windows 2000

    Setup will install Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver. 
 
    *************************
    ** Driver Installation **
    *************************
    
      Click the SETUP.EXE program and select "Install" button then it will install 
    the "Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver" automatically on your Windows 2000 
    system. It will copy the driver to the system folder and set the related registry 
    tree.
    
    ***************************
    ** Driver Uninstallation **
    ***************************
    
      You  could remove the "Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver" by selecting 
    the "Uninstall" button. It will completely remove the driver from the sytsem.

 c) Windows Me/98
  
    Setup will install VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver. 
    
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    ** Driver Installation **
    *************************
    
      Click the SETUP.EXE program and select "Install" button then it will install 
    the "VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver" automatically on your Windows Me/98 
    system. It will copy the driver to the system folder and set the related registry 
    tree.
    
    ***************************
    ** Driver Uninstallation **
    ***************************
    
      You  could remove the "VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver" by selecting the 
    "Uninstall" button. It will completely remove the driver from the sytsem.

8) Known Issues/Limitations:

        a) VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver - 
           Limitation:
            1. Only USB wakeup from S3 (by mouse or keyboard) is supported. Of course, 
               your system BIOS should support/enable this function First.
           Issues:
            2. If some specific USB devices are plugged in, you may NOT Hibernate or
               Shutdown the system. 
            3. If you connect a USB 2.0 hub to the root hub and continue to plug some 
               USB devices into this hub. The system would be hung with some specific
               USB devices or these USB devices might not be recognized.
                              
9) History:

Version 2.44 (2002/07/24):
    Modify VIA USB driver INF file to pass Signability Test in Windows XP.
    
    Modiy SETUP.exe to fix some minor issues.

Version 2.42 (2002/07/04):
    Modify VIA USB driver INF file to pass Signability Test in Windows 98 and Windows Me.
  
Version 2.41 (2002/06/25):
    Update Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver for Windows 2000.
    (Version 5.0.2195.5652)

Version 2.41 Beta 1 (2002/06/20):
    Update VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver to support BOTH VT6202 and *VT8235*.
    (Version 4.90.3000.2) 

Version 2.40 (2002/06/19):
    Update VIA USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver to support BOTH VT6202 and *VT8235*.
    (Version 4.90.3000.1) 

Version 2.24 (2002/04/19):
    Update Microsoft USB 2.0 Host Controller Driver for Windows XP.
    (Version 5.1.2600.41)
            
Version 2.23 (2002/04/18): Initial Public Release.



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