My PC is looking more and more like Medusa these days.  With a never ending need for additional storage i find my self using multiple external hard drives.  Not to mention my iPhone, iPod, Printer, Thumb drives & camera.SNAGHTML52e09ca

So I went and bought a 6-into-1 USB adapter.  This thing was dirt cheap and i knew it was only USB 1.1.  I rarely sync my iPod and my camera is only on to charge so 1.1, for the money was ok with me.

The adapter works great for my undemanding needs however Windows 7 has decided that every time i plug one of them in i need to know that my device ‘can perform faster’.  I know this and I’m happy thank you Windows, you can be pipe down now.

This Quick Tip is going to show you how to turn off this notification.

Method 1.

Once you see the notification telling you “This device can perform faster”, click the balloon.


When this window pops up, uncheck the box at the bottom and click Close.


The next time you plug your slow USB device, Windows will not let you know.

Method 2.

Alternatively, you can do this through the Device Manager.

Click the Start Menu, type Device and click Device Manager.


In the device manager, find your USB Host Controller and double click it to open it’s properties.


Click the Advanced tab, uncheck the box that says Tell me if my device can perform faster and click OK.  Windows will not bother you with this notification any more.


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One thought on “Stop the “This device can perform faster” Popup Notification [Quick Tip]”

  1. Wsherman03 says:

    Maybe it has something to do with the age of my PC, it can’t be n e thing else, I have neither of these two options for stopping that pop up ballon and it is making me nuts!

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