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Disabling a USB flash drive from being used to boot

Is there a way to make a USB flash drive not detected on a reboot, to avoid the PC trying to use it to boot from? Assuming you only have control over the flash drive and are not administering the PC. ...
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Wireless device not recognized on Lenovo t420s after Windows 7 reinstall

I have recently replaced a Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows 7 Enterprise by 1) creating a backup using "Windows easy transfer", 2) installing Enterprise, and 3) recovering the backup. Now, the ...
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Create bluetooth device

Can I use my bluetooth enabled laptop to create bluetooth keyboards or other devices? ps: I would like to use my laptop keyboard on my PS3
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Fedora desktop connection with iPhone

I have connected iPhone with Fedora Desktop using VirtualBox. I can find out in "Places" menu but I am trying to find out its device path. I have to add this path in a configuration file like ...
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USB drive recognized in logs, but no device file for it

I'm trying to mount a flash drive (16 GB Cruzer) on my Arch Linux desktop. It works fine on my Arch Linux laptop, so it's not a problem with the drive. The drive is in /var/log/messages.log.3: Dec ...
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Missing data reading hidraw

When reading data from HID device via hidraw, sometimes I miss some data. I can see that the data is transmitted OK over USB using a hardware snooping device, but for some reason I don't always get ...
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Which Windows 7 log file contains device connection/disconnection information?

Windows 7 frequently plays the usb/new device connection/disconnection sound. It happens both when the computer is idle and under load. All usb device connections have been checked (though I can't ...
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Leaving cellphone hanging from micro usb port [closed]

Let's say one has a short micro USB cable. If one were to plug a cellphone into a computer, so that the cellphone was hanging down but not touching the ground, would this cause any damage to the USB ...
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How to download / upload files from your nokia x6 mobile to PC using WLAN?

Can anybody please help me to connect to my Office PC where Pan Drive or disk is not allowed We can only use WLAN connection, I am looking for a good software that help me to upload / download files ...
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Is it possible to add hardware on a remote machine and use it as if it was installed on the local machine?

We have two computers in the apartment running Windows 7 and Windows Vista. 99% of the time we use headphones but every now and then we have a desire for some ambiance so we got a set of 2.1 speakers. ...
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hp officejet 4500 detected by sane-find-scanner but not lsusb or Simple Scan in Ubuntu Lucid

I upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 from 8.04 recently. When I try to use Simple Scan it says "No scanners detected". sane-find-scanner detects my printer/scanner but lsusb does not. Also I am able to print ...
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VMware blocked usb access from Physical Machine

The problem is I cannot access my usb stick from the real machine. If I insert the usb and i have "Removable Devices" turned ON on my virtual machine I have full access and functionality on it. When ...
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How do I get information about a partition through the command line?

On Ubuntu, I have the link to the partition (e.g. /dev/sda1). I want to know the labels, size,... of that partition. How can I do that with a command in which the partition's link is a parameter? It ...
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Why does simple plug and play hardware sometimes include drivers?

I have about 7 devices (speakers, mouse, etc.) that are all USB. They all came with CD's containing drivers for it. My question is, why do they? All 7 of these devices have run just fine on every ...
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Setup for streaming sound from laptop to amp (RCA connector) via wireless network

I'd like to use my quality speakers as wireless speakers for my laptop, i.e. get all sound output of my laptop to my amplifier without any cables, preferably without having to plug anything into the ...
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Computer sound/audio not working since switched to Vista

I got Vista for my HP laptop Pavilion DV1000. Before it had Windows XP and Linux but the laptop says "Vista Capable". My computer's sound worked before. Since getting Windows Vista roughly a year ...
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Spoofing video card vendorid and deviceid

I was wondering if there's some way to spoof my video card vendorid and deviceid, so that I can run a software that runs only for certain ids. Is devcon.exe something I can use? I've read about ...
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Is it good to uninstall previous driver always before to install new version on Windows PC?

Is it good to uninstall previous driver always before to install new version on Windows PC? I'm talking about any type of Driver.