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Windows 8 constantly plays the Device Connect sound [duplicate]

On my PC, Windows 8 keeps playing the Device Connect sound (Windows Hardware Insert.wav) - a slightly discordant sequence of 3 notes. This is at least every 1-2 minutes, but can be up to every ten ...
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Why do my devices appear to have symlinks , which are empty?

I am finding that I can't mount a device, sdb. However, I don't see it in mounts: [root@idh1 rhs-hadoop-install-0_61]# mount | grep --color dev /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw) ...
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Change USB Model Name globally on the device

If I plug in my Kingston USB Stick, it automatically says KINGSTON DataTraveller 2G (or similar) in every OS. So I assume it is saved on the Stick. Is it possible to change this Description on the ...
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How do I view a list of devices from the command line in Windows

I want to use the Windows command line to enumerate through devices connected to a computer and return information. How do I do this? Thanks
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Determine my network card? [duplicate]

I've got a fresh install of Windows, but I just noticed that my ethernet card will not work. Checking the device manager, it appears as "Ethernet Controller" and is missing a driver. Is there any way ...
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How do I prevent USB flash drive from getting a new Linux device name after wake from sleep?

I'm booting Linux from a USB flash drive on my laptop. Everything runs fine until I put the laptop to sleep. When it wakes up, suddenly the USB flash drive gets a different device name, and ...
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Show unused device driver

When we plug in the usb game pad, it installs the device driver and starts to show up in the device manager. Can we somehow extract the driver from the device and install it such that it shows in ...
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USB 3.0 ports backwards compatibility problems with 2.0 devices?

I see some info on the net that suggest that I should be able to get my USB 2.0 devices to work in 3.0 ports. I only have two 2.0 ports on my new computer, and six 3.0 ports. I have installed ...
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Windows 8 Devices - Shortcuts

Just bought a cheapo 15.5 Vaio with Windows 8 pre-loaded. I was able to pair it with a Philips wireless headset and it was great. Thing is, each time I want to use this headset, I need to do this ...