USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Chargin an iPhone 4S with a samsung USB charger [on hold]

I have an iPhone 4S that I charge via a USB cable (plugged into my laptop). I also have a Samsung USB charger with the following specifications: 5.0 V and 1.0 A. Is it safe to plug my Apple USB cable ...
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Make Windows see SSD as an external drive?

So whenever I plug my Samsung 850 EVO into any computer with a SATA to USB 3.0 adapter, the PC recognizes it as an internal drive. This makes it impossible to just right click it and "Eject" when ...
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Imaging Debian + Windows to USB Drive

Essentially I want to have a bootable image of Debian on a USB drive + Windows partition (fat32) on the same drive. I've stuck the fat32 partition in sdb1 (because Windows seems to be oblivious to ...
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USB type C / Thunderbolt 3 compatibility

USB type C and Thunderbolt 3 use the same plugs/cables/connectors. While it is not possible for a computer with a USB-C port to connect to a Thunderbolt device, is it possible for a computer with a ...
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Does a format change the USB serial number?

I have read this question/answer and found that an USB stick could have a serial number associated with it. This is an intersting info for my project but I wish to know if a re-format of the key could ...
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BIOS forcing windows 8.1, can't boot from USB to install Linux

I purchased this mini-pc, Kaser YF751A-W. The hardware is closed, and I see no screws, so I can't go unplugging drives, or changing any switches/jumpers. The manufacturer's website kasercorp.com ...
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Grundig TV has USB port, but doesn't have any option to play mp3s/pics/videos [on hold]

I bought LCD TV 26 GLX 3102 C, because it was very cheap and I found that it has USB port. When I insert any flashdisk into it, it looks that the port has power, because the flashdisk blinks, but ...
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USB-to-VGA adapter or HDMI-to-VGA adapter [on hold]

I have to connect my laptop to a projector with VGA input port. Would it be better if I get a USB-to-VGA adapter or should I get a HDMI-to-VGA adapter? Which would give me better quality and why? The ...
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Disable storage Access on Android 5.1.1 [migrated]

This is a problem with them android phones because if someone doesn't have the PIN for the phone, they can still access all the data by connecting it via USB, at least on Android. How can one ...
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Android MTP stopped working on Windows 10

MTP suddenly stopped working on my desktop running Windows 10 Pro N and I can't transfer files between my android devices through USB. I already installed the Media Feature Pack for windows before, I ...
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Broken USB Flash Drive, Snapped Board, Unusual design, wanting to Recover files

So, I was Using My Laptop, when i knocked my USB drive, Apparently Snapping the actual Motherboard (NO idea what to call it), and the frustrating part is that it's painted black, so I can't really see ...
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Override USB driver PID/VID

In Windows is there a way to load a USB driver and force it to use a different VID/PID? I'd like to test a device with a different driver, with out having to go back and change the VID/PID on the ...
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Is there a way to connect non-smart TV to PC via USB?

I have a non-smart TV with USB features, I can plug a USB drive with media like video, music, etc. But it's kind of hassle to remove and replug everytime I want to fill new data into the USB drive ...
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Reusing webcam from laptop. Need to figure out the configuration of wires

I'm trying to reuse the webcam of a faulty laptop and getting it to work with my PC. I'd like to connect the webcam to my PC via USB if that's possible. The laptop was a HP 4530s and the webcams ...
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Disable com port until login

Using Windows 7 (64bit). I have an RFID Pad connected to my PC via USB. My issue is that whenever the RFID pad is connected and I start the PC, I get a blue screen of death just after the 'Starting ...
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RNDIS intermittently working on linux

I am trying to connect an RNDIS device via usb. When I plug the device in and run lsusb it seems to take ages (~20-30 secs) to run, and then the results are: Bus 004 Device 010: ID 19a5:0402 ...
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what is the correct way to clone everything to another USB disk? [on hold]

I have a 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 installed. The total space used is about 40 GB. There are three partitions by default: swap, root and user1. I want to move/clone/copy the entire installation to ...
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Dell Inspiron R15 3521 BIOS doesn't show the option to boot from USB

Secure Boot is disabled and I'm on Legacy Boot right now. When I go to Boot settings there doesn't seem to be any option to boot from USB or even add that as an option. (I have tried two USB 2.0 and ...
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Cannot re-enable CD and USB drives in Windows 7

I am currently having a problem enabling a CD rom and USB drive on a work machine. Some background - Because of the sensitive data within the workplace, by default, all USB and CD drives are locked ...
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USB drive not recognised on windows 10 or linux

I have a usb drive that is not showing up in windows 10 or linux mint which leads me to believe that it is the drive that failed and not both of my computers. lsusb does not show the drive and it does ...
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Playing video from PC to TV through HDMI looks noticeably worse compared to playing directly from USB

I have a non-smart LED TV. And I have a uncompressed 1920x1080/60fps video which I copied to flash drive, plug it into the TV and play it, the result is really good. However when I tried using my TV ...
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Linux - keep USB HDD alive programatically (no spin down)

I have faulty HDD attached to 24/7 server, which sometimes throws I/O error after spin up. Thus I want to prevent it from spinning down programatically. It's about 6 years old Samsung G3 Station. No ...
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why USB drive cannot boot from Fedora machine but can from Windows machine?

I have WD Mypassport 500GB USB removable disk. I installed Fedora 20 on it. it works fine when I boot it with my Windows machine but I cannot boot it with my Fedora machine. If I attached it to my ...
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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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What do computers do when usb is detected? [duplicate]

I was just wondering what computers do when an usb is detected(plugged in). Im assuming theres some sort of scanning but i dont know any of the details :/
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USB 3 hub can also host USB 2 devices

I understand that when I use a USB 2 devices on USB 3 ports, that I'm really just using a USB 2 controller somewehere upstream. What I really need is a true USB 3.0 client that can act as a USB 2.0 ...
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I cant access windows 10 advanced startup

I merged two partitions (one was the windows one), ive done this several times before using Easeus with no issues. This time though windows boots up but stays on the loading screen, showing windows ...
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What happens if USB-C devices are connected in unusual arrangements?

Does the protocol allow for two hosts to be connected together? Two hosts, a keyboard, a phone, a mass storage device, and a charger (one of the hosts may want power from the charger) all to a hub? I ...
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Can USB have two bootable OS'es [duplicate]

Question Can I have two OS'es (e.g. Windows and Linux) installed in one USB stick? Motivation I often need to reinstall different operating systems on different computers. Instead of having to ...
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Charging device with magnetic charger causes my thumb drive to stop working until it's pulled out and replugged

So, I have a pebble smartwatch that charges with one of those magnetic connectors. Sometimes, when charging on my computer, when I pop the connector on the watch, my thumb drive, which is also plugged ...
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How can I connect my Logitech “unifying” controller, to my Android device over Bluetooth? [migrated]

Logitech's Unifying standard seems very similar to Bluetooth(same 5-device limit, similar range, similar specs from what I've read on the Internet). I'm trying to connect a Logitech F710 wireless ...
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How to synchronise USB key with hard drive folder? [duplicate]

I have a USB key for which I want, each time it is inserted in a computer, to have its content synchronized (both ways) with one folder on the machine. The synchronization process should be started ...
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multiple mice having the same problems on one computer but not on others

so first things first i have a windows computer that i can't make any hardware changes to and with every mouse that i plug into the ports it messes up with either the left/right click either swapping ...
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Is it possible to restore corrupt files from USB external HDD

I have a slightly older WD MyBook external 250GB HDD, after moving it form one PC to another, then back a large majority of the file names and extensions have all turned to gibberish: Both PCs are ...
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How to recover possibly broken usb stick

I was using my usb stick, and suddenly it just disappeared from my computer. I went into the Windows disk manager, and it's still visible there, when i try to change the drive letter it says: "file ...
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max USB length for power supply

I know that normally usb 2.0 limit is 5m, but is there any difference how I use that cable? Can I simply extend cable longer than 5m if no data or audio transfer is required, just want to feed really ...
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On which version of Linux Kernel the usb enumeration changed?

Grettings. I'm trying to build a new and customized version of linux using LFS guides and etc. The thing about doing this is because I'm trying to build a linux kernel where the usb enumeration was ...
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e-SATA formatted external HDD not recognized by USB

So I have an external HDD, I believe it's a Hitachi, 2tb, working fine EXCEPT: when I formatted this, it was via e-SATA, thru an Expresscard slot in my Mac Book Pro A1151, 2 partition, NTFS/Fat32. The ...
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Using several webcams at the same time on Windows

I am often streaming and commenting games. Last summer I was streaming the french Magic the Gathering nationals. And for that I wanted to have many webcams at the same time. It didn't work as I ...
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Wi-Fi-enable a USB hard drive

I have a "smart picture frame" type of device that displays media files from a connected USB hard drive. I wonder if it is possible to stream some files to this hard drive via my home network by ...
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Unable to use keyboard to boot from CD/DVD

I am having some issues with an older PC I bought used. I want to eventually use it as media storage tower, but I need to be able to reload Windows on it and am having issues. It has two drives ...
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Usb 2.0 header into 3.0 on case

I have a USB 2.0 header on my motherboard so can I plug that into my 3.0 port on the front of my case? I'm not sure if it'll work and don't want to spend £100 on my case and motherboard and have it ...
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Powering a SATA HDD using usb y cable

Can i use This Sata and Sata Power To Usb Cable To connect my 60gb fujitsu 2.5" hdd (sata) in a Pc externally where i would connect one usb into PC and another in a samsung mobile charger adapter ...
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Logging diagnostics over usb [closed]

I have a robot run off an embedded Linux computer (specifically the NI-roboRIO) and I want to create a system for displaying diagnostics. What I would like is to have my code write to a dev file, ...
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Why are my headphones disappearing from Playback devices

When I start my computer, my headphones are set as the default playback device. About 15 seconds after I log into my profile, the headphones make a quick static type sound, and no longer exist in the ...
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Odd behaviour after inserting USB stick

I insert a memory stick (any of several that I use frequently) and when the menu of actions appears I click the usual 'Open to view files'. The drive's contents appears. So far so good. But then ...
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How can I create a valid partition to install Windows 10 on it?

I have a problem with installing Windows 10 on my computer. I have only an empty HDD (I want to install windows on it) and bootable USB with windows plugged into my PC. When I get to the window where ...
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Control Power To Multiple USB Devices

Problem I have multiple USB devices, (multiple power-only lights, a power & serial-data camera) that I need to control power to programmatically through a single USB port. Questions What ...
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Auto uninstall usb drivers on device removal

I would like to auto uninstall any USB drivers the second the device is removed so there would remain no trace of the given device.
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USB dance pad stopped working [closed]

I am trying to get a USB dance pad (that was working fine until today or yesterday) to work. It gives me a "device descriptor request failed" error: The wiring looked a little frayed, so I decided ...