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

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Symbolic link on a USB stick automatically adding extra characters upon opening

I'm trying to create a relative symbolic link to an html file. Both the symbolic link and the file are to be stored on a USB stick (i want it to open on any computer). I successfully created the ...
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Get Windows 8.1 disk image from Mac

My girlfriend's HDD crashed and no longer boots. We got a new hard disk and I am trying to reinstall Windows for her. Since she got Windows with her laptop, we do not have any installation DVDs or USB ...
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Asus AC66R Wireless router won't recognized Western Digital My Passport external hard drive

I have an Asus AC66R Wireless router. It has 2 USB ports for sharing data on external hard drives. I have a Seagate Free Agent (1TB) external hard drive. The router detects it, and it works fine. I ...
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USB not working with a 3D printer

I got an Ultimaker Original+ 3D printer, which works fine when connected to my Windows 7 PC. But when I connect it to my Mint Linux PC, it isn't detected at all: Cura (the 3D printing software) is not ...
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Port configuration for USB 3.0 Camera setup

I'm building a setup with 10 USB 3.0 5MP color cameras and need to connect all of it to a single desktop computer running latest Linux kernel. By trial and error, I've found out that 3-4 cameras per ...
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What are the known plug-and-play 5Ghz WiFi dongle? [on hold]

I'm planning to inject a USB WiFi dongle inside a Virtual Machine through USB on a Windows 7 64 bit guest (without SP1), the goal is to connect to a 5Ghz WiFi (N or ac). Since I don't have admin ...
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Can't format partition containing Gpart Live on USB

I have Gpart live on a USB and used tuxboot to make it bootable. I'm running Windows 7. The USB is recognized in Windows 7 and I can browse the files using Explorer on the USB. I can also add files ...
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Convert USB Removeable flash disk to HDD?

I want to convert an "Removeable media flash disk" to HDD so it'll work as hard disk not flash disk. I don't need it for pc as local disk I need it for Wii for games. But Wii does not load games from ...
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USB-Stick to install Windows 8.1 and CentOS 7.1

I have found tutorials to crate install-media (USB-sticks) for Windows 8.1 and CentOS 7. I now wonder if it is possible to create 2 partitions A and B on my USB-Stick, such that I can copy Installer ...
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How do you disconnect a USB drive when getting a “this device is currently in use” without Unlocker?

This question was asked three years ago and the suggested Unlocker has since (March 2015) been described by HowToGeek as only available with malware wrappers. I need a methodology described to do it ...
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USB Port not charging Galaxy S5 Tab

My Galaxy S5 Tablet will not charge through the USB port 2 0r 3 although it charges normally through the wall connection. How can I test the power output of a USB 3 port. My PC is a very high spec ...
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Faulty USB ports, fixes?

I have a 5 years old laptop whose USB ports are temperamental. With some things, like external HDD, or USB drives, I often need to play around with the USB to get it functioning. For other things, ...
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boot linux from harddisk in an enclosure

I installed linux to a hdd in an enclosure (ehdd) (before installing I physically removed the sata power to the internal hdd). The boot from usb in the bios settings allowed me to boot from the ehdd ...
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Linuxmint (could be say 17 mate 64 bit but assume 13 mate 64 bit for now) installation on a usb hard disk

Assume a standard desktop or a laptop that has the ability to disable secureboot and has the ability to boot from usb. I have an old 2.5 inch hard disk drive (unformatted - not even the partition ...
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No operating system found when booting from USB

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop running Phoenix BIOS. I downloaded the Windows 7 x64 ISO to create a bootable USB. I did this under OS X by following the instructions from this website: ...
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I think I fried my laptop but I'm not sure [on hold]

Help I think fried a laptop from the usb port and I started thinking dont laptops have surge protectors if so it's it repair able because I need money and I want to sell it
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how do I clone an external drive to import into VirtualBox?

In a Wondows 8.1 installation, I can type the following to create a SATA controller which will pull the contents of a detached hard drive into a VirtualBox Virtual Machine: cd ...
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Connect PCIe devices to Macbook pro

I have a Macbook Pro retina and I want to connect a PCIe based wireless card to it . Actually I want use a wireless card supports the ath9k open source driver. There are multiple devices but most of ...
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I'm hoping to turn a USB stick into a multi-partition (4+), multi-boot tool. How do I properly set it up?

There are a lot of links about multi-boot, multi-OS USB drives and various tools to create them. What they don't explain in detail is how to, or whether or not it's possible to, properly partition and ...
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Unable to initialize libusb: -99 und Microzed-Board running Linux

I have a microzed ARM-Board running a custom Image based on Debian Jessie with a 3.17 kernel. I need to use a wifi-stick with the board (I currently have an EDIMAX EW-7711UAn, but I guess i could use ...
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Is it possible to mount a ntfs drive by name?

So I am currently using ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/mountpoint/ to mount an external usb drive. But what I want to be able to do is mount it using its volume name, in my head it would look something like ...
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Sharing external USB hard drive between 2 TVs

I have purchased a new 43 inch 3D Sony TV. This TV has USB and HDMI ports on it. I also have a 32 inch old Sony LCD TV (8 years old now) which I plan to install it in my bedroom. This old TV has a WD ...
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Cannot mount CentOS 7 partition from external drive using Paragon ExtFS

I downloaded Paragon ExtFS to a Windows 8.1 computer and connected a detached hard drive using an Apricorn SATA Wire USB 3.0. But the Paragon ExtFS gui will not let me mount any of the components of ...
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Lipstick in USB; Ideas about how to remove it?

Ok, so I have a stupid question... The cap came off lipstick in purse, the thumb drive, also in the purse, now has lipstick inside it about 1/16 of an inch. Ideas about what to do? I really need ...
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VirtualBox claims a USB drive, but hosted CentOS 7 cannot access it

How can I get CentOS 7 to open a USB hard drive from within VirtualBox running inside Windows 8.1? I have VirtualBox installed in Windows 8.1 and I am using it to launch and use CentOS 7 within ...
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Share a USB camera on Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a home surveillance system. I have 2 USB cameras, 1 is connected directly to the host machine and the other is connected to 2nd. I found that iSpy allows me to install a ...
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Booting OSX from External Drive

I'm trying to decide whether to replace an existing hard drive on an iMac 10,1 27inch. I'd much prefer to replace this drive with an external drive as I can get a tremendously bigger drive and the ...
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USB Device Over Current Status Detected

so i had a perfectly working PSU from my spare computer and wanted to use it on some other desktops that i got from a computer repair shop because they said they weren't working.I tried them and they ...
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ALFA AWUS036NH TX power vs USB current usage

I have ALFA AWUS036NH network adapter on raspberry pi model 2B running the latest raspbian. ALFA AWUS036NH should be capable of delivering up to 2W of power according to specs. Following some ...
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can the USB 3.0 cable slow down the transfer speed

i have a hard drive that needs USB 3.0 cable to transfer things from my computer. IT usually takes 10 mins to transfer few movies. Recntly, my cable broke so i bought a new, longer USB 3.0 cable and ...
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Does ASRock XFast USB actually improve file transfer?

Since I bought my computer from a friend, I have been using the ASRock XFast USB software. It came with the ASRock motherboard (that is, it's not something that was found on the internet and installed ...
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Different USB speeds on desktop vs laptop? [closed]

I've noticed that when transferring a single 900mb file to my USB stick, my laptop writes about 3x faster than my desktop does (60mb/s vs 20mb/s). What could be causing this? For both my laptop and ...
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Is an alternative solution possible for replacing cache file in windows 8?

I use an USB modem to access internet at my laptop. Operating system is Windows8.1. Last two years it worked well. The user interference of USB Manager shows "no device" whereas the modem is ...
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is it possible to convert eSata to USB 3.0

I have an laptop with several an eSATA slot, the laptop has no USB 3.0 slots. I was wondering if its possible to use the eSATA slot as an USB 3.0 slot with an converter. I did some google-ing and ...
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Using two identical microphones on Raspberry Pi

Here's what I'm trying to achieve: Plug two USB identical (and cheap) microphones from Tenx Technology into my Raspberry Pi and use them to record audio (I will place them in different rooms). The ...
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Restricting number of wireless connections on windows 7

I'm trying to configure my office network in such a way that no data can be leaked from the computers connected on the network via the USB ports. Currently, I've used a straight forward registry ...
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How to fix broken flash drive

I think I just broke my flash drive - the metal tip bent a little, it did not actually break, but now my computer doesn't recognise it. It doesn't look damaged at all at first sight, but it does seem ...
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Booting Ubuntu 9.04 Server from USB, without BIOS support?

I have a very old laptop (a Winbook) that I've been meaning to turn into an IDS, but I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu 9.04 to boot from my USB key. The BIOS does not support USB booting ...
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USB stick not working [closed]

If I plug my memory stick in the laptop of a friend (Windows 7), it does not function. Normally, if the stick is recognized, there is a blue light on the stick, but not now. I'm sure that my stick ...
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Wireless headset won't work when plugged in and charging.

I have a Plantronics headset with a mic. The bluetooth works fine and I set it as my default device, all that. But when the headset dies and I have to plug it into the USB port, no matter what ...
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Mount USB drive as local folder on Mac

I bought an external 1TB USB drive and I want to make my Google Drive use the USB drive instead of my external disk. The reason why I want to do this is because my Google Drive account is 1TB and my ...
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Monitor, keyboard, mouse not receiving power, computer takes 4 attempts to power up

I have a computer with specs listed below. This morning I turned off the computer to install a pair of USB speakers (Logitech Z5). Afterwards, I turned on the computer, it would power up, but then ...
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Cant boot from USB in Vaio laptop

Vaio E Series VPCEG18FA Model PCG-61911W BIOS Version R022028 The laptop says 'Operating System Not Found' . Here is the list of things I have tried : Thought hard disk died ---> But BIOS shows ...
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Can you attach a USB drive to the motherboard with SATA?

I want to attach a USB Drive to my motherboard with SATA. It is a liveUSB with Ubuntu Linux installed, but USB 2.0 is slow... So is there some kind of USB to SATA SATA (PC side interface) to USB ...
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Do wired USB devices need batteries? [closed]

I just got a wired USB mouse and keyboard and it says do not recharge batteries and such. So that means I have to keep buying batteries to use the devices? I thought the devices were powered by USB. ...
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Extremely slow USB transfer rate in ASUS Windows 8.1 USB 3.0

I have an ASUS N56JR. It has several USB 3.0 ports. I have 5TB back-up drive which I manually backup my files to. This slow transfer rate happened right after we had a power-outage during a ...
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How can I check whether USB3.0 UASP mode is enabled in Linux?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 15.04 (3.19.0-21-generic) and an external USB3.0 2.5" SATA HDD enclosure which claims that it supports UASP mode (this model by StarTech). I have no problems mounting ...
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USB Device not Recognized - Android on Windows

I tried to transfer some media files to my android device, but I got the error: USB not recognized error. I tried removing the power supply, disabling Windows Firewall and restarting but nothing ...
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A single USB interface with multiple gadget serial devices/interfaces on Linux

I'm trying to create multiple gadget serial devices/interfaces over a single USB interface. The goal of the multiple interaces is that the device being connected shows multiple USB serial ...
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Running Windows 7 through external USB hard drive on Windows 8 machine

We have just relocated from the US from the UK. In the UK my husband was using an HP computer with a 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive which says it is SATA with 64MB Cache and has the code WD10EARS on ...