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

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what is the correct way to clone everything to another USB disk?

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?

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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A Real Portable File Association [on hold]

I know that this question been asked before, like in Portable file association for USB sticks? but it was long time ago, and not exactly what I need. I am looking for an app that you can run on a ...
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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 [on hold]

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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How can i charge my vaio laptop with no power cord or can i charge the battery itself. Lithium 11.1 v rechargeable battery [closed]

Help I'm desperate!! I have No money for a new cord. Laptop is dead and I need it charged!!! Any ideas if it can be charged they usb or maybe directly with the battery?? I've tried every power cord I ...
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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 ...
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Do two side-by-side USB port operate more slowly than ones by themselves on laptops?

I'm in the market for a new laptop and one of my requirements is at least two USB 3.0 ports that can offer the best speed. I don't recall where or when, but I remember being told that when two USB ...
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USB wifi key: how to unlock european channels 12 and 13?

Context A USB Wifi dongle bought in Paris, France, is identified on Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint same behavior) as ID 0846:9021 NetGear, Inc. It works well with Wifi networks in channels 1-11. ...
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Mouse polling rate too high

i have usb mouse logitech mx518 and i use tweaked windows xp sp3 for gaming . i like all tweaks in it except one issue Mouse or (usb) polling rate : because of this problem i hear noise in my ...
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Acer ES1-512-C5YW not booting Windows in legacy mode

I am trying to get a bootable usb (Remix OS) to work on my Acer Aspire ES1-512-C5YW but I am encountering a few problems with the BIOS. Windows boots fine in UEFI mode but when I change it to Legacy ...
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ALSA does not detect all USB cards properly

I want to run four identical USB audio devices, but ALSA shows only two of them on one machine (all four operate properly when plugged in alone). It seems they are detected (and initialised) ...
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Reset Windows 10 completely

Before I had Windows 10, my PC crashed very rarely. Then I installed Windows 10 Insider Preview. Now it is crashing at least two times a week. One reason is that about 1000 processes of "Java Web ...
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VirtualBox (5) - Make guest see VDI as USB stick?

I am using VirtualBox 5 on Windows 7 as my virtual machine program of choice. I am running a linux program on it, but it requires to save on USB stick (program written by my friend, who i lost contact ...
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How can I boot from a Windows 10 USB stick on a Medion Akoya?

I put a Windows 10 de_windows_10_education_version_1511_x86_dvd_7223961.iso file on a USB stick, using the Rufus tool, in order to repair a failed Windows 10 upgrade. Subsequently, I inserted this ...
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Do Thunderbolt-capable USB-C ports support all DisplayPort alternate modes as well?

The new Thunderbolt 3 connectivity standard uses USB Type-C plugs and cables. As per Intel's presentation (if I interpret slides 13-15 correctly), all Thunderbolt ports also support the DisplayPort ...
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Windows 10 USB 3.0 thumb drive format popup

I have a PNY 32GB usb 3.0 thumb drive. When I plug it in, i continually get an error saying drive i: is not formatted, and an option to format. This popup continues about 1/s. I disabled Auto-Play ...
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How to decrypt an individual file from a BitLocker encrypted usb

I have a USB drive that I recently encrypted using BitLocker On-the-go, I accidentally deleted a file on it that I needed and so I used recuva to restore the files. The files were in perfect condition ...
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Is it possible to have a cross-platform USB drive encryption when the Mac is locked down?

Is it possible to encrypt a USB drive cross-platform between Windows and OS X Yosemite when the Mac does not allow software installation? I heard that TrueCrypt is cross-platform, but you need admin ...
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How to *actually* make a multi USB bootable disk in a reliable way. Without ruining its USB mass storage capability [duplicate]

I have tried countless bootable USB makers. When they work, they work pretty well. Here's a list of tools I've tried. YUMI Unetbootin Rufus The problem is that they don't always work. The mode ...
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CDC Virtual Serial Port

I would like to know what a CDC Virtual Serial Port for Windows and Linux is. I have an idea of some of the components (like a virtual serial port), but I don't understand some of the pieces (like ...