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Windows 7 Ult 64-Bit Laptop

I have recently bought a USB 3.0 Dual HDD Dock/Cloning Device. The laptop I am using it on has no charge capability so it is only good for external power. I bought the dock due to the laptop having ...
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Windows 8.1 Installation: device removal and restart

I'm doing a windows 8.1 clean installation. It was purchased as download from the Microsoft Store and written to and booted from a USB flash drive. The installation creates hard drive partitions, ...
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Prompt for boot order

I have an HDD lying around, and I would like to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on it and run it off USB. Is there a way for my HP Envy laptop to prompt at boot if I would like to boot from USB ...
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Is charging over USB hard to get right? [on hold]

We live in a world where many if not most of our portable electronics can be charged over USB. (IIRC, even Apple's Lightning has a USB adapter) I (unfortunately) own a 2012 Nexus 7 which is ...
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Is there really a “USB communication protocol”?

According to Wikipedia, USB: defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices ...
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Alsamixer not switching sound cards

I bought a USB generic chinese sound card, the system recongnises it and alsamixer even shows it. The problem is that even if the card is selected with F6, it still prefers to use the default intel ...
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Installing windows from USB goes to black screen [on hold]

I am currently using Windows 8.1. But for the recent times my PC was really laggy. So i decided to Re install OS again. I had to do it with a USB. So i downloaded the .iso file,made the USB bootable ...
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USB connected headset [on hold]

My current headset broke so I am on the market for a new one and I was considering buying an USB headset, but I never owned one before so I am a little reluctant. I have a few questions about the USB ...
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Can't boot with USB 2.0 enabled [Virtual box]

I need to use USB 2.0 on Virtual box for Windows 8.0, my host is Windows 7. I Installed the virtual box extension pack so I have the option to to this. However, when I enable USB 2.0 I cannot start ...
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How do I make a backup of OS X Yosemite boot USB as an image on the hard disk?

For CDs one could make an image file and store it on their hard disk. If they wanted to use it again, they could burn to disk or emulate using something like daemon tools. I want to know if something ...
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OSX Yosemite USB Flash Drive Missing Space Issue

I purchased a 128GB flash drive. Available space after exFat formatting is 123.6GB I transfer roughly 25GB (a TON of files beyond the 100,000 range) from another flash drive onto this one. I now have ...
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How to use multiple usb modems? [on hold]

I live in a remote area and the only access to internet is cellular Internet with USB modem with speed @ of 5-10 KiloBytes/sec; on avg 7 KB/s. I just can’t bear with that speed. So recently used two ...
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Can I turn an internal PCI-E audio card into external cheaply?

I like listening to music, but the one thing I can't get with the mobile devices (players, smartphones, notebooks) is the volume and clarity I get from my desktop pc audio card. It's nothing special, ...
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How can I erase a 250gb external usb drive with linux partedmagic boot cd

I run a dual boot of windows 7 and xp on Dell Optiplex 280 with a Pentium 4 mobo, a CPU of 3 Ghz and 2GB ram. My question is "How do I use the ERASER TOOL in Linux Partedmagic Boot Cd to completely ...
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USB 2.0 not working when VT-x is enabled

The problem I have is that when I enable Intel Virtualization Technology (or VT-x) in my BIOS, it makes my USB 2.0 ports not work. The USB 3 ports, on the other hand, are working. This is happening ...
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How to find absolute path of USB drive

I have a computer running Windows 8.1, and I have a USB drive with RocketDock installed. My problem is that sometimes Windows changes my drive letter and all the links on the dock screw up. I ...
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In Windows Server 2008 R2, I want to restrict users for deleting the files [on hold]

I want to restrict users to not to delete the files on the server. Also want to block USB of all users. Problem I am facing is when I remove delete tick it does not allow users to access the files ...
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Making backups of 10 hard drives. Should I just make disk images?

I am going to be making backups of about 10 hard drives, around 4 TB of data. I will be using a USB to SATA adapter and then be transferring the data to a 4tb external USB drive. I will most likely be ...
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Old DotMatrix Printer(parallel port) to USB

I have this printer. It has a 25 pin parallel port. To make it work with my pc,I purchased a Parallel to USB adapter. But nothing seems to work(the printer doesnt get detected) I have tried setting ...
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Is it safe to power a 140mA laptop cooler pad off a USB 3.0 port?

I have acquired a laptop cooler pad that connects to a USB port for power. The problem is it draws 140mA. That's more than a dumb device is allowed to draw off USB 2.0 (max is 100mA unless the device ...
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diagnosing spurious hard-drive spin-down

I've got an external USB drive that is being used for backup purposes. Occasionally it will spuriously spin-down and Mac OS X will complain that the disk wasn't ejected properly. One reason I have ...
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Slow SSD to SSD Transfer Speed

My laptop uses a Samsung SSD. A few weeks ago I wanted to transfer a 6.22 GB folder from my internal SSD to an external SSD I own, also from Samsung. I keep the external SSD in a USB 3.0 enclosure, ...
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Are extra USB drivers ever removed from the system? (Windows 7)

On Windows 7 systems, whenever you plug in a new USB peripheral (mouse, keyboard etc.) the message always pops up that a new device has been detected, followed by one stating that drivers are being ...
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My USB has my stuff in it but it says it's empty [duplicate]

Yesterday my USB was working 100% fine before I went to college yesterday. I added some new files to it, took it to school, plugged it into my teacher's computer, and nothing shows up. It says it's ...
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Intel Edison: USB Webcam and OpenCV

I am trying to connect a USB webcam to the Edison development board (the one that has arduino). However, when I plug it into the USB port the cam doesn't even light up? Where is the webcam suppose to ...
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DD-WRT Android USB Tether

I have an older WNDR4500 router that has BS DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/22/14) - build 25697 installed. The router has 2 USB ports, and I was wondering if I could USB tether with my Android phone to the ...
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Is it possible to use an internet passthrough from OSX to an Android phone for development purposes?

I have a locally hosted website in nginx, and I'd like to be able to access that website from a smartphone or other external device for testing purposes. I tried internet connection sharing with no ...
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What connectors do USB 3.0 devices use?

This USB 3.0 HDD case has something that looks like a USB A receptacle requiring an A-A cable, something quite unusual. The only alternative that Amazon.de is offering, has the 10-pin USB 3.0 ...
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What determines response time of hyperlinks - conventional install, @USB and 'portableapp.com' versus NETWORK/ISP response time?

Trying '@USB' and 'portableapps.com' installation of browsers - Chrome, Firefox, Opera and I am getting some inconsistent, irregular response times, or apparent response times for these browsers ...
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Can't boot off of USB after installing FreeBSD

So I recently installed FreeBSD on my desktop computer. It was very complicated, so I decided to switch to Debian. I tried to write Debian's boot.img file to a USB using the official Debian help page ...
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Windows 8.1 shut down after I plugged my S5 into a usb hub now mouse and wifi won't work

So I have a desktop and I was plugging in my phone to move some albums over. Forgot I was plugging it into my usb hub which is notorious for being touchy. And as soon as the metal from the charger ...
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usb dongle to send keystrokes over bluetooth [closed]

I am looking for a usb dongle which is capable of acting as a usb keyboard but gets its input from an application on a smartphone and then relays it to a computer running Windows, OSX or Linux. ...
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Windows XP can not run without the USB disc

Today I reinstalled Windows XP with CD (SP3 +), and I set the drivers from USB key standardly. But when I unplug the USB key, and restart the computer or turn it on, and when starting load system, ...
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Why do some Micro-USB plugs have these two slits/springs on one side and some don't?

Just so you understand what i'm talking about, here is a regular plug without those "slits" (I don't know what to call them): And here is a plug with them: I only noticed this diefference ...
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windows recovery disk image; on OSX

Found many variations on this question, but not the answer for exactly this. Maybe my google-fu sucks, but: I have a Windows 8 USB recovery disk, created on a Windows 8.1 machine. I also have a Mac ...
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Trying to boot Kali Linux from Flash Drive on a Windows 8, just boots Windows 8 instead

It took a lot of headache to get to the point where I actually had Kali installed to my PNY flash drive (using Universal USB Installer), but when I finally reached the moment of truth and tried to ...
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USB flash drive: OSX and Windows 7 doesn't recognize

I bought some EMTEC Color mix USB2.0 C410 16GB USB Flash drives. When I try to insert into my USB port, on Windows 7, the OS starts to try to mount in a way that the system became slow (sometimes ...
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Disable automatically opening flash drive

Whenever I insert a flash drive in Windows XP, it opens up the flash drive's folder and shows its contents, how can I disable this? I do not want it opening up the contents every time I plug it in. ...
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Lost USB to email push notification

My little brother often losses his USB keys. Is there a way/program/batch file that can push notifications to my email containing the host's information?
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Does a micro-USB Bluetooth v4 dongle exist?

I'm looking for a micro-USB Bluetooth dongle for my tablet. Do they exist? For clarification, since my search terms keep just turning up the first image, I want one of these: But instead with a ...
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Bitlocker on USB Sticks - Compatability on other machines

If I have a group policy on my laptop, which requires users to use Bitlocker on the USB stick will I be able to see the contents of that USB stick, but not be able to open the files (mcuh like an ...
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VirtualBox USB Support, USB Drive is NOT working, detected or recognized

I'm using latest stable version of Oracle VM VirtualBox with VirtualBox Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack on CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 (Core) (Linux 3.10.0). My Virtual Machine's Operating ...
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Does charging a Li-ion battery smart phone through a computer's USB port put additional strain on the battery vs a wall charger?

I was curious about this. I read that you should generally avoid completely discharging and then full charging your Li-ion battery because this can strain the battery (though some suggested doing this ...
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Recovering BUFFALO 3TB USB drive

I went into a problem mounting a Buffalo 3TB external drive in Linux, formatted as EXT4. It failed to mount after I reboot on my Desktop PC running MINT on Dell Inspiron. Any help or pointers to much ...
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Ubuntu install hangs after creating partitions

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for quite some time now with no success. I was trying for a while with an older version, but now I'm trying with 14.04. I've tried to boot from a CD, but that ...
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USB 3 Hard disk interferes with Wireless KB/M

I have a DELL Inspiron 17R SE laptop, which I use with a Microsoft wireless desktop set. On occasion I connect a WD 2TB Elements external hard disk When I do that, I notice the sometimes the mouse ...
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How can I change “Mount Point” that has been changed to normal?

Previously I have been trying to install Kali Linux on my USB drive. Now here is the problem, I used the command sudo dd if=kali.dmg of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=512k I think it changed or replaced my OS X ...
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7.1 surround sound USB headset with generic onboard sound card, do I get 7.1?

So simple(ish) question, I have a laptop with a generic onboard soundcard (listed as VIA HD Audio) and I have a 7.1 surround sound usb headset. My understanding was the soundcard had to output all ...
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Connecting a QR reader to Linux

I am trying to connect a QR Code reader via USB to my linux (Debian 5) running in a VM. Here are the tailored outputs of various commands: dmesg $ dmesg [ 1141.368166] usb 1-2.1: new full speed USB ...
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How do I amplify, if possible, a digital USB signal from a sound board to Logic Pro, all via USB?

In our church, we have an Alesis digital board which sends all channels to an external recording media. The board output we use is USB, and the receiving media is Logic Pro on a Macbook Air. We ...