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

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How can I connect a USB drive in a virtual machine running on Windows 2012 server

I have a windows 2012 server running. My virtual machine is a windows SBS 2008 server. Physically I can connect a USB to my Windows 2012 server, but I don't know how to connect the USB to the virtual ...
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How to lock away hard drive filesystem from USB booted Kali-Linux

I've currently got Kali-Linux installed and running on a USB drive. I recently realised that I can access all the files from the hard drive on the Windows and OSX partitions from file browser. I ...
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why is a usb mouse randomly connecting /disconnecting

TO All who have been having problems with their usb mouse Locking up and disconnecting the problme has nothing to do with the USB power mananagment for the device. the real nauture of the problem is ...
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Adding touchscreen to laptop and need to use USB extension cable

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Dell/Alienware laptop and bought a Faytech 15" touchscreen to add to it, the laptop runs 3D marine charting software (thus the need for the Alienware model), the second ...
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Unable to connect to internet in VMware player 11

Running Windows 8.1 as host OS and connected to WLAN via wireless USB plugged-in to my machine. Using VMware Player 11 I cannot establish a connection to the internet using either 'Bridged' or 'NAT' ...
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Mouse and Keyboard arent working

I have a Medion PC and over the last few weeks my mouse has stopped working completely. When I changed it to another usb-port it was working again. Today it suddenly stopped working at all. The mouse ...
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Logitech wireless keyboard(K270) malfunctioning on certain USB ports

I have a Logitech K270 wireless keyboard and a wireless M185 mouse that are connected via a single receiver to my laptop. When I connect the receiver to the port on the right(there is only one port ...
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How to disable the shutdown/hibernate charge technology in my Asus laptop?

My Asus laptop with windows 7 has a very persistent sleep charge technology (it keeps the power on even after the computer shutdown). How can I disable this feature? I don't see anything related to ...
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What happens if I use a single USB port to power a Blu-ray drive?

I have an powered 2A USB-to-SATA adapter that I use to power an internal 1.6A Blu-ray drive. If I the USB but don't connect the wall power input and then subsequently try to burn a disc, what ...
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Install Windows 10/7 from Ubuntu 14 - issues booting from USB

I am having issues replacing Ubuntu with Windows. I have read countless posts on how to approach this and they have all failed one way or another. I have been able to create a usb with Windows using ...
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A *lot* of base system devices missing drivers, along with a few others

A few months back, my Windows files got corrupted, and I had to wipe my C: drive (all of my data besides my OS is on another drive) and re-download Windows. However, since re-downloading it I've had ...
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Moved OS hdd to USB enclosure, how can I make it boot?

I had a Windows 10 installation in my laptop. I got a new SSD for it so I took out the old HDD and put it in a USB enclosure. The hard disk works fine and great, better than I thought it would on USB ...
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Internal card reader and motherboard have differently sized internal USB connectors

I'm trying to install an internal SD card reader in my computer. However, it seems like the plugs are different, so the internal USB cables I have don't fit. Here is the motherboard (Gigabyte ...
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Speeding up USB 3.0 on my machine, Vantec USB3.1 to PCI card is slower than MOBO ports?

So I read an article on Tom's Hardware after I was tired of waiting for some backups to complete faster. Admittedly I did not understand parts of the article but what I took away from it is that I ...
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USB 3.0 to HDMI Converter screen resolution issue

I recently bought a “USB 3.0 to HDMI Converter Adapter.” I have problem to use it properly. The product is based on this driver and am using the latest version (v1.1.315.0). I have two external ...
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Is there an easy way to create a multiboot grub2 usb flash using isos?

I've recently purchased a 32gb usb 3.0 flash drive. Because I find myself creating bootable flash drives all the time with different images, I'm looking for a way I could create ONE flash drive with ...
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Error while connecting to USB device in VMWare Player after update to Windows 10

I have a VMWare Player version 6.0.0 installed on my machine since when I was using Windows 7 x64. Some time ago I updated the later to Windows 10 and when I started my Linux Ubuntu Gnome with VMWare, ...
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What hardware support needs to be present for USB Type-C alternate modes?

Is support for USB Type-C alternate modes (such as MHL and DisplayPort) entirely the responsibility of the USB controller, or is the responsibility shared among other devices? For example, if I wanted ...
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Interface not showing up in airmon-ng

I'm running a virtual Kali machine on VirtualBox and want to connect my USB WiFi adapter to said VM. Here are some details: Host OS: Windows 8.1 Guest OS: Kali Linux 1.1.0a (amd64) USB Adapter: ...
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Safely Remove Hardware Missing, device connection sound missing

When I plug a USB drive in, it doesn't make the sound that you've connected a USB device, and 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon doesn't show up at all. The Policy tab for switching from "performance" to ...
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Install Windows (overwriting Linux)?

I need to install Windows. My netbook came with Windows 8 and then I put Linux Mint on it (overwriting Windows). I am now trying to reinstall Windows. I have put the Win8 iso on a USB with the default ...
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Disable USB's including mouse and keyboard, enable with key combo

I have a specific scenario where I have a computer displaying cameras on screen but the operators keep plugging USB's and keyboard/mouse into it. I am aware that I can disable the USB storage ...
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Can't boot kali linux under grub2 (usb flash)

I split usb flash to three part: | For DATA | For Kali Linux | Persistence | Then i'm install grub on /dev/sdb2: sudo grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt/linux /dev/sdb Write ...
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Wifi USB stick not working on PC running Windows 10 but works on laptop

I have bought a 4G LTE Wifi USB stick (Huawei E3372, CE0197). When I plug it on my laptop running Windows 10 I get instantly Internet access, but when I plug it to my PC running the same Windows ...
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Building a laptop docking station with usb hub [duplicate]

I want to build a cheap docking station. So, I thought to buy USB 3.0 Hub, USB Mouse, USB Keyboard, USB sound card and USB to VGA adapter. I have two questions: Is this will work? I want to know, ...
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HP printer changes serial itself

I have HP LaserJet Professional P1102 using CUPS via USB. Sometimes it has serial=000000000Q81E02RSI1c, sometimes serial=000000000Q81E02RPR1a. But this is same printer, with same formater. Hplip ...
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How pre-load drivers for a WiFi USB device that can't use “update driver” from Device Manager. Where do I put them?

In XP, I used to dump USB driver files into system32, but that's not working as smoothly with Win7. I just want to know where to put the files (3 of them, .cat, .sys, .inf) so that Windows knows ...
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SATA Port vs Using a USB hub in a SATA Port

I was wondering if there is any downside to using a USB hub on a single SATA port to add 2-3 more HDD's as opposed to adding more SATA Hubs via the PCI card? Background content: I'm currently pulling ...
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Can't install Kali Linux from USB, fails to find CD-ROM drive

I successfully made a live USB of the Kali Linux. When I boot from the USB it gives an option to install. I clicked on that option. At one point it was detecting and mounting CD-ROM drives. As I have ...
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Why does certain files and collection of files take so long to copy?

I was copying the windows "users" folder for a friend of mine and I noticed that the 6.5GB file took unusually long to copy. The transfer rate never exceeded 5Mb/s. Also, I noticed there was an ...
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Installing Yosemite On Hackintosh - Wont Boot From USB [closed]

I have been trying to install Yosemite on the hackintosh that I purchased and put together a few days ago. I have Windows installed on one hard drive and want to install OS X on the other (Of 2) hard ...
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Firefox w/ localhost + port app using Windows OS, boot from USB but no NIC/wifi allowed

I would like to be able to plug in a USB drive to a host computer which may already have a wired or WiFi connection; and reboot to the USB (maybe a Windows OS) with the following restrictions: only ...
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Automount external drives as readonly in openelec

I wanto to make sure that every time, I plug in an external harddisk to my raspberry pie with openelec, it is mounted readonly. I tried putting this rule KERNEL=="sd*", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ...
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linux KVM Virtualization: USB cameras and nvidia graphics cards with dual display

I wonder if is possible to create with KVM guest machines (Windows and Linux) they can use 2 monitors (in desktop extension), USB cameras and graphics cards like Nvidia
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How to increase usb transfer speed on VMware ESXi 6.0?

I have some Linux and Windows VMs on ESXi. I put external HDD to usb-port on ESXi server and added this drive to VM. Windows VM copied one big file to this drive with 30MB/s speed (drive was ...
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Seagate Backup Plus 4tb

I have a seagate 4tb backup plus desktop external hard-drive. I use it to house alot of college work, regular work files and a few movies etc. While it has been been plugged into my tv the past few ...
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How to convert a bootable usb to a bootable microSD card

I just got a recovery flash drive for my tablet containing its OEM version of Windows 8.1. There is only one problem... The power input is located too close to the 1 and only usb port. The system ...
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Only one entry in Boot Device Priority menu

Some background info I've been using this laptop (Samsung Ativbook2) since late 2013 and it came with Win8. When the laptop first came in, you could see bootable devices in advanced startup menu ...
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How can I give more power to usb devices connected to my laptop?

I am getting a USB audio interface with mic preamplifier and I am worried if my laptop will be enough to power it (or if it won't get damaged by by the device).Is there a thing I could connect between ...
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I keep getting the usb inserted sound whenever I plug or unplug something to a power socket. Should I worry?

I own a Lenovo G510. I use a cooler base external mouse keyboard monitor 2:1 speakers Whenever I plug something to a wall socket that is near to the one that I use to power everything (when ...
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How can I make my external USB drive start faster?

I have an external 3 TB Touro hard drive from Hitachi, which works fine; it starts up from sleep mode in a few seconds. Now I've added a 4 TB Touro, and on this drive it takes 30 seconds(!) to start ...
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AIO Windows OS Installer

I repair laptops and PC and most of the time I need to repair/reinstall Windows. I prefer USB install as it is way faster then Optical Disk Method. But the thing is, you need to make a USB every time ...
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Fedora 22, Boot Order

I cannot get Fedora (22) to boot from a USB. It has Ubuntu on it and I've decided do most of my dev stuff on there to avoid compatibility issues between my desktop (Windows) and my laptop (Fedora). I ...
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How to create hybrid live USB

I have a laptop running stock UEFI and Windows 8.1. I want to create a bootable live linux USB stick that can be used to boot either my older BIOS system or my newer UEFI system. I am ok with having ...
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Trying to debug android on my Galaxy s5 device [closed]

I'm attempting to use the just-downloaded stable version of Android Studio, and want to be able to debug on my Galaxy s5. I enabled developer tools / debug on it. When I plugged it in the first ...
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USB Type C Power Delivery Profile - max length?

The new USB-C connector allows for 100W to be delivered to charge laptops etc. Is there a maximum length for a charging only cable? The specification talks about cables being less than two meters ...
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Why do my USB ports work when booting from a flash stick, but not in the installed OS?

I'm building my first computer, I set it up to dual-boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04.2. Everything worked great when it was running off the bootable USB for Kubuntu, but when I actually installed them ...
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How to transfer data from Windows to Mac using USB

What is happening: I have a PC running Windows 8.1 and a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.2. I also have a USB which is 8GB. My Mac isn't connected to the internet but my PC is. When I connect my USB to my ...
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Install OS X: USB bootable, launch path not accessible

I am trying to downgrade a MacBook from Yosemite to Mavericks, I have created a bootable USB with Mavericks, i restarted and boot from the USB, when i select "Install OS X" and click "Continue" it ...
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Windows OS on external hard drive

Is it possible to install Windows OS to plug and play storage device such as external hard drives, HDD enclosures (with SATA hard drives), USB flashdrives[1] and the likes? What OS's? And if it's ...