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

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Install Windows 10 on SSD through SATA to USB?

I am stuck with a weird problem here. I am trying to install Windows 10 on an "old" Windows 7 desktop machine for a friend. I purchased an SSD for him, but when I try to install Windows through USB it ...
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Permanently Change USB Serial Device Driver

I am trying to change the drivers used by a bunch of development boards for using the default FTDI driver (the USB port plugs into a FT232D chip) to use libusbK instead. I have been using zadig to ...
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how to boot from USB on i-life zedbook tablet?

i want to install ubuntu on my i-life zedbook tablet. it is dual boot (windows 10 & Android 5.1). i created the bootable usb for ubuntu but i cant boot from the usb. i explored everywhere but ...
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Writing .img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ...
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Sound issue wit tactic 3D rage headphone usb port/wire

I bought a new pair of headphones the other day (Tactic 3D rage, USB connected ones) and when i plug them in my computers installs neccesary files (only did ti the first time!), but when i try to run ...
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Manually force a USB port to use USB 3.0 specification

I have a USB 3.0 external HDD which I need to connect to my laptop having USB 3.0 ports. But the problem is that out of 10 times it will detect only 1 time as USB 3.0 which is very annoying. I am ...
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What damages can occur if flash drives are not safetly removed?

What damages can occur to my computer or my flash drive such as pendrive if I don't safety remove it before plugging it out after any read or write operation on my pendrive also if there is no read ...
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Can I create a bootable Linux live USB flash drive using a Windows computer?

I have a rescued 2013 MacBook Air with a broken screen backlight due to a beverage spill and missing its internal SSD. I don't yet have any OS installed on it. I have access only to (32 bit) Windows ...
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USB device STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR after reboot, what could be wrong?

It's about older hardware and software, for sure. But one thing I don't get that it is working at the first place and after a reboot it is no longer working. Kind of strange, I don't understand. It's ...
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USB Gaming mouse not working on Windows 10

I recently bought a new Laptop. HP, Windows 10. I used my Gaming mouse DragonWar Thor ELE-G9 with my previous Windows 8.1 Laptop. Now the mouse has some plug problem and only works on 1 port on my old ...
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Can a desktop use a motherboard Ethernet port and a USB to Ethernet dongle at the same time

I have a computer I'm trying to connect to our network, but the motherboard Ethernet port is connected to some sort of security camera system. I'd rather not go unplugging systems I know nothing ...
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Make existing Windows 10 installation bootable from USB

I bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) which came with Windows 10 installed. I threw out the hard disk, replaced it with an SSD and installed Linux on it. Now I put the old hard disk into an USB ...
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Ux31E Windows 7

An old question but I still havent found compete answers: I have a Lacie Rugged Mini. My Ux31 wont read it/recognise it is connected. Other computers do: an aged Dell and a Mac. Other USB drives ...
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Filter autorun programs on usb

I set my windows to start with my application instead of Explorer, and I disabled modifier Keys like Ctrl-Alt.., etc. so that the user can't use the PC outside of my startup application. I want to ...
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Boot into VHD on hard disk from a USB stick

I have Windows XP installed in my PC. I also have Win 7 (Ultimate) installed on a VHD. The VHD is on the hard disk in my PC. I wish to boot into the VHD (Win 7 Ultimate) from a USB stick. I do not ...
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Mounting virtual USB storage device for use in VMs

I am looking for ways to mount a virtual USB storage device (containing some of my files) to several VMs (running Windows 7 and XP) on VMware. So far, I have tried using ImDisk. ImDisk is capable of ...
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Increasing volume/power levels on USB Audio device (64 bit Windows 7)

I have a USB audio device (Buddy USB 6G) that was cheap and worked great- until I updated windows recently. Now it seems the power/volume reaches its max at about 50% volume, and any further increase ...
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Mount fails to read/write data after a while

Im mounting different types of USB drives to a Raspberry Pi, running Raspbian. The mounts can have different filesystems, so i have installed ntfs-3g, exfat-fuse and exfat-utils using apt-get in case ...
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Legacy Mode Doesn't Work

I am currently trying to install Windows XP on my laptop (HP f305dx) but nothing seems to work. I am currently running Linx Mint on my laptop. Whenever I try to boot from the USB, it won't recognize ...
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“Missing operating system” when booting from external HDD with Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on an internal laptop HDD using a live USB stick. I now want to boot it externally on different PCs using a USB adapter. This works on the laptop I installed it on, but ...
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Turn off power to single USB port… Temporarily

I have a desktop running Windows 10. I have an led strip that is powered via USB. I would like to set this on a clock to turn on at a certain time and turn off at a certain time. Is it possible to ...
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Why do non-standard USB enclosures even exist? [closed]

Consider this piece of garbage external 2.5" USB enclosure: This particular example comes from this SuperUser thread. The asker in that question is having problems putting his Mac to sleep with ...
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How to boot Snow Leopard bootable usb with Clover or any other hackintosh bootloader?

So I followed the tutorial in this question answer and created a "bootable" USB from my OS X snow leopard '.dmg' installation media. The problem is that my Clover EFI bootloader doesn't seem to ...
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On a USB that has been formatted as a windows recovery USB, can i use the spare space for file storage/transfer?

I just created a recovery disk for my laptop w/a 16Gb recovery SanDisk Ultra Fit thumb drive and there is still 4.8GB of free space. Can i put other files on the USB drive, and will it still function ...
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Error booting from Ubuntu 15.04 Live USB

I have a brand new Lenovo E460 with Windows 10 on it, I am trying to install Ubuntu Mate 15.04 64 bit using a Usb drive. In my BIOS, I have disabled Secure Boot, set the Boot Mode to Both and enabled ...
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After reinstallation Ubuntu 15.10 cannot mount USB stick or DVD

I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.10 because the boot loader was gone after I updated Windows on a second partition. Since then Ubuntu is unable to mount USB sticks or DVD: USB: Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at ...
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Random Files In USB Stick [on hold]

I am having a weird issue with 2 of my usb sticks. Random files that have been used recently on my computer (specifically, my documents folder) keep on showing up on them. They are the full files that ...
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External HDD in USB 3.0 case unmounts on sleep

For starters, I haven't tried it on anything but my MacBook Air (10.11). I know I should have, but I can't. Further details: The disc: Hitachi 5K500 B-320, named DSRD USB 3.0 case: LogiLink UA0106 ...
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Ghost USB drives don't go away on Windows 10

Briefly, I have phantom USB drives that showed up a week ago. Rolling back to a "clean" backup that was stored on a disconnected disk didn't solve the problem. I had that previously when I had a major ...
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Install Windows 10 on SATA SSD

My SSD isn't getting recognized by the Windows 10 installer. I'm installing from a USB using the official installation creator. Here are the steps I've already taken: 1) Used DISKPART to clean and ...
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What is the USB 3.0 Type-B SuperSpeed socket on my display for?

I just bought a new LG 34UC98-W screen which comes with a USB 3.0 Type-B SuperSpeed socket on the back along with two Type-A sockets. The type A sockets are for connecting USB devices to a computer ...
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Kali Linux USB Bootable UEFI Failure to find Flash Drive

Thanks for taking the time to view my question, I have been searching for hours (no joke) to have no avail. I got on my computer and decided to make Kali Linux bootable since Virtual Box had tooo much ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu with live USB

and sorry for bothering you, I have just bought an MSI PE60. I have installed Windows 10 in Legacy boot mode, so I have to install Ubuntu in Legacy mode, too. I want to install Ubuntu with the Live ...
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Keyboards plugged to one computer have different failing rows of keys, but work perfectly fine on any other computer

I have a PS2 and an USB keyboard. Recently, a column of keys on my PS2 keyboard failed, so I swapped it for an USB keyboard, but that one turned out to have another different failing column of keys. ...
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Can't boot system from USB bootable drive

Is there any way to check from the command prompt the boot order, because when I start my computer up, I have no idea what key I have to press, I tried f10, f12, f8, and pressing like most of the f ...
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USB Mouse and Keyboard functions in BIOS, but not in Windows 7

Relevant specs: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ASUS M4N78 Pro Chipset: nVidia GeForce 8300 CPU: AMD Phenom II 945 Mem: 8GB DDR2 800 Details: Replaced MB, CPU, RAM. Booting into BIOS, USB keyboard and ...
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External USB devices are not recognized by WinPE

I am attempting to push a .wim image through the latest version of WinPE and although WinPE boots up, no USB devices are recognized at all, including the one that WinPE booted from. I tried changing ...
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Win10 sound devices pop up on startup and device change

My windows 10 x64 pro installation has a rather annoying behavior on every startup or audio device change like connecting a HDMI cable with sound capability or connecting a usb sound card. It always ...
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If I Install Windows from from USB, will Ubuntu be removed from my harddrive completely?

I need Ubuntu gone from my harddrive, is it possible that if I install Windows from USB that Ubuntu will be gone and Windows will just overwrite and replace it?
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Durability: regular 3.5 Sata HDD vs external USB 3.0 HDD

I was using, Asus Router (RT-AC68R) which supports USB 3.0 external hard drives and can use them as network attached drive. In other hand, I have QNAP NAS (TS-212P) which does the same functionality ...
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How to create a basic yet useful USB toolbox with a selection screen?

I'm an EasyTech at Staples, and I had an idea on how to make my job easier and make me work more efficiently on computers. My idea is to create a USB toolbox. Similar to what the company provides us. ...
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is it possible to RUN mac OS X (preferably 10.11 el capitan) ON a usb drive?

i would like to know if it is possible to RUN mac OS X (preferably el capitan) ON a usb drive. i am not talking about installation usb drive to install mac OS X on my computer, i am talking about ...
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Is it possible to override Intel 4000 2-display limit?

Intel's drivers don't allow using more than two displays (laptop +1 external, or 2 external and no laptop display), though we have some docks that use DisplayLink software that overrides this and ...
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How to check if SD/USB card become corrupted?

I have some raspberryPi2 model-B boards, using USB drives as their root filesystem. As it turned out, the USB chips I had chosen are prone to build up tremendous heat, and after 6-8 months, they ...
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Windows 10 - Assigning already used drive letters to new drives

As mentioned in the title, I stepped into an issue on Windows 10, where system is assigning already used drive letters to new usb and sd card drives, which makes the previous drive inaccessible. I ...
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TEAC HDR2500T PVR sync problems, using 1TB USB 2.0 Toshiba, is SSD faster?

All SSDs USB HDs these days get connected to USB 3.0 and are a waste to connect to USB 2.0. But I am asking if I need to buy a SSD for the TEAC with its USB 2.0 port as the Toshiba USB 2.0 HD possibly ...
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How are treated disallowed windows® characters on a fat32 formated usb stick?

I don’t own a mac so I can’t tell about things like?or:in filenames… I’m especially interested in the Dos/Windows® path separator :\. I know in Linux it is a legal character which can be used inside ...
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live boot usb wont boot with grub 2.0 installed on my kali linux sana 2.0

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 running kali linux 2.0 and ive had some issues with it that ive had to fix and ive decided that i want to try and run another linux distro such as arch or back box but when ...
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is it safe to power off SATA HDD?

I have an internal SATA Harddrive connected to USB through simple SATA to USB cable: ...
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How to avoid interference between USB3 and WiFi

This is somewhat a follow up question to my previous question that turned out to be related to this issue. It seems that for some devices (e.g., the Microsoft Surface Pro 4), connecting a USB3 device ...