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

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window installation with usb

two days ago I bought samsung laptop I don't know Korea language Therefore I want to replace another window with English language I want to replace new window 8.1 with usb but it cann't boot how to ...
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Windows drive unallocated after moving drive to external on USB 3.0

I have swapped the HDD in my laptop with an SSD and reinstalled Windows. I was hoping to put the old HDD into a USB 3.0 enclosure and transfering some files over, but the drive shows up as ...
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New PC, boots fine, but no USB devices work AsRock H61m-itx

I just bought a second hand PC Mobo : ASRock H61m-itx UEFI P1.70 Intel CPU G870 It boots fine, but no USB devices actually work. They receive power ( the mouse becomes illuminated etc ). The ...
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Weird USB cable (usage?)

3 years ago I went volunteering and brought back this weird USB cable and in those 3 years i never could figure out how to use this USB cable and what is the purpose of its disposition. So... what do ...
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Cannot format read-only USB; 'Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error ' when I try to format the drive

I'm trying to format this USB, when I plug it in it mounts and I can read what's on it, but can't write to it or delete anything (read-only error). First I tried the normal 'Disk utility' - unmount - ...
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My system is not listing boot-able USB device in BIOS boot device list

I have a ASUS S56C ultrabook and i was trying to install the windows 8.1 through a pendrive. First the device was listed but it gave me error of GPT partition.. so i have converted my ssd disk to MBR. ...
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space not showing up with data ive transfered

ok so i recently order a what i thought was 100g memory stick i set about moving pictures off my computer on to this stick it run ito thousands now stupidly i deleted the file on the computer cause i ...
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USB DAC output audio only in right ear

I have a U-Sabre Mini V1.0 USB DAC : http://goo.gl/2rc5bq -connected on left side usb of my laptop: left speaker doesn't work -connected on right side usb: both speakers work Both usb ports are USB ...
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How do MTP, PTP, and USB Mass Storage work?

This is a very general question, so I hope it's suitable for this site! I was trying to learn about some of the different ways that devices can present themselves to a host device over USB, and how ...
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Unable to mount windows hard drive on linux live usb

I am fully shutting down windows with "shutdown /s /t 0". I also tried "shutdown /s /f /t 0" I then insert my linux live usb and boot from it. Everything works fine, but when I try to access my ...
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Install Samsung Android Note 2 MTP INF driver for Win XP in to Win7 - Win10 is using the same exact driver?

I am troubleshooting Windows 7 64-bit MTP support for Samsung Note 2 with DN4 ROM. Those who Google Samsung android MTP support for Win 7 will discover that this is a very long standing and unsolved ...
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How to boot from usb?

I have a bootable usb device. I attach it to pc, and open bios settings. My settings are : Advanced USB Configuration legacy usb support - enabled xhcı pre-boot mode - enabled Boot ...
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How to install ubuntu from usb?

I have windows 8.1 and ubuntu 12.04. I want to install ubuntu 14.04 on 12.04. I downloaded .iso file and unetbootin. I made a bootable usb using unetbootin. I want to install ubuntu but pc don't ...
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Put USB to PC Front Panel

I am going to DIY my PC case. But this problem happens to stock cases also. For example, I use the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK motherboard. It has 2x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0 ports through the internal ...
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Can a USB charging port support a HUB for additonal charging?

Useful and helpful info regarding USB charging. I googled my question and found this site but did not see an answer for my specific question. Here goes.... I have a power strip (surge suppressor) ...
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Auto execute program when usb is plugged in

As in the title I need to execute a program inside a USB when it is plugged in a PC. I don't refer to autorun. Example: I plug in my PC an USB which contains runme.exe (or .bat), a program that writes ...
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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 — trying to fix via DeviceMgr & downloads from Intel website [duplicate]

My question is actually a follow-up to the question-and-answer poisted by a fellow at this superuser URL, USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller ...
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How Can I Reuse A Bootable USB Drive

Is is possible to format a USB drive with Debian on it and use it for Ubuntu? I've tried that before with different Linus distributions, but it ended up trying to boot into the old bootable operating ...
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Sound only works when I constantly change my volume

I have an issue where I can only hear sounds when I constantly change my volume on the slider. If I don't change my volume, then my audio fades away in about two seconds. Can someone help me fix this ...
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RCA to USB Hardware for PC translation

I'm looking for some hardware that I can interface with via C/C++ using RAW Input--or existing API--to pull the converted RCA stream from the RCA to USB converter hardware so I can stream from these ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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 [on hold]

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 ...