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How do I make a bootable USB flash disk of Windows setup on my Kali Linux system?

I have Kali Linux currently running on my laptop. I want to install Windows 7. I don't have CD ROM ,how do I make bootable USB having Windows ISO? Which software will help me? Or just how to make ...
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1answer
46 views

How to backup a flash drive automatically each time I plug it in?

I remember using a program to do this in the past, but I can't find it anymore. Regardless of that, in Windows is there a way I can automatically backup a USB flash drive each time I plug it in?
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2answers
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How to make a computer not detect flash drive?

One of my acquaintances often comes to me with his pen drive and uses my laptop for a long time, which gets me annoyed. How do I make my machine temporarily not detect any external flash drive ?
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0answers
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Flash drive connects in USB 1.1/2.0 mode randomly

USB flash drive sometimes connects fine as a USB 2.0 device and I can copy/paste content faster. Though it randomly connects as USB 1.1 and then it gets so slow that I feel I'm downloading stuff from ...
2
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0answers
278 views

Plugging the usb device makes PC go crazy

When I plug in the usb flash drive, Windows 8.1 won't recognize it. Then when I plug out the mouse (so that I can plug in the flash drive instead), this happens: the usb drive is still not ...
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0answers
161 views

Too much time taking to read a USB flash drive when connected to system

I use HP G62 laptop which runs on Windows 7. For 3 days it takes more time to read a pen drive when connected, that is the pen drive appears not suddenly in the My Computer after it is connected. ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Cannot delete partition in diskpart - invalid argument?

I'm trying to delete a partition on a UFD using Diskpart. I am running it through an elevated CMD prompt. But the problem is it reports that I am using an invalid argument. Please see the log below. ...
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1answer
94 views

Copying files from external HDD to USB stick - will files remain anyhow on the computer's system drive?

Just wanted to see if you could help me out with something. I moved some files (all in one folder)from an external HDD to a jump drive using my work computer. This HDD was old, and I wasn't sure of ...
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1answer
353 views

Is it possible to use USB 3.0 Pendrive into my Laptop's USB 2.0 Port? [duplicate]

Currently I am having USB 2.0 port Laptop. I am in the plan to buy USB 3.0 Pendrive/External Hard Disk. Whether USB 3.0 pendrive/ext HDD will support USB 2.0 Laptop's port? Or it will have problem to ...
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1answer
35 views

How to create a clone of a flash disk in windows?

I am looking for a simple tool to create a 'copy' of a flash disk (e.g. compact flash disk) I insert into a flash card reader on windows. I want to be able to Create a copy of the full image of the ...
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1answer
5k views

USB Flash Drive is writeable but can't delete files

I have an external HDD, which can be powered by either using a Power Supply or the USB port itself. When I use the USB to connect directly to my computer, I can access the Filesystem, can Copy Files ...
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1answer
5k views

How to auto-sync a USB thumb drive with folders on the PC?

In my job we are not guaranteed to keep using the same computer forever. Also, I need to keep the files at arm's reach when traveling. This is screaming a "cloud" solution, but here in Brazil mobile ...
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2answers
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Can a windows virus downloaded in linux be transferred to windows? [duplicate]

I know that linux is mostly safe from viruses, however: if you do download a windows virus (i.e., through a drive-by download), will it just sit there on your computer, and take up space? Is it unable ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Optimal file format for USB3 memory [duplicate]

Which is the best choice and why for formatting a USB3 memory stick? FAT32 was the out of the box, but the file size limit is a to small. FAT32 NTFS exFAT Size, speed and stability are good ...
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0answers
133 views

After a pen-drive was corrupted, other pen-drives are also not working

Let me explain what happened. I was creating bootable usb for Windows 8.1 preview using cmd. And I'm sure all commands were typed perfectly. In the end while copying using xcopy command, some error ...
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1answer
3k views

Remove Write Protection from USB

My flash USB is write protected and I've tried every possible methods I've encountered over the internet, to get rid of this. Accessing the usb is not working. Format from my computer, is not ...
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1answer
1k views

“System volume folder” always appearing in USB storage stick

Whenever I move or copy video files from the PC (Windows 8.1) to my USB storage device and plug it into my TV, I always see a system volume folder on the USB device. This folder can be seen on the PC ...
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1answer
114 views

Every USB flash drive that is plugged in prompts for autoplay twice

On my Windows 7 laptop, every single USB flash drive causes two prompts from autoplay. Even empty flash drives. How do I fix this?
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1answer
523 views

Hide windows 7 partition from Ubuntu 12.04 USB

I am so hopelessly tired of following posts on all forums regarding my issue. I only want my windows 7 partition to be invisible from my Ubuntu 12.04 which I install and run from a USB flash drive. I ...
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0answers
500 views

impossible to format a RAW usb flash drive

I was trying to format my flash USB that is a RAW format. When I plug it windows asks me to format the USB I choose format I choose slow format but after 6 hours not even 1% done. I tried quick ...
0
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1answer
673 views

How to store a permanent drive letter on a USB device (so it gets that letter on all computers)?

For drawing maps I use a G.I.S. program, and in the setup of the program you have to specify drive letters and paths for the maps to store and the backup files to be placed. The program has one ...
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3answers
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USB Drive Format NTFS Vs FAT32?

Please can anyone explain the Pro's and Con's of Formatting your USB drive in NTFS format or FAT32 format and vice versa ? Please highlight any advantages of one format over the other . Keeping in ...
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2answers
647 views

Options to Reformat USB Drive

I have a 64GB usb thumb drive. When I plug it into a Windows system (I have tried several machines with both Windows 7 and 8), the system attempts to read it and never completes. The drive does not ...
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1answer
7k views

How to make a virtual USB drive in Windows?

How can I make a virtual USB drive in Windows? Can it be done with DAEMON Tools or something like that? The reason is that I need the USB drive to use them instead of a physical USB. Sometimes I need ...
5
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4answers
2k views

Using Batch File to Transfer files to flash drive when connected [duplicate]

I have about 1,000 flash drives that I need to move a set of files onto. I'm looking for a way to reduce the amount of time this will take. Thoughts: Attach task to the event of connecting flash ...
12
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5answers
3k views

USB Stick, how to minimize risk of data corruption or data loss

I have encountered several USB sticks with a corrupted filesystem in only 2 years. In a Windows-only environment (Vista and newer), what can be done to reduce the chance of filesystem corruption and ...
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2answers
985 views

Flash drive doesn't show up on Windows, but works on Ubuntu

I have a Corsair Flash Voyager GT with capacity of 16 GB bought roughly 5 years ago. It was working okay on all my computers, like a flash drive usually does. One day I lend it to my friend and when ...
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1answer
61 views

Is it possible install Windows and Linux on a USB device?

It is easy to install Ubuntu on a USB device. I can install Windows 7 on USB with the help of nt6.zip. But how can I install both Windows and Linux on USB?
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3answers
5k views

How do I tell between FAT16 and FAT32 USB? (Windows)

How can I tell if my USB stick is formatted as FAT16? Windows 7 Disk Management says that my USB stick is a FAT volume. But it doesn't say whether it's FAT16 or FAT32. I opened the Property window ...
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2answers
921 views

How to identify USB-sticks that will appear as non-removable before buying?

For a home lab project, I'm going to install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 on a USB-stick. The process is described in this guide (for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, but also works for 2012): Deploying ...
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2answers
738 views

Put more things on a bootable flash drive?

As far as I know (and please correct me if I'm wrong) when creating a bootable flash drive, all information on the drive is erased. Will the following create a problem? Adding files after the ...
0
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3answers
673 views

Downloading Windows OS on usb pen drive to reinstall on Lenovo ideapad 32bit

I have the necessary software (iolo system mechanic pro)needed to wipe out my hard drive on my lenovo ideapad 32bit. I don't know much about this stuff but follow directions well. There is no cd ...
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0answers
15 views

Windows Flash Drive Partitions [duplicate]

Ok. I know that similar questions have been asked many times before, but I don't think quite in this way. I was thinking about how tools like Daemon Tools Lite and Virtual CloneDrive create a virtual ...
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2answers
277 views

How can I recover data/restore usage of a USB drive that windows doesn't recognize?

The drive in question is a Lacie "iamakey" 16gb usb 2 drive which as of 24 hours was working, and hand been working for years - device manager in XP gives limited information for the items from the ...
0
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2answers
7k views

USB drive shows up as unknown device, but can't be used

I've recently gotten a new USB drive, and the problem is, whenever I plug it in, it just shows up as an unknown device. It also won't install the driver. So, basically, I can't use my USB, which is ...
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1answer
202 views

Windows prompts to format a USB flash drive containing a valid file system

I've got my Windows 7 Operating System acting weird lately, when I insert a USB flash drive, it says that I must format it although it already has a valid file system. I've tested them on my friends' ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How to stop “Do you want to scan and fix drive” message in Windows 7?

I use my USB flash (thumb) drive quite often to move data between several computers (Macs and PCs.) When I plug in this flash drive into Windows 7 it shows this message: "Do you want to scan and ...
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1answer
517 views

Doing backup from Linux to USB Pen Drive with rsync

I am trying to do a backup from Linux to USB Pen Drive with rsync each day and I take home the Pen Drive at night. I am running the following command but it looks like its update every file every ...
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1answer
309 views

How to prevent any Windows 7, 8, XP install to write $Recycle.Bin, System Volume Information on multiuse (Android, Linux) FAT32 SD cards/USB sticks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Windows 7 to NOT use the recycling Bin on a removable drive? It's not enough if I set up my machine to work properly, I want to be able to use the SD cards ...
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5answers
9k views

Did my USB Drive just die?

I have a 32 gb usb stick. I was in mac (vmware) putting some stuff on. Then accidently removed the drive. I put it back in, and wanted to format it. Using disk utility, i choose 1 partition, it ...
3
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1answer
84 views

Make PHP files on a USB flash drive load in portable Notepad++ by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Portable file association for USB sticks? I have a USB flash drive, called CLINIC, that contains a portable copy of Notepad++ for Windows. CLINIC also contain some PHP ...
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4answers
197 views

Create Live Ubuntu or Windows System on USB

I would like to install Ubuntu to a USB Flash Drive so that when I boot my computer I can boot into the Flash Drive which will have UBUNTU Installed. The objective here is to put some tools on the ...
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1answer
19k views

How do I remove a USB drive's write protection? [duplicate]

I have a SanDisk Cruser Blade USB stick that suddenly seems to be write protected. I tried running DiskPart but after I write the command "attributes disk clear readonly" it displays this: Microsoft ...
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2answers
98 views

The Requirements for Plug and Play

Plug and Play can help us to discover a hardware component in a system without a need of a physical configuration or user intervention in resolving resource conflicts. But I wonder: are there special ...
2
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1answer
140 views

How to make a flash drive with svn software versioning (for windows)?

So there are some work places where thaay do not use svn git or anething. Thay use flash drives to move code around work<->home and such. So I wonder if it is possible and how to get a flash drive ...
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2answers
1k views

Making pendrive bootable for Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive I have to make pen-drive bootable for my Windows XP ISO file. I'm Using Windows 7 ultimate. I saw many links on net whose ...
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2answers
212 views

Dead-simple USB-based Windows partition cloner?

Clonezilla is a fine open-source tool, but it requires going through several screens. Since I need to save/restore the same Windows partition, I was wondering if someone knew of a tool (open-source ...
4
votes
1answer
275 views

XAMPP is reading OS's htdocs instead of my USB drive's

I recently got XAMPP Lite for my USB drive on Windows 7. Everything runs fine from my USB drive, except when run it in browser. Instead, XAMPP Lite on my USB drive reads the htdocs from XAMPP on my ...
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1answer
133 views

Create Windows backup when booting from a USB stick

I have a new system image installed on my notebook disk that I would like to save for later restoring. I can only use Windows functions after initialising that Windows installation which I don't want ...
2
votes
4answers
530 views

No memory on flash drive

Windows (Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit with newest updates installed) keeps showing only 5MB free of my Kingston 8GB flash-drive, but actually there is only ~4.05GB used (some kind of paradox). Here are ...