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

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Ping goes up and internet gets slow when ever something is plugged into my laptop's USB 3.0 port

I have a Asus x53sv-rh71 running Window 7 64 bit. For some reason my ping goes up 500 and my internet gets all spotty when ever something is plugged into my laptop's USB 3.0 port. The wifi connection ...
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Data transfer is extremely slow after partitioning external USB drive

I bought an external USB 3.0 drive with 500 GB capacity. OS is Windows 7. I use it with a USB 2.0 slot, no problem there. Initially I used it without making several partitions and it was very fast. ...
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Can I make my USB flash drive traceable?

I'd like to be able to track my USB flash drive in the event of it being lost. For example if I lost it it would alert me immediately when it s plugged into a device that has an internet connection. ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a new Lenovo Ideapad g50-70

I’m trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit) on my new Lenovo Ideapad, but I can’t seem to boot from CD or USB. I have disabled secure boot and fast boot in BIOS, boot mode: legacy (not UEFI). I ...
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Front USB 3.0 does not work with USB 3.0 devices

I've recently build a new PC with a Thermaltake Versa H23 case and a Gigabyte B85M-HD3 Motherboard. The rear USB ports seem to work well when connected to a USB 3.0 external hdd (about 120MB/s ...
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Would a USB splitter work on a KVM?

I have a USB KVM switch. I also have a Roccat mouse and keyboard. However, these don't work with the KVM very well. If they're plugged into the keyboard & mouse ports, the extra features of the ...
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Audio player corrupts USB stick: workaround?

Consumer radios, CD players, and car stereos often have a USB port, to play mp3's from a FAT32-formatted USB stick. However, some models don't just read files, they also corrupt files. How can such ...
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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How to write protect an usb stick

I want to write protect an usb stick by using a command script, after selecting it. So something with list disk and choice. So that I only have to execute the script and it will let me choose which ...
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c-media / gigaware usb headset driver

I have a USB headset (made by Gigaware) which has been working fine for years in my Win 7 machine. But now the device shows up as 'C-media USB headset' in the 'unknown' devices part of Device Manager ...
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Repair write protected pendrive, that is to format it and reuse it?

When I try to repair my pen drive using "DISKPART"- disk partitioning, that gave an error below : DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device ...
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Win7 scan fix dialog not showing

Very strange question, since everyone else seems to want to know how to turn this off. But I'm developing functionality for a kiosk application on Windows 7 using C++, and we had a customer trying it ...
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Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage - [Solved] new USB to micro USB cable only charges, but no data transfer

Recently, my Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage when I plug it into my computer with a USB to micro USB cable.
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How to determine whether I have USB3 ports in my laptop?

Is there any way, besides reading the product manual, to determine which type/class of USB ports are present in my computer casing? Can this obtained by visual confirmation, reading the device ...
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BIOS only allows UEFI No Legacy Option

Laptop: Lenova Yoga 2.11 I am running Windows 10 Build 10041. I have bought a new copy of Win 8.1, which I want to clean instal. However, my BIOS has no option to change from UEFI to Legacy so that I ...
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How to boot Linux on a Mac with USB?

Although this question is even asked here before, the replies are outdated. My Mac HD failed, an the machine does not boot anymore, but I absolutely need to recover the data in it. So I thought of ...
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After plugging in a USB device, Win7 severely slows. What causes this and how could it be fixed?

This is the second PC undergoing this condition, both running Win7. On PC1 a Logitech device was connected through USB before installing it's branded driver (allowing windows to auto-install it), and ...
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Using UDF on a USB flash drive

After failing to copy a file bigger than 4G to my 8G USB flash drive, I formatted it as ext3. While this is working fine for me so far, it will cause problems if I want to use it to copy files to ...
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Why I cannot copy install.wim from Windows 7 ISO to USB (in linux env)

I need to make a USB bootable disk of Windows 7 ISO. My USB is formatted to NTFS, ISO is not corrupt. I can copy install.wim elsewhere but I cannot copy it to USB. I even tried rsync. rsync error ...
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Windows - what would cause a USB drive to crash an app on copy

I'm working on a kiosk application, and a copy to a USB drive crashed the app. I am trying to recreate the circumstances, and have forced turning on the dirty bit in the FAT of my USB drive. I was ...
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Windows XP SP3 Keyboard stops working

Here's the strangest thing I have yet to see in 20+ yrs of computer repairs. My in-laws Windowsx XP SP3 has stopped recognizing keyboards. The keyboards work fine in the BIOS, during the boot select ...
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Can I turn my external USB HDD into a wireless HDD?

There's a new league of "wireless HDDs" available out there, For example: The Transcend Storejet Cloud and the Seagate Satellite My question is: is it possible to make use of a wireless USB adapter ...
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USB stick appearing as hard disk drive, not removable storage device

I just plugged in a very simple 1GB USB stick from the office in hopes of making it a Fedora Live USB stick. For that to work, I need a removable storage device, or else it won't appear in LiveUSB ...
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Ubuntu USB Tethering With Asus ZenFone

I recently worked through how to get USB tethering to work with my Asus ZenFone for my Ubuntu computer. I wanted to share the wealth.
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Install UBUNTU from usb to usb without touching laptops HDD

I have one USB drive with installed ubuntu 14.04LTS Bootable. I then have another usb stick ( 32GB high speed ) and I want to install ubuntu on that one so I can use it as a normal installation. (I ...
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“Blacklist” certain devices so Windows doesn't download new drivers/ change windows driver update registry

Main Question: Is there a way to prevent Windows 7 from searching for drivers for a device with a particular (known) vendor and product ID? Secondary Question: If the answer to the above question is ...
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Does MSI Gt60 has a USB 3 port? And if yes where is it? [duplicate]

I own a MSI GT60 laptop and I want to know if it has a USB 3 port. Are all of the USB ports USB 3, or if only some are which ones? I want to buy hyper x cloud 2, is it compatible with the MSI GT60?
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How do I get better USB transfer speeds in (X)ubuntu?

When I connect my USB 2.0 drive to Xubuntu and try to transfer large files, transfer speeds are good at first but drop after a few seconds to 1-2 Mib/s. From what I read, the fast transfer at the ...
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Why does Windows 7 ask for additional drivers when installing from a USB 3.0 drive?

I just bought a new config ( ASUS p8z68-v lx, i5-2500k + ram and new graphic card ). Coming back and installing it in my old computer, I just saw that my DVD player was on IDE (yup…). So, I needed to ...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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USB Device Not Recognized -warning on Unknown Device

Do I have a virus or what is this bug about? What part of my computer is failing? I have been getting this warning every now and then since a month or so: And when I click it, it shows me: I ...
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udev rule with bInterfaceNumber doesn't work

I'm trying to use udev to give relevant names a USB-serial device but I'm having now luck. # lsusb -d 04e2:1412 -v Bus 004 Device 028: ID 04e2:1412 Exar Corp. Device Descriptor: ...
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Install XP on an external USB stick in a macbook without OS X installation damage

I have a MacBook pro running OS X Lion and would like to play some Windows XP games (Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, etc.). Through VMware fusion or parallels it is quite slow and my disk is full so ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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How do I prevent removing a USB drive from waking my computer?

When I put my Windows 8.1 machine to sleep and then remove a USB drive, it wakes up. This is very annoying. Is there anyway to disable it? C:\Users\TallGuy>powercfg /lastwake Wake History Count - ...
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USB thumbdrive reported speed difference between NTFS and FAT32

I found this rather strange. I have a USB 3.0 thumdrive (ADATA UV128/16GB), which when formatted as NTFS, seems to report a much higher writing speed than when formatted as FAT32. For example, I ...
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Windows 7 USB drivers corrupted, can't use mouse or keyboard

I recently rearranged the connections of the USB hubs on my motherboard and when I next booted Windows 7 it seemed to corrupt my USB driver store. When the computer starts the keyboard and mouse are ...
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Seagate Expansion external drive not recognised in Windows 8.1

Can someone PLEASE tell me why my Seagate Expansion external hard-drive is NOT recognised in Windows 8.1? It worked perfectly on my other Win 7 Pro laptop, I just bought a new laptop with Win 8.1,and ...
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Charging in USB-2 power delivery mode via a USB 3 port

My computer has a USB 3 port. My Android phone has a USB 2 micro-usb port. It is capable of charging at greater than the 500mA which can be provided by USB 2 data mode by using Power Delivery mode. ...
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USB device not detected in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Ubuntu12.10 installed. But none of my USB ports detects any USB device. But the same USB is detected in Windows OS . How to detect USB device in my Ubuntu system ? Output of lspci : 00:00.0 ...
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Mac OS X 10.9.3 Bootcamp: “No bootable devices.”

Mac OS X 10.9.3 - 2013 MacBook Pro (w/optical drive) - attempting Windows 7 install Downloaded the correct .iso (X17-59465.iso) Plugged in USB drive (500GB) Opened up Bootcamp Bootcamp gives me the ...
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Can't access phone util on Galaxy S3 (I535)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 that I can't get to connect to my computer. I've tried multiple USB cables (including the default one from the charger) on multiple computers. My next step is trying to ...
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Can I “reprogram” an American Express USB drive?

I recently received a USB drive that looks like a credit card as a promotion. The drive portion flips out to plug it in. When you plug it in, it opens the run dialog, and opens a URL to an American ...
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Automatically unlock LUKS partition using a key on an USB drive on Debian Jessie

I am trying to have the encrypted root partition be unlocked on boot automatically using a connected USB drive on a fresh installation of Debian Jessie (no non-systemd upgrade). After following a ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T400 not getting past boot screen

so as the title suggests I have got a Lenovo T400 from a friend who wants me to fix it for them. It does not get past the splash screen and whenever I leave it on for about 5 seconds or so it just ...
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Shouldn't my USB2 Micro B charger fit my USB3 phone? [on hold]

I recently bought a new Samsumg galaxy S5 which has a USB3 port on it. The charger that came with it looks just like a USB2 Micro B plug and works fine. However, my old chargers which are USB2.0 ...
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USB Drive missing space, no unallocated space found in Device Manager

I followed the link below to try and fix this issue but unfortuantly DiskPart, GParted or any other method has been unsuccessful. It's a 32GB flash drive and I'm seeing 1.8GB. Any ways of totally ...
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Cannot Connect Samsung Galaxy Y Duos to Laptop via USB Cable

While I am connecting my phone to my laptop neither the laptop nor the phone can detect each other. By not recognizing I want to mean nothing happens after connecting. It seems that I have not ...
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How To Make A Plug And Play Cable For Xbox 360 Controller

OK, to make a long story short, I have an Xbox 360 controller that is disconnecting from the console every 2 seconds and I can't fix it. Right now it is taken apart. I have tried to use the pin-out ...
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Hardware issues running Linux from USB [on hold]

I'm aware there are potential drawbacks when running Linux off a USB drive such as SATA bus/USB speed differences and the finite lifespan of flash drives, but all this aside, are there any potential ...