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

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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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Speed comparison: USB vs Wireless N vs CAT-6?

I'm in the process of setting up my home network, and since I'm planning on having a backup/file server and doing backups to it over SSH, I'd like to get a scope on the speed of transfer and what I ...
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hooking up a belkin USB switch

I'm trying to help my parents hook up a Belkin 4-Port USB switch (model F1U200V) to a couple of USB printers, however, Google hasn't been able to find a manual. a picture can befound at ...
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Dell Inspiron R15 3521 BIOS doesn't show the option to boot from USB

Secure Boot is disabled and I'm on Legacy Boot right now. When I go to Boot settings there doesn't seem to be any option to boot from USB or even add that as an option. (I have tried two USB 2.0 and ...
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Make some content on USB drive read only

I am having a 8GB pen drive, I need to put a PowerPoint into that and make it read only. Rest of the space should be usable for the user. Assuming the user will be using Windows only, what are my ...
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what is the correct way to clone everything to another USB disk?

I have a 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 installed. The total space used is about 40 GB. There are three partitions by default: swap, root and user1. I want to move/clone/copy the entire installation to ...
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iPad USB Charging Utility for Dell Optiplex

As you probably know already, an iPad requires a certain power on USB port to be charged from. Thus, some motherboard manufacturers (such as ASUS, Gigabyte etc) had released a special driver that ...
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How can I lower the volume of my USB headphones?

Yes, I really am asking how to turn down the volume. But first, some more detail: My headphones are http://www.edimensional.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=122 They are really loud. I ...
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Cannot re-enable CD and USB drives in Windows 7

I am currently having a problem enabling a CD rom and USB drive on a work machine. Some background - Because of the sensitive data within the workplace, by default, all USB and CD drives are locked ...
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HP EliteBook 8440P - USB ports stop working on docking station

I have a HP Elitebook 8440P running Windows XP Pro SP3. I installed it on my docking station and everything went smooth for a while. Last week, my mouse and any other USB devices stoped working ...
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why USB drive cannot boot from Fedora machine but can from Windows machine?

I have WD Mypassport 500GB USB removable disk. I installed Fedora 20 on it. it works fine when I boot it with my Windows machine but I cannot boot it with my Fedora machine. If I attached it to my ...
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USB drive not recognised on windows 10 or linux

I have a usb drive that is not showing up in windows 10 or linux mint which leads me to believe that it is the drive that failed and not both of my computers. lsusb does not show the drive and it does ...
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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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Playing video from PC to TV through HDMI looks noticeably worse compared to playing directly from USB

I have a non-smart LED TV. And I have a uncompressed 1920x1080/60fps video which I copied to flash drive, plug it into the TV and play it, the result is really good. However when I tried using my TV ...
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Linux - keep USB HDD alive programatically (no spin down)

I have faulty HDD attached to 24/7 server, which sometimes throws I/O error after spin up. Thus I want to prevent it from spinning down programatically. It's about 6 years old Samsung G3 Station. No ...
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How to restart audio without rebooting (USB soundcard) - the nasty case

I have a very similar problem to this: Is there a way to restart audio without restarting windows 7 computer? I've got a USB external sound card (Line6 UX1, the older one), the OS is Windows 7 x64. ...
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kali linux not asking password to login ( in persistence using USB)

Iam using kali using persistence usb. Everytime I open my system using kali persistence , it doesn't ask for password for the first time (i.e gives access to the root user without any ...
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How does one install Windows 7 using USB 3?

I want to install Windows 7 onto an SSD from a USB 3 drive, however it won't let me boot using USB 3, however it does work using USB 2. I guess that's because Windows PE doesn't have the needed USB 3 ...
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What do computers do when usb is detected? [duplicate]

I was just wondering what computers do when an usb is detected(plugged in). Im assuming theres some sort of scanning but i dont know any of the details :/
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NO USB devices show in windows 8.1 device manager

Whatever I plug into my USB ports will get power and will charge but will not connect to the computer. I have restarted the computer several times, I re-installed the chipset drivers and still even a ...
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USB 3 hub can also host USB 2 devices

I understand that when I use a USB 2 devices on USB 3 ports, that I'm really just using a USB 2 controller somewehere upstream. What I really need is a true USB 3.0 client that can act as a USB 2.0 ...
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I cant access windows 10 advanced startup

I merged two partitions (one was the windows one), ive done this several times before using Easeus with no issues. This time though windows boots up but stays on the loading screen, showing windows ...
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USB Mic - LOUD beeping noise (with sample)

When i unboxed my Samson Meteor USB Mic, it was incredibly good, no background noise what so ever, after making around 4-5 videos with it, this started happening. When trying to do noise removal with ...
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How can I connect my Logitech “unifying” controller, to my Android device over Bluetooth? [migrated]

Logitech's Unifying standard seems very similar to Bluetooth(same 5-device limit, similar range, similar specs from what I've read on the Internet). I'm trying to connect a Logitech F710 wireless ...
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Can USB have two bootable OS'es [duplicate]

Question Can I have two OS'es (e.g. Windows and Linux) installed in one USB stick? Motivation I often need to reinstall different operating systems on different computers. Instead of having to ...
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What happens if USB-C devices are connected in unusual arrangements?

Does the protocol allow for two hosts to be connected together? Two hosts, a keyboard, a phone, a mass storage device, and a charger (one of the hosts may want power from the charger) all to a hub? I ...
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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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Charging device with magnetic charger causes my thumb drive to stop working until it's pulled out and replugged

So, I have a pebble smartwatch that charges with one of those magnetic connectors. Sometimes, when charging on my computer, when I pop the connector on the watch, my thumb drive, which is also plugged ...
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Weird keyboard ghosting issue

I'm currently experiencing a weird malfunction with my keyboard. My left ctrl and d keys only both work if the d is pressed before left ctrl. In Counter Strike, if I move to the right (d) and then ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...
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Multiple USB wireless devices? (linux)

I have a broadcom wireless card in my laptop and as far as I know, it acts as an USB device. I also have one USB stick wireless device (TL-WN422G - uses ath9k_htc driver) which I want to use at the ...
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Do USB power supplies send signals indicating energy level being delivered?

Do USB power supplies send signals to tell the connected device (tablet/phone/camera) how much power is being supplied? Or, is measuring it the only way for the device to know how much energy is ...
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Getting “The semaphore timeout period has expired” error on front USB 3 ports

I've recently assembled a new PC on my own! ( This is not the first time ) The config is as below. Processor : Intel i5 6500 Motherboard : ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming RAM : 16GB DDR4 All my ...
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Thunderbolt 2.0 hot plug problems Windows 10

TL;DR: For some reason hot plugging my Thunderbolt dock is not working correctly on my new laptop. I am trying to determine if I've overlooked a troubleshooting step. Problem: If the dock is ...
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How to synchronise USB key with hard drive folder? [duplicate]

I have a USB key for which I want, each time it is inserted in a computer, to have its content synchronized (both ways) with one folder on the machine. The synchronization process should be started ...
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multiple mice having the same problems on one computer but not on others

so first things first i have a windows computer that i can't make any hardware changes to and with every mouse that i plug into the ports it messes up with either the left/right click either swapping ...
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A Real Portable File Association [closed]

I know that this question been asked before, like in Portable file association for USB sticks? but it was long time ago, and not exactly what I need. I am looking for an app that you can run on a ...
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Is it possible to restore corrupt files from USB external HDD

I have a slightly older WD MyBook external 250GB HDD, after moving it form one PC to another, then back a large majority of the file names and extensions have all turned to gibberish: Both PCs are ...
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max USB length for power supply

I know that normally usb 2.0 limit is 5m, but is there any difference how I use that cable? Can I simply extend cable longer than 5m if no data or audio transfer is required, just want to feed really ...
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How to recover possibly broken usb stick

I was using my usb stick, and suddenly it just disappeared from my computer. I went into the Windows disk manager, and it's still visible there, when i try to change the drive letter it says: "file ...
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What is it that makes some USB sticks not-bootable?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different Linux and Windows installers and live images, but I seem to have a USB stick that cannot be booted. ...
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On which version of Linux Kernel the usb enumeration changed?

Grettings. I'm trying to build a new and customized version of linux using LFS guides and etc. The thing about doing this is because I'm trying to build a linux kernel where the usb enumeration was ...
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Can I connect a USB 1.1 hub to a wall outlet and charge devices?

I have an old USB 1.1 hub that I was wondering if could be repurposed to something useful. Would it be possible to connect it to a wall charger with USB outlet and use the hub to get 4 USB charging ...
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USB 3.0 ports on newly built PC don’t recognize USB 3.0 devices

I have recently bought and built a new PC: Windows 8 Enterprise x64, and Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard. Now that everything is put together and installed I am facing only one problem. I own an ...
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e-SATA formatted external HDD not recognized by USB

So I have an external HDD, I believe it's a Hitachi, 2tb, working fine EXCEPT: when I formatted this, it was via e-SATA, thru an Expresscard slot in my Mac Book Pro A1151, 2 partition, NTFS/Fat32. The ...
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Using several webcams at the same time on Windows

I am often streaming and commenting games. Last summer I was streaming the french Magic the Gathering nationals. And for that I wanted to have many webcams at the same time. It didn't work as I ...
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Why isn't my new USB 3.0 card / USB 3.0 hard drives working under FreeNAS?

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop 580 into which I have installed a RocketU 1144A USB 3.0 card. The system is running FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA4, which is based on FreeBSD 8 and supposedly has USB 3.0 ...
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Windows 10 won't boot without USB stick

I have just installed Windows 10 final (from USB stick as my laptop does not have DVD). Everything went without a problem. The computer restarts correctly while an USB device is inserted (it does not ...
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udev on Ubuntu not working for USB plug in

I am trying to do a "simple" task, run a script /usr/local/bin/USBTesting.sh when I plug in a specific USB device. I created /lib/udev/rules.d/99-USBTesting.rules ...
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Wi-Fi-enable a USB hard drive

I have a "smart picture frame" type of device that displays media files from a connected USB hard drive. I wonder if it is possible to stream some files to this hard drive via my home network by ...