USB is a universal, general interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Dual External Monitor?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which has a USB 3.0, 2.0, and a micro-HDMI port. I currently have 2 external monitors that I wish to connect. I'm using a micro-HDMI to HDMI adapter to connect one of ...
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How am I exceeding USB 2.0 speeds on a USB 2.0 port?

I am writing files to a USB 2.0 drive from a RAM disk, that has a 256MB random filled file on it (created from /dev/urandom to stop the file being compressed too much). When I look at the speeds of ...
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Can't attach VMDK to Virtual Machine (Thumb Drive mounted as Raw Disk)?

I'm trying to boot from a thumb drive in VirtualBox on Windows. The thumb drive has a copy of Windows 7, and its bootable. I created a VMDK using vboxmanage according to Boot your USB Drive in ...
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My files and folders on my usb disk changed automatically to FILE format

I have a 465 GB Maxtor USB external hard drive. I use it for games on my Xbox 360. Today I turned on my Xbox 360, started XexMenu 1.1 and there were only a few games show on it. I pluged-in my ...
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USB ports fail to recognize on wake

Whenever I hibernate or sleep my computer -- and then wake it up, all USB ports don't recognize anything. For example, my usb printer will not recognize, my phone will say it's charging (but not ...
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Converting a 9 pin connector to a “normal” usb?

I bought a little drive from a flea market which is able to read various memory cards. I was interested because in my job I need from time to time to read such devices for various reasons (data ...
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Do Linux Live CDs properly shut down USB devices when you power off?

I’ve been using a Live CD with a USB drive that has my KeePassX database on it, when I shut the system down I noticed that the USB light doesn’t shut off before it asks me to remove the media (CD) and ...
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Replace kernel extnesion module (driver) in max osx using udev rule

I'm doing development on an embedded device using an FTDI Single RS232 chip for usb communications. I can communicate with the device just fine using the pylibftdi and libftdi libraries over libusb, ...
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Logging when someone connects or removes a USB device to/from a Windows machine

I am currently trying to find a way to log all of the connections and disconnections of USB devices from all of the Windows machines on our network. This information needs to automatically be logged ...
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Plugging Windows 8.1 tablet into Windows 8.1 Laptop dangerous?

I have a windows 8.1 tablet (Asus Vivotab note 8), and I would like to transfer files from my laptop to the tablet. I know that it is dangerous to use double male-ended USB cables to connect two ...
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Why does my programmer works with only one of the USB ports?

I have a USB-ASP programmer for AVR micro controllers that connected to USB port. I also have a USB2Serial Converter cable. My laptop has 3 USB port. These two above devices works only one of the ...
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3 USB devices do not work together (using M-AUDIO and Ableton Live)

I have the following setup: Toshiba Satellite laptop USB mouse USB keyboard USB connected M-AUDIO box. Windows 7 Ableton Live software When I plug them in all at the same time, it appears that ...
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USB does not work in Windows after boot Linux

I have a double boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron-15-7537 If I boot into Windows after I have been running Ubuntu my USB ports do not work, neither the USB 2 or 3 ports. However ...
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Trouble assigning different layouts to multiple simultaneous input devices in Linux

I have a Linux machine on which I frequently switch between a standard, wireless Logitech keyboard with built-in trackpad, and an "air mouse" with built-in mini keyboard. The keyboard has a Swedish ...
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How to identify which USB devices are mapped to what network interface names?

When I plug in an USB network, it gets assigned a network name, like wlan1 by udev. Is there a way how to determine the mapping, without going through udev files, like ...
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BSOD When Loading Windows 7 From USB 3.0 External HDD

I have been installing an instance of Windows 7 on an external USB 3.0 hard drive for me to boot using USB. I was successfully able to make it bootable, and get Windows 7 working on it. I'm currently ...
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If I open a document from a USB flash drive but do not save it to the computer, can someone access the file’s contents after I remove the drive?

I have a USB Flash drive with confidential information on it and I will need to access this information on someone else’s computer. The computer is a PC and operates on Microsoft Office 7. If I open ...
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Samsung NP900X3E Clean Installation..Helpp…!

I've a Samsung NP900X3E laptop. The device came with Windows 8. Few days ago, the Windows was broken and the laptop was restarting itself. I couldn't open the bios and couldn't start the computer from ...
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How to mount USB drive on Ubuntu so that other users can access it?

Yes, this question has been asked before, but as far as I'm concerned it has not been answered satisfactorily. Many answers mention that an extra line in /etc/fstab is required. I don't want to add ...
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How do I install Win 7 OS through bootable device?

I Cannot install Win 7 OS in another PC which is Dell Vostro-1014 through USB bootable device. The windows installation shows a complete cent-per-cent, but then when it restarts I had to reinstall it ...
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Using my USB Port only as a Power Source [duplicate]

I have a peculiar problem of requiring usb port only for powering my wifi enabled USB powered Dongle. Hope you understand. I have some application that will work only in Wifi. But now when I connect ...
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Batch file that sets a variable equal to the drive letter of first removable disk found

I want to write a batch file such that when I run it in cmd, it sets a new variable equal to the drive letter of my usb flash drive (if, of course, it's the only storage device of that type). Assume ...
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HID Gamepad Gone after paired

I'm having an issue using a DualShock 4 with Windows 7. When the device is paired using bluetooth, it works fine and then the device appears under the devices in the "Devices and Printers" window. But ...
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Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive only working with own sata/usb adapter

I opened up my Seagate Expansion Drive (3TB) to get to the hard drive itself. I wanted to use it in my PC and access it through SATA. But I cant mount the drive on linux. If I try to access it through ...
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Installing Generic USB Wifi Dongle to OSX

I purchased an old Mac Pro to use as a home server. It has no WiFi card. I have a generic Wireless N USB dongle. I got it a long time ago and it's not branded. Windows installs the drivers ...
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Ruined Surface Pro's USB port

I bought a second hand Microsoft Surface Pro last saturday, and in only one day I managed to ruin the only USB 3.0 port in the device. I bought a cheap USB 3.0 hub. It didn't work. The HUB had input ...
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Using PC as a virtual USB flash storage device

I have a Linux server that has an application installed which writes its logs to a connected USB flash drive. I need to have a constant access to these logs which means I cannot unplug the USB flash, ...
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Hp pavilion g6 2053ef - USB drivers Windows 7 64 bit

I just recently formatted my hp pavilion g6 to dual boot ubuntu and windows 7 64 bit. In ubuntu all 3 usb ports work fine, but in windows the 2 usb ports on the left dont work. When i try to update ...
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How to get tcpip over usb on WinCE with Mips-II without rebuilding the OS?

I have a device with a "mini usb B female" socket, which runs WinCE 6.00, the cpu is MIPS-ii (mips-2 or MIPS32-au13xx). I'd like to use ethernet networking on the device, but since I have no network ...
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3.5mm headphone to USB adapter not working

I recently purchased a 3.5mm Headphone & mic to USB adapter by 3d sound. Although the device has no printed model number, educated guesswork leads me to believe it is the "C-Media USB 3D Audio ...
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Unable to detect device when inserting any USB device

I'm running an Acer Aspire v7 with Windows 8.1 64-bit. My laptop used to work fine with USB sticks and external hard drives but then stopped one day. Device Manager shows up like this when I have a ...
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Prevent applications from changing audio input gain

I have a USB mixer that is recognized by Windows as a USB microphone (as per the manufacturer's instructions). My microphone and other inputs are plugged into this mixer. Every once in a while when I ...
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How to connect to a Lego™ EV3 over USB from a linux machine

The title is my question. I have a Linux computer from which I would like to access and program the new Lego™ EV3. Also if there are any resources on how to program the Lego™ EV3 with C++ ...
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How to copy a MBR to usb flash drive and boot?

I am trying my own bootloader from pen-drive . Using 64-bit ubuntu-14.04 , and legacy boot option , here are the steps I have done. 1) Assembly program test.S .code16 .text .global _start; ...
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Setting up automatic File Sync with USB drive

I have a file that I want to have automatically backed up onto my USB drive like with a networked drive sync operation how would I be able to set this up? I've tried to look in the properties for ...
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Ubuntu to Windows

So last night my OS(Windows) died on me, my bootmgr went missing(corrupt i guess) and i could not load into windows. I used my brothers computer to download Ubuntu as a temp OS until i get my hands on ...
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not getting USB 3.0 speeds with multiple USB 3.0 sticks on my laptop

My Core i5 laptop is behaving strangely on windows 8.1 - I think on windows 8 it didn't have this problem.. but I have 8.1 now. My USB3.0 flash drives are all copying at 10 to 13MB/s a second , it ...
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How write a .bin file to USB drive under Linux

How do I write a .bin-file to a USB drive on linux? The .bin-file contains a bootable drive. How can I achieve this under Ubuntu?
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Bypass Bootcamp USB Driver Issue with Hog4 PC

First, I know that the software Hog4 PC and the DMX Super Widget are not supported with Bootcamp on a Mac and so, the exact driver issues are not relevant. The widget plugs into the Mactop via a USB ...
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Installing Moto X 2nd Gen Debug Driver

I have a Windows 7 x64 Ultimate computer and I want to connect my Moto X 2nd Gen (XT1097) in debug mode so I can develop some apps. The problem is, Windows can't find the drivers for my Moto X. I ...
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Live Disk with Persistance: Missing Operating System

I will try to narrow down my questions because I realize this topic is super broad. I'm trying to create a Linux bootable USB disk with persistence for the most recent version of Lubuntu (14.10). ...
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WmiEvent for any usb device

I am following this answer, which contains Register-WmiEvent -Class win32_VolumeChangeEvent -SourceIdentifier volumeChange and $newEvent = Wait-Event -SourceIdentifier volumeChange This works ...
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use two external hard drive as one

I am planning to purchase a second external hard drive and I am trying to figure out a minimalist setting to use two external drives at the same time (I don’t want to plug two drives into my computer, ...
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Is there a way to make a usb NIC show up in the wifi dropdown on a Macbook Pro 15?

I purchased a USB NIC (Alfa AWUS036AC) because the onboard NIC on my 2014 MBP 15 and my Netgear router don't play nice with each other. Is there a way I can make the networks it (the new NIC) sees ...
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USB hubs that actually implements Hub Port Power Control? [closed]

No USB hub I have tried actually seems to support "Hub Port Power Control" properly that is required for USB 2.0 compliance. The USB 2.0 standard states that : Self-powered hubs may have power ...
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How do I get an external USB hard drive recognized in Windows PE environment (WinPE running off disc)?

I'm running WinPE on a disc. I believe it's PE 2.0. It's being run on a laptop with USB 3.0 ports, as I'm sure that may matter. I want to connect either a USB thumb drive or USB hard drive but it's ...
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Schedule a task to run upon connection to usb port

I would like to trigger an event when any device is plugged into a usb port. I can't find anything relevant in event viewer. I am running Windows 8, but would like it to be compatible with Windows ...
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Samsung tablet & an USB RFID reader (powered through USB). Can I use an “USB Y cable”?

Can I use an USB Y cable to charge the tablet and to connect tablet to the RFID reader at the other end?Currently works fine when both are connected directly but solution is not sustainable, the ...
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What cable do a need to connect a SATA SSD to a computer with eSATA and USB plugs?

I have a laptop (Dell Precision M 6700) with an eSATA plug and some free USB ports. What type of cable do I need to plug the SATA SSD to the eSATA and power it? Is there a cable with eSATA on a side ...
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Mac OS X USB to Serial doesn't work

I'm developing a hardware which has USB to Serial (RS232) connectivity. Everything is fine when connecting the USB to Serial from Windows. But whenever I'm at Mac OS, the cable doesn't work. It does ...