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Copy ubuntu from one PC to another

I have a very weird scenerio here, I have installed some softwares on my Ubuntu machine, Now I want to move everything (including windows)to another Machine B, notice Machine has no access to Internet ...
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Program to format external drive to FAT16 in Windows 8.1 [closed]

As the title says, I need a program to format my USB as FAT16. The default windows format option has only FAT, FAT32 and NTFS options. I'm using Windows 8.1 Thanks in advance.
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How can you check the number of audio channels available in a USB DAC?

I'm writing a music application for Ubuntu that needs to know how many channels are available on the system. I have a USB DAC with 10 channels and another with 2. How can I read the number of channels ...
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Booting to USB drive loads my “broken” Windows 7?

Today my Win7 computer stopped booting. Yesterday it was fine. I determined that the master boot record was corrupt so I created a Win7 bootable USB drive and ran the startup repair utility and ...
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Windows USB Tool and Unetbootin never detects external hard drive

I like to try out different Linux distro's and I don't like partitioning my main drive. I have plenty of actual hard drives that I can use for that (I like one OS per drive). Anyway, I'm trying to ...
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using Virtual box VDI as usb stick

I have ubuntu installed on a virtual box , I installed a software named XYZ on it, Now I want to make this VDI file burn on a USB so I can install it on any PC, is this possible? my main goal is that ...
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Windows deleted a folder without asking or confirmation

I have an USB drive, that I use for copying files from my Windows 7-based computer to my Linux-based home theather system. Media Player creates .Theater folder in disk's root folder, every time disk ...
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Sync iTunes on Hyper-V VM with iPhone plugged into client’s USB port over RDC [duplicate]

I’m wondering if it is possible to sync iTunes on a Hyper-V Virtual Machine with an iPhone plugged into the client’s USB port over Remote Desktop Connection. Below is my config and what I have tried. ...
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Access USB device from virtual machine (Windows 7 pro) while having host Linux (Debian 7)

I am a bit at loss to find where the problem could be. I have a computer running Debian Wheezy. I want to run a microcontroller debugger from within a virtual machine (VMPlayer 6.03). I am using a USB ...
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USB port transfers power but not data

So one of USB ports on my laptop just stopped working for whatever reason. I used it for USB mouse, turned on the laptop today and it's not working. The red light under the mouse is on when the usb is ...
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On ASUS motherboard, some USB ports are not working

Of the 6 back USB ports (4 USB 3.0 in blue, and 2 USB 2.0 in black), 2 of the 3.0 ports are not functional. (The 2 other 3.0 ports are working after installing the ASMedia USB3.0 drivers) Plugging ...
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Windows: 2 independent audio devices for stereo?

In our company we have several small USB speaker/mic combinations (jabra speak) for skype conferences. Is there a way I can just plug in 2 of these in 2 usb slots and then tell Windows (or iTunes) to ...
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Are usb printer cables restricted by the same lengths as all other usb cables? [duplicate]

I want to place a 3D printer far away from a PC in a well ventilated location. The printer needs a PC connected for operating...but fumes are problem. Moving it after setup just to print isn't an ...
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What defines maximum numbers of USBs connected?

By default maximum possible USB devices connected is 128. Different motherboards support different numbers. Most of them do not go that high. But how is that number defined? I mean for example x86 ...
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Create a bootable USB installer from a external hard disk partition

I have a 1TB external disk. I want to have a usb installer for both windows and ubuntu. But I do not have any USB. So I partitioned the external drive with 8GB, 8GB and the rest for data. The 8GB ...
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USB mice won't work on my notebook [duplicate]

Windows 8.1 If I plug a USB mouse, it doesn't work. Cursor isn't moving, buttons aren't reacting. Details: Mouse glows as if it's working Mouse works on the another computer Tried another mouse, ...
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Mac OS X USB port recognized as 1.1 instead of 2.0

I have a Mac OS X v 10.5.8 and I use the USB device Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS to watch TV on it. This has worked fine until recently, but now it seems that the USB ports of my Mac are recognized ...
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Can I connect two computers on an ADSL modem which has one USB port and one Ethernet port?

I have an ADSL2 modem + router. It has one USB connector and one Ethernet port. It is not a wireless router-modem. Can I use both of my computers on each one to access the internet? Here are the ...
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Windows 7 OEM not installing

I was having issues installing Windows 7 64bit Home Premium OEM (see my other question). To make absolutely sure it didn't have anything to do with my CD/DVD drive, I made a bootable USB from my CD ...
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Locking Arch Linux with keyfile on USB

I'm currently preparing to install reinstall Arch Linux on my HDD and was going to encrypt the whole disk and then I saw this https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dm-crypt/Device_encryption#Keyfiles ...
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Will a 10 slot USB3 hub provide full bandwidth for 10 USB2 flash drives, and if not, where is the bottleneck?

I am wondering if a USB3 hub connected to a USB3 motherboard could sustain 10 USB2 flash drives being used simultaneously to transfer data at full bandwidth. Theoretically USB 2 speed is 60 MB/sec ...
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usb keyboard needs unplug/plug every BIOS boot to skip keyboard error or no keyboard present What cause this?

Every BIOS boot ,I get keyboard error or no keyboard present on BIOS.I need unplug/plug to skip this.After I unplug and plug all USB device,the problem solved.What cause this?Does my USB OK?
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Debian: How to boot from btrfs root on LVM on USB?

Using debootstrap I have installed a Debian wheezy system on an external USB drive with the following partitioning layout: /dev/sda: GRUB in MBR L sda1: ext2, /boot L sda2: LVM PV L ...
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How to drive this smartkey?

Feel free to migrate this question if it does not suit SuperUser SE aim. It might be a topic for StackOverflow or Unix & Linux SE. Anyway, here I am... I would like to interface a smartkey, lets ...
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DisplayPort monitor with USB hub, switch to another machine with all USBs?

So, I'd really like to just be able to sit down at my desk, with my gaming pc all connected up and working, plug my MacBook Air in to the DisplayPort and pick up all the USB devices. ...
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How to install my USB to VGA adapter on linux? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a USB 3.0 to VGA adapter (also comatible with 2.0) and the driver that comes with is "FLUSBVGA-1.1.258.0 (1).exe" for Windows. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't find support for this adapter. ...
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Fedora 20: frequent 20-30 second lockups, dodgy USB port at fault?

Brand new Fedora 20 install, all working fine other than occasional, seemingly random lockups. The 5s load average comes back in the 10-15 range immediately afterwards, so something is getting done at ...
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USB Type B: Why male vs. female differentiation is not enough?

This manufacturer website is very definite: The two types of plugs have the same number of pins, and are electrically identical. They are only different mechanically. This was an intentional ...
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Disable desktop extend in Windows 8

Is it possible to disable Windows Desktop Extend irrespective of any devices plugged in? aka I never ever want to display my desktop on a secondary monitor I work in a hot desking environment in ...
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laptop usb mouse freezing

My usb mouse has been working great with my laptop. A fews days ago I plugged an iphone to the usb port for charging and since then the mouse has been acting weird. It stops working for a few seconds ...
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'Active Directory Domain Service unavailable'

i installed a usb printer driver in a laptop running Windows vista Home Premium, 32bit. installation completed successfully but the printer doesn't respond to any print order giving error messages ...
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Assign permanent drive name to USB (across different computers)?

Some of the shortcuts on my flash drive need the drive to be assigned to a specific name, and I need to access this across several computers. Is there a way that the flash drive's drive name can be ...
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Damaged USB stick?

I would like to know, if my usb stick is physically damaged. I have some good readable documents, but some folders with unknown symbols and not readable data: I would like to backup this usb stick ...
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How do I use a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone as a 'Bluetooth Adapter' when it's connected to my PC via USB?

OK, so I bought an All-In-One PC from a wanker who told me it had Bluetooth. It doesn't have Bluetooth. I remember on my old PC I had a USB/Bluetooth Adapter that I could plug in to my PC's USB port ...
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USB drives not recognized [closed]

On my school computer, I tried plugging in my flash drive, and I can hear the sound Win 7 makes when a USB is plugged in, but I can't see it in My Computer. Also, there are 2 other partitions of the ...
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Will the usb disk wear out when it is set to read-only

I'm aware that usbs' have a limited read/write cycles. What if, I put a whole linux installation, about 4Gb, on a usb and set the usb to read-only. Then set a ramfs for those apps that needed a ...
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Keyboard intermittantly connecting and disconnecting in Windows 8.1

I have been experiencing an issue where my keyboard will occasionally disconnect for several seconds, and then reconnect and function normally. When it disconnects, the keyboard doesn't function, and ...
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Windows 7 is making weird sounds while copying,deleting or doing anything to files on a pendrives [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, my computer is pretty old (somewhere around 8 years already?). And it makes really weird, beepy-like sounds while copying files to any pendrive(so it's a Windows issue, not ...
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In Windows, is it possible to manually select USB amperage output?

I'm looking to limit the amperage output Windows gives to usb devices through a certain port. I'm finding Windows is providing 500mA to devices that only operate on 100mA or lower, which is consuming ...
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How to debug Dualshock 4 Pairing

I'm not sure when this happened but all of a sudden I'm unable to pair my PS4 controller with my mac. I'm running 10.10, but I don't think it's a 10.10 problem since I was able to pair it instantly ...
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Force Windows to treat USB drive as internal

How do you force Windows Pro to enable dynamic disk mode on an external USB drive? I have a small home server using a NUC and multi drive USB enclosure that I'd like to be able to use dynamic disks ...
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Create Linux swap on external USB 3 hard drive

I have an external USB 3 hard drive USB 3 port on Debian, and I would like to create a swap partition on that drive which drive also holds the partitions for databases and other high-volume stuff. ...
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Error loading operating system on Windows 7 Install USB

I created a Windows 7 Install USB the usual way. NTFS partition on pendrive, made it bootable, copyed all files from DVD to the pendrive, test it on my laptop. It works, at least on my laptop (HP ...
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Clone HDD to USB to SSD?

I bought a new computer (ASUS G551JM) with a hard disk drive (1TB 7200 RPM), but I want to transfer the OS (and everything else) onto my Samsung EVO 840 (500GB). However, when I purchased the SSD from ...
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Turn off USB power when system not in use on motherboard

I have an Asus Z77 sabertooth motherboard. I also just got a USB powered audio DAC for my desk. It has a very bright white light on the front of it and it only turns off when there's no power going ...
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win7 not acknwledging external USB HD as “removable”

Win7 does not mark my external HD as "removable". Consistently I do not have an "eject" entry in the context menu. Curiosely the "safely remove" widget does list the drive, but then fails because ...
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USB drivers for an ASUS M5 A78L USB3 motherboard

My three year old 64 bit Windows 7 PC has an ASUS M5 A78L USB3 motherboard with two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. I used the Driver Booster app to bring my drivers up to date. The result was ...
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Would USBs on non-Apple monitor with DisplayPort work?

Would the USB ports on a 3rd party monitor work on MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt? I have a MacBook Pro 13" from ~2012 (13", no retina, i7 model) that I'm still pretty happy with. Now I'm sick of ...
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Install linux on computer that can't boot from USB, but no CD/DVD available

I have a computer (A) that I want to install linux on. The bios on A does not recognize "booting from USB". I do not have access to a CD or DVD to create a boot disc. I do however have access to other ...
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Slow performance running VM Player image (virtual machine) on USB3.0 external drive

I have a virtual image I'm trying to run over USB3.0 on an external drive using VM Player. The performance is very slow and I cant seem to find the culprit. I've ran some benchmarking tools and my UP ...